"Rip roaring space adventure"
After the adventures in SAUCER, Rip Cantrell and his
girlfriend Charley Pine donated the flying saucer to the
Air and Space Museum. A bored Charley accepts Pierce
Artois' offer to pilot a space plane to the moon to bring
supplies to the station being built there. While she is on
the space plane, Charley notices inside a locked
compartment an object marked with a radioactive warning
label; nothing on the manifest indicates that anything
radioactive is on the ship.
On the moon, Artois and his associates are building a
mysterious machine that disturbs Charley. She soon learns
that they are constructing an antigravity beam that will
destroy anything in its path even from the distance to
earth. Artois wants to be emperor of the world and he has a
good chance of succeeding. Charley hijacks a space plane
and returns to earth. She and Rip steal back the donated
saucer so that they can try to destroy Artois' fleet
leaving him stranded on Luna, rescue his abducted uncle,
and ultimately obliterate the weapon of mass destruction.
SAUCER: THE CONQUEST is a rip roaring space adventure novel
filled with a dashing hero and a courageous female
champion, vile villains ready to commit genocide for power,
and numerous space battles that make Star Wars look like a
romance. Rip is a modern day Flash Gordon leaping from one
adventure into another while Charley is the only person who
can out leap Rip yet keep him somewhat on an even keel.
Gifted Stephen Coonts provides an innovative yet in some
ways old fashioned space tale that will appeal to anyone
who enjoys the Star war sagas.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 16, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007