Armageddon is Up for Auction
The Ares Weapon
Book 1 of the Mars Ascendant Series
by D. M. Pruden
Dr. Melanie Destin's life is a mess. In a desperate attempt to start over, she accepts an interplanetary salvage job that will pay her enough to rebuild a new life on Mars. When she learns the real purpose of the mission is to recover an apocalyptic virus, everything begins to unravel...
I really, really enjoyed this story. I read it every chance I had to find out what happened next. I was as in the dark as the main character as to the true nature of the mission. It slowly unraveled in a very delicious way.
The characters are sketchy, the mission and weapon are unique... everything about this story was interesting. I didn't know who to trust. Neither did the main character. She makes some heroic choices and some really bad choices, which made her more real. But I like characters with baggage and who have layers.
The Ares Weapon was part thriller, part mystery, part discovery and exploration. Very fun and entertaining.
I plan on reading more in this series. Available on Amazon. Oh, and it's free.