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by Michael Cole
About this Book
Dr. Rick Donovan, an astrophysicist, leads a group of American scientists on a secret mission to Antarctica after a roving spy satellite spots a monolithic gray mass five miles long and one mile wide in a glacier's bowels.
Upon their arrival, Donovan soon discovers this anomaly entrenched in the glacier is capable of creating enormous amounts of energypower strong enough to form a vortex that picks up their three-ton vehicle in its maws. Shaken to the core, but determined to find out what's inside the glacier, he and his team board a nuclear submarine to burrow through the ice. Donovan discovers that a life form of superior intelligence inhabits the gray mass.
To complicate their mission, a Russian nuclear submarine with the same goal in mind enters the area; unfortunately, the captain has an itchy trigger finger. In order to complete their objective, not only must they confront the Russians, but they must also figure out a way to make contact with the alien life form who's made it perfectly clear it wants to be left alone. Donovan and his team soon realize they'll have to pay a steep price both personally and professionally.
About the Author
Michael Cole lives in Laguna Niguel, California. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees, he wore a number of different career hats, but none of them ever stirred his souluntil he took up writing.
As a young boy, he was always fascinated with the unknown, the mysterious, and also the unworldly.
Pandora is Cole's eleventh novel.
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In Michael Cole's eleventh novel, Pandora, a temblor shears off a section of ice from the largest glacier in Antarctica and partially exposes a monolithic gray mass. NASA assigns astrobiologist Dr. Rick Donovan to head a team of scientists to visit the site.
It's not long before a magnetic vortex resembling a spinning storm cloud rises out of the glacier and swallows a six-ton vehicle they were using for transportation. Convinced that a connection exists between the vortex and the gray mass, Donovan and his team agree to board a nuclear submarine. Their objective? Burrow through the ice to the lake so more information can be obtained. The closer they get, the more convinced they are that the gray mass is a starship and that a life form on board is cautioning them not to come any closer. Upon entering the lake, they discover a Typhoon-class Russian submarine is also present. The captain warns the Americans if they don't leave, he'll blow them out of the water.
How this science fiction tale plays out makes for a spellbinding tale you won't soon forget.
Cole has been fascinated with space and space exploration for as long as he can remember. Although Pandora is fiction, he says perhaps someday we, too, will encounter an alien life form that will come to Earth in a starship capable of exceeding the speed of light. And if it does, he prays to God it won't be evil.
Pandora was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
ISBN 10: 1-939870-15-1
202 pp, $13.97