When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory -- a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all....Continua
It starts with a very slow pace, but when you get to the conspiracy part it will arouse your attention to full curiosity.
It was around the Presidential Election. The US president and the Senator were fighting for the next office session. The NASA was under criticism of over-budget and market domination. At this time, there was a discovery of the meteorite with extraterrestrial life under the ice. There were particular characteristics of the meteorite which concluded that it was authentic, such as the purity of ice shelf, fusion crust, chondrule content and big animal with exoskeleton etc. However, Rachel and Tolland rebutted them one by one. This revealed the fraud and attracted the killing from the Delta Force to prevent leakage of the truth. They followed them all through from Arctic to the States. The story was not complex but the scenery was Hollywood-like.
“Working closely with Sexton had been an eye-opening experience – akin to a behind-the-scenes tour of Universal Studios, where one’s childlike awe over the movies is sullied by the realization that Hollywood isn’t magic after all.”
“William Pickering stood on the bridge of the Goya and watched in dumbstruck awe as the spectacle unfolded all around him.”...Continua
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