It is the year 2037 and Stan Rhodes is the American captain of Endurance III, a V-shaped spacecraft on the last leg of a 56-million-kilometer journey to Mars. It's crucial to the success of the Mars mission that Rhodes and his crew land their ship within ten kilometers of an emergency ascent vehicle and a cargo ship that had previously landed on the surface of the Red Planet. They succeed in landing at the designated site. But when they reach the cargo ship, they discover unknown architectural wonders from an ancient civilization. Rhodes and his crew breach a magnificent pyramid, finding statues and cryptic writing that chronicle the life of a revered Martian king. Inscriptions tell how the monarch played a major role in ridding the region of monstrous, predatory beasts, and a statue depicts him bravely facing off with one. The text also foretells the coming of distant travelers from afar and threatens the lives of those who dare disturb the eternal resting place of this legendary ruler. Join this team of explorers as they go Walking on Mars; venturing deep into the subterranean passageways of a shrine from a lost world and encountering things they never imagined possible. David Gatesbury is a lifelong resident of St. Louis who has been writing for 25 years and has previously published The Haunting of Strathmoor Heights. Now retired, the author lives with his wife Marianne and spends much of his time writing and gardening. Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/DavidGatesbury
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Book Description Strategic Book Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1622120442