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Stephen Coonts

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Orion

Published : 2002

Copyright : Stephen Coonts 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 0-7528-5202-7
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-7528-5202-7

Publisher's Write-Up

Saucer is the brilliant new thriller from the best-selling author of America and Hong Kong But this time Coonts' reach is farther than ever.


When Rip Cantrell, a seismic surveyor 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 vessel that has been resting there for 140,000 years. Their discovery doesn't remain a secret for long. A US Air Force UFO investigation team arrives just minutes before a team sent by an Australian billionaire who wants to steal the ship's secrets. Before either side can outwit the other, the Libyan military arrives too.

Meanwhile, Rip has been checking out the saucer with the help of beautiful ex-Air Force test pilot Charley Pine and he figures out how the flight systems might work. Perhaps there is one way to get this amazing device from those who would possess it...

With this dazzling blockbuster, Stephen Coonts confirms his position as master of the all-action thriller.

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Review by Nigel (010402) Rating (7/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 7/10
I have seen books by this author before but have never read any as they looked a lot like Tom Clancy type stories - international techno thrillers, etc., which aren't really my cup of tea. However, seeing the title of this book and reading the publisher write-up I said "Ice Station" immediately. The description is so similar it's freaky - you read them both and see if you disagree...

Rip Cantrell is a young engineering student working in the Sahara with a seismic survey team when they discover a metal object buried in ancient sandstone. As they uncover the object they realise they have found a space ship... as they work to uncover more of the craft other interested parties 'find' out and race to take over the discovery.

The novels plot and style is straightforward and lends itself well to this type of pacy action thriller. A good read for a rainy Sunday or lying on the beech when you can't be bothered to do much and want to relax.
Nigel (1st April 2002)

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