Melanie Destin has been many things in her troubled life...a drug dealer, a doctor, a fugitive, and most recently, the saviour of Mars...what she doesn't want to be is a mother.
When circumstances make her responsible for a young orphan, she soon discovers the girl comes with a terrifying past...one that binds them to each other.
Pursued by a ruthless government assassin, Mel must get the girl to safety before they are both captured. If she fails, the secrets hidden within the child's genes will make a dictator unstoppable and forever change the course of human history.
Child of Mars is the third page turning book in the sci fi thriller Mars Ascendant Series which explores the consequences of humanity's exploration and colonization of the solar system in the distant future.
If you like science fiction with a strong female lead character, ruthless villains, mutants, clones, AIs and a page turning plot, you'll love Child of Mars.
About the author
D.M.(Doug) Pruden worked for 35 years in the petroleum industry as a geophysicist. For most of his life he has been plagued with stories banging around inside his head that demanded to be let out into the world. He currently spends his time as an empty nester in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his long suffering wife of 34 years. When he isn’t writing science fiction stories, he likes to spend his time playing with his granddaughters and working on improving his golf handicap.
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