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Publisher's Summary

The Year is 2040.
The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves.
Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war. The USMC -- a branch of a military considered, until just recently, to be obsolete -- has dispatched the Marine Mars Expeditionary Force, a thirty-man weapons platoon, to the Red Planet to protect American civilians and interest with lethal force if necessary.
Because great powers are willing to devastate a world in order to keep an ancient secret buried. Because something that was hidden in the Martian dust for half a million years has just been unearthed . . . something that calls into question every belief that forms the delicate foundation of civilization . . .Something inexplicably human.
©1998 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas E. Noll on 01-04-13

Fun space opera

If you like space opera this one is fun. Douglas puts an interesting twist on the future as the US gets a substantial dose of its own real politik. There are a lot of classic plot lines and good characterization for this genre. Definitely worth it.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-15-17

GOT SH@T UP HIS CHAMBER

Lots of politics. Like bumblebee, I expected something a lot different. At least some Science Fiction with the politics. As Hadland, says, Mars has nothing to do with the plot. This is the second time I have wasted money on Douglas, there will not be a third.

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