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Red Desert

Book 4
Rita Carla F. Monticelli
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They’ve succeeded in escaping.
And are going back home.
But they aren’t alone.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will become of Earth?

The final book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”.

Earth.
It’s their home, they were born and raised there, but at the same time they’ve never set foot there. And so the deep feelings that Anna and Hassan have as they return to their own planet, after almost five years, are mixed with the marvel of the foreign entity they bring with them, as it lands on a new world.
The two survivors of the Isis mission are welcomed as heroes, but they can’t enjoy the adulation. The intent they are pursuing has priority over everything else.
Besides the internal battle between the new Anna and the old, two more conflicts consume her: the one against the hidden dangers brought by Earth itself, not to mention its inhabitants, and a more complex one involving her own feelings, which will force her to make an important choice affecting her future. In the meantime, on the Red Planet, Melissa finds herself deepening her exploration of human nature, torn between dread and disdain against it, and a growing sense of belonging.
But someone, intrigued by the sudden acceleration of the whole Isis program, is beginning to have suspicions.
Now that the adventure on Mars is over, what will Anna’s choice be? What will become of Earth?

The previous books are:
“Red Desert - Point of No Return” (book 1);
“Red Desert - People of Mars” (book 2);
“Red Desert - Invisible Enemy” (book 3).

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About the author

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author.
She has lived in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) since 1993, earning a degree in biology and working as a writer, scientific and literary translator, and freelance web copywriter. In the past she also worked as researcher, tutor and professor’s assistant in the field of ecology at “Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia” of the University of Cagliari.
As a cinema addict, she started by writing screenplays and fan fictions inspired by the movies.
She writes original fiction since 2009.
Between 2012-2013 she wrote and published a hard science fiction series set on Mars and titled “Deserto rosso”.
The whole “Deserto rosso” series, which includes four books, was also published as omnibus in December 2013 (ebook and paperback) and hit No. 1 on the Italian Kindle Store in November 2014.
“Deserto rosso” is being published in English, with the title “Red Desert”, between 2014 and 2015.
The first book of the series is “Red Desert - Point of No Return”; the second is “Red Desert - People of Mars”; the third is “Red Desert - Invisible Enemy”. The final book will be published in July 2015.
She also authored a crime thriller titled “Il mentore” (2014), a science fiction novel titled “L’isola di Gaia” (2014), and an action thriller titled “Affinità d’intenti” (2015).
“Il mentore” will be published in English by AmazonCrossing with the title “The Mentor” in autumn 2015.
All her books have been Amazon bestsellers in Italy so far.
Since October 2012 she is part of the cast of FantaScientificast and Destinazione Terra, an Italian podcast and blog about science fiction.
Since April 2013 she is an Italian Representative of Mars Initiative.
She’s often a guest both in Italy and abroad during book fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino (Turin Book Fair) and Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair), local publishing events, university conventions as well as classes, where she gives speeches or conducts workshops about self-publishing and genre fiction writing.
As a science fiction and Star Wars fan, she is known in the Italian online community by her nickname, Anakina.

 

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Publisher
Rita Carla F. Monticelli
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Published on
Jul 31, 2015
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Pages
349
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ISBN
9781310326059
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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