Red Desert - Invisible Enemy

Red Desert

Book 3
Rita Carla F. Monticelli
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Third book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”.

The joy of finding the small community living in Ophir is soon shattered by the news coming from Houston about the loss of contact with Station Alpha. In fact for more than a day now, no life signs have been detected inside the habitat.
So, together with Jack, Anna sets out for Lunae Planum again. She’s assailed by dread about Robert’s and Hassan’s fate, and also by doubts concerning their involvement in the death of both the Isis mission commander, and most of all, his wife.
However, having to face Michelle’s murderer is only the first of her problems.
Torn between the desire to return to Earth and the ambition of getting the credit for her scientific discoveries, Anna will see her feeble certainties waver several times, until the revelation of a more devious danger concealed by the Red Planet: an invisible enemy, whose mysterious intent menaces her existence and the one of the only person who is still at her side.

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

The final book, “Red Desert - Back Home”, will be published next summer.

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--- This is the third book in a series of four and it ends with a cliffhanger. ---
 
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About the author

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian independent author.
She lives in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), where she works as a writer, technical, scientific and literary translator, and web copywriter. She is also a biologist and 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 until 2004, when she founded Anakina Web. As part of her firm remit, she manages her creative writing and translation activities, as well as web design and music management.
As a cinema addict, she started by writing screenplays and fan fictions inspired by the movies. She is author of poems in English, published in the United States in anthologies and audiobooks, and has written some song lyrics.
She writes fiction since 2009. In 2011 she completed her first original science fiction novel, which will be published in November 2014 in Italy, and in March 2012 she published “La morte è soltanto il principio”, fantasy novel about ancient Egypt, inspired by the movie “The Mummy”.
 Between 2012-2013 she wrote a science fiction series titled “Deserto rosso”, including four books, which are having success in Italy. The whole “Deserto rosso” series was also published as omnibus in December 2013 (ebook and paperback). Thanks to this series, Monticelli was selected in February 2014 as one of the best ten Italian self-published authors by the Italian version of Wired Magazine, was invited to be a speaker at an event during the Salone Internazionale del Libro 2014 in Turin, the most important Italian book fair, and at an event during the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2014.
“Deserto rosso” is now being published in English with the title “Red Desert”, and this is the third book of the series. The first one is “Red Desert – Point of No Return”; the second is “Red Desert – People of Mars”.
She also published a crime thriller, titled “Il mentore”, in May 2014, and another science fiction novel, titled “L’isola di Gaia”, in November 2014, both in Italian.
Since October 2012 she is part of the cast of FantaScientificast, an Italian podcast about science fiction. Since April 2013 she is an Italian Representative of Mars Initiative.
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
Feb 2, 2015
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781310695803
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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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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).

Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!

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).

Follow Anna Persson (@AnnaPerssonDR) on Twitter!

Secondo dei quattro episodi della serie di fantascienza “Deserto rosso”.

Dopo 995 giorni su Marte l’entusiasmo dell’equipaggio dell’Isis si è trasformato in frustrazione e insofferenza. Le loro ricerche non danno i risultati sperati, i loro mezzi sono insufficienti e già una volta la NASA ha annullato il lancio di una seconda missione, che avrebbe dovuto portare nuovi colonizzatori e attrezzature sul pianeta.
Nel frattempo i rapporti tra i cinque membri della spedizione si sono fatti molto difficili. La Stazione Alfa è diventata teatro di una serie di conflitti, segreti, alleanze e rivalità.
Adesso una nuova finestra di lancio si sta per aprire, ma le notizie da Houston sono tutt’altro che confortanti. Mentre da un parte il ritrovamento di una possibile sacca di ghiaccio potrebbe dare una svolta positiva agli eventi, Anna, esasperata dai comportamenti insoliti di Robert e dalla guerra fredda con Hassan, si trova a meditare sulla possibilità di tornare sulla Terra. Quando anche la morte si abbatte sui cinque abitanti di Marte, Anna trova nella fuga solitaria l’unica scelta possibile. Marte avrà però in serbo per lei un’incredibile scoperta, chiave di un mistero nascosto nelle profondità di Valles Marineris.

“Deserto rosso – Abitanti di Marte” è un romanzo breve (circa 45.000 parole).

L'episodio precedente è “Deserto rosso - Punto di non ritorno”.
L'episodio successivo è “Deserto rosso - Nemico invisibile”.
L'ultimo episodio è “Deserto rosso - Ritorno a casa”.

Tutti gli episodi sono disponibili su Google Play.

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