4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review
The Devil's Astronaut, by Noah Bond, is a fictional novel with science fiction elements woven throughout. This is a creative, intriguing book that kept me interested until the very end.
Professor Glen Winfield comes across some strange information while doing research for the Kennedy Space Center. He finds unusual data buried in the Apollo archives that leads him to seek the help of a current astronaut, Rachel MacPherson. While investigating, he finds documentation that makes him believe a top secret moon project was initiated decades earlier. Rachel's father was the director of the project. He died under mysterious circumstances and left behind his widow, who is determined to help Glen find the answers to his questions. The team of three is assisted by a group of Russian scientists who also believe Glen's theory that a base was established on the moon, but contact was lost.
While on this journey to prove the secret mission existed, a third player enters the picture and puts Rachel's life and the future of mankind in danger. Glen must do everything in his power to save the woman he loves from the role she plays in these devastating events.
When I started reading this book, I had a pre-conceived idea of where it was going. However, I was wrong! The plot was unique and had enough twists and turns to keep me thoroughly engaged.
The main characters were well-developed and entertaining. The professor, Glen, and the astronaut, Rachel, had humorous verbal exchanges. Rachel's mother, Lauren, was a funny character also. She had a unique, open relationship with Rachel. I enjoyed reading about her interactions with Rachel and Glen. The secondary characters helped to move the story along and add an extra layer to the main characters.
One of the most interesting aspects of the story was the variety of settings. Those settings included Florida, Mexico and the moon. Each location was vastly different and described appropriately.
The author's writing style was smooth and easy to follow. I enjoyed the mysterious chain of events that led to a surprising conclusion. The book appears to be professionally edited, with only a few minor errors that did not detract from the story.
Based on my above observations, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I don't feel that the minor grammatical errors call for a drop to 3 stars. I think fans of suspense and science fiction will enjoy this novel. It is suitable for all ages. There are no graphic scenes or explicit sex. The ending left it to where there could be a sequel. I look forward to reading other books by this author.
The Devil's Astronaut
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon
Like Momlovesbooks's review? Post a comment saying so!