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When high-level governmental programmer Sam Steele is called into his office on his day off, he quickly finds himself at the center of a battle for humanity itself. An alien entity is heading straight for Earth, and an elite team of specialists has been assembled to attempt to make first contact. But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime thorn in his side, makes it clear he doesn’t want him there.
The aliens that arrive represent a long-dead race and say they’ve come to help humans defend themselves against an imminent threat, but their help will come with a price. Now the future of humanity hangs in the balance between two men: Web, the regimented, hubristic military man, and Steele, a brilliant man broken by loss and tragedy.
As the team races the clock to try to divine their visitors’ complex instructions, they struggle with infighting and, ultimately, the question of what it means to be human.
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When an elite team of specialists receives a long-awaited first contact from an alien race, it's nothing like what they'd imagined. The "gifts," from a long-dead but seemingly benevolent alien race, have been sent to help humanity defend itself against an imminent threat. It's clear that the gifts are intended to help, but at what price? Caught in the middle is Sam Steele, a high-level programmer and veteran with a tragic past, up against the arrogant, intransigent Colonel Eric Web, who considers Steele a loose cannon and is most concerned with giving the United States an edge in the upcoming battle. As the team races against the clock to divine their visitors' complex instructions, they struggle with infighting and, ultimately, the question of what it means to be human.About the Author:
Dave Donovan was born in Montana and grew up in various locations throughout the United States before settling in Houston, Texas, where he now lives with his wife, Rosemary. Before becoming an author, he worked as a commercial fisherman, a business owner, a corporate executive, and a decorated military officer.
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Book Description 47 North, 2013. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1477817751_abe_bn
Book Description 47North, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 349 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1477817751