Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient, alien artefact (British spelling) on the first ever space-junk elimination mission. Where was it from? Who sent it? What can be learned from it?
International governments impose a security clampdown. Evelyn leads a team of hand-picked scientists who make amazing discoveries within the alien device. Secrecy becomes impossible to maintain. When the news is finally released, she becomes embroiled in international politics, worldwide xenophobic hatred and violence.
This book is one of British author, Tony Harmsworth’s, First Contact novels. If you like realistic near-future stories which compel you to imagine yourself as the protagonist, The Visitor is the book for you. Reviewers of the ebook and paperback have said it is reminiscent of Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein.
The Visitor is science fiction written for the 'thinking' reader who likes realism. Be warned — the story is uncompromising in its tackling of humankind's greed, selfishness and religions . Buy it now and be transported into orbit and beyond.
It is beautifully read by Marni Penning, 'The Lady Hamlet'.Recent review of the ebook.
"This is unquestionably the finest first contact novel I have ever read.
"The whole first contact scenario is depicted in a fresh, innovative way. By this I mean the technological side of the process of discovery and analysis of the object; and also the nature, integrity and motivations of several pivotal characters. The behavior of other characters, of course, is sadly predictable, because this cannot be changed in any story one expects people to actually believe.
"The way that conflict plays out is enormously satisfying to me."I recommend this book very highly."
College student Eve Sawyer senses something disturbing at Murder Creek—the site named for infamous murders committed centuries earlier and where Lacey Walken went missing.
Twenty years ago, Lacey disappeared without a trace ... except for her bloody scarf tangled in fallen branches at the muddy water’s edge.
Drawn to this cold case, Eve goes back to investigate and write a report for her journalism class. As she discovers a small town’s long-buried dark secrets, the pieces of the puzzle come together: the legacy of a man, the fate of a beautiful woman, and the lives that changed forever.
But someone wants Eve to stop—someone with everything to lose.
If Eve’s not careful, she could be next.
With her career in tatters and her marriage receding in the rear-view mirror, ex-RCMP corporal Lacey McCrae trades her uniform for a tool belt, and the Lower Mainland for the foothills west of Calgary. Amid the oil barons, hockey stars, and other high rollers who inhabit the wilderness playground is her old university roommate, Dee Phillips. Dee’s glossy life was shaken by a reckless driver; now she’s haunted by a nighttime prowler only she can hear. As snowmelt swells the icy river, threatening the only bridge back to civilization, Lacey must make the call: assume Dee’s in danger and get her out or decide the prowler is imaginary and stay, cut off from help if the bridge is swept away.
A mother’s worst nightmare, a chance at redemption, and a deadly secret that haunts a family across the generations
There’s only room for one mother in this family.
Claire Abrams’s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark—and seducing her boss.
Claire, Robert, and Jillian work together to create the world’s first baby with three genetic parents—an unprecedented feat that could eliminate inherited disease. But when word of their illegal experiment leaks to the wrong person, Robert escapes into hiding with the now-pregnant Claire, leaving Jillian to serve out a prison sentence that destroys her future.
Ten years later, a spunky girl named Abigail begins to understand that all is not right with the reclusive man and woman she knows as her parents. But the family’s problems are only beginning. Jillian, hardened by a decade of jealousy and loss, has returned—and nothing will stop her from reuniting with the man and daughter who should have been hers.
Past, present, and future converge in this mesmerizing psychological thriller from critically acclaimed author Kira Peikoff.