Sea of Crises by Marty Steere
Title: Sea of Crises
Author: Marty Steere
Available from: Amazon
I received a copy of this book from the author, with a request for review.
“That shouldn’t be here.”
These enigmatic last words are transmitted by Commander Bob Cartwright to Houston Control from the surface of the moon are the catalyst for a chain of events that will keep you turning the pages until you’re done reading. When I read the description of the book, I knew I HAD to read this book. It certainly didn’t disappoint.
This is one of the books you want to savor, to prolong the pleasure – but you can’t put it down and it’s over all too soon. Does the world need another book about missions to the moon, secret government organizations, coverups, and conspiracy? Absolutely, especially this one! I enjoyed every twisting, turning minute of it.
Bob Cartwright’s son, Peter, decides to write a book about the Apollo 18 mission that claimed the life of his father. As part of his research, he visits the surviving family of Mason Gale, one of the other mission members. Little does he know this will trigger a response that could cost him not only his life, but the lives of the Gale family and everyone else associated with the members of the Apollo 18 crew, including his brother, Nate, and his twin brother, Matt. As Nate, Peter and Matt run for their lives, they realize the only thing that can possibly save them is to find out what really happened during the 1976 Apollo 18 mission to the moon. Someone is willing to threaten, kill and put a lot of time and money into making sure nobody finds out. Only the truth can set the three brothers free from the hunters, so they set out to find out what that truth is, no matter the cost.
Not only do I love the characters in this book, the story of the Apollo 18 mission is expertly woven into the present day lives of these three brothers. I was riveted by the telling of the Apollo 18 mission and the shocking facts that are revealed in the telling. And I actually cried at one point.
Are there flaws in this book? Probably. If I spent some time thinking about it, I could probably come up with a couple, but the story, characters and storytelling combined captured me so completely that I’m willing to overlook them (whatever they may be). I can’t wait to see what kind of story this author comes up with next.
At $2.99 for the Kindle version, this book is a steal for anyone who loves a good thriller/conspiracy story. Grab it quick, then put this author on your watch list.