Mars

Ben Bova

1992

Mars-Ben-Bova

This is the first book in a three book series.

After considerable expense and political maneuvering the first manned mission to Mars is finally launched.  Jamie Waterman can barely believe that he is included amongst it’s members.  Originally only ranked third in line for the geology post he suddenly finds himself first after the others are excluded.

With only a few months on the red planet to achieve the mission objectives personalities clash over priorities as the tough environment tests the explorers and their equipment.  A meteorite shower and a mysterious illness both threaten the mission and the very lives of the crew.

But amidst all this Jamie sees something.  Little more than a glimpse in the distance.  Something so unbelievable the others refuse to believe.  But he must convince them to take the time to investigate before time runs out.

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