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Publisher's Summary

When Rip Cantrell, a seismic survey worker in the Sahara, spots a glint of reflected light in the distance - he investigates and finds a piece of metal apparently entombed in the sandstone. Before long, Rip and his colleagues uncover a flying saucer that has been resting there for 140,000 years. Their discovery doesn't remain a secret for long. The U.S. Air Force sends a UFO investigation team, which arrives just minutes before a team sent by an Australian billionaire to steal the saucer's secrets. Before either side can outwit the other, the Libyan military arrives.
Meanwhile, Rip has been checking out the saucer. With the help of a beautiful ex-Air Force test pilot, Charley Pine, Rip flies the saucer away, embarking on a fantastic journey into space and around the world, keeping just ahead of those who want the saucer for themselves.
©2004 Stephen Coonts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A comic, feel-good sf adventure." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Dick Hill, who is a well-respected narrator, does a superb job....Hill's commendable performance illustrates well the saying that it often is not what one says but how one says it." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bob on 03-10-09

A Fun Read

I really enjoyed this book. I don't know why I hadn't heard of or read it before now but am glad I found it. I usually like very suspenseful thrillers and spy books. This has some government intrigue but is not your typical thriller. I actually laughed out loud more than a few times.
It was a thoroughly great read. I highly recommend it.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Casey on 02-22-09

A really nice listen

Aside from the bad character accents by the narrator (which make smart character sound dumb), I enjoyed listening to this book. If you are looking for something overly complicated and deep, keep looking. It's just a fun ride.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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