Bestselling author Stephen Coonts took fans by surprise with the phenomenal and heart-pounding tale of Saucer. Now Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine are back for seconds with Saucer: The Conquest.
After discovering the secrets of a 140,000-year-old spacecraft in Saucer, Rip Cantrell and beautiful test pilot Charley Pine think their days of high-flying extraterrestrial adventure are over. But when Pine takes up flying spaceplanes to the moon for the French lunar base project, she discovers that the project director has installed a world-threatening antigravity beam.
The French kidnap Rip’s Uncle Egg and force him to fly a saucer, hidden in Area 51, to the moon. Rip and Charley have no choice—to rescue Egg and save the world, they must steal the first saucer from its new home, the National Air and Space Museum, and hit the not-so-friendly skies again.
Stephen Coonts’s first Saucer was a smash-hit nationwide. Now the unlikely duo of Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine are back, so strap in and leave your passports behind as the fight for freedom on the new frontier begins.
Praise for the novels of Stephen Coonts
”The master of the techno-thriller spins a bone-chilling worst-case scenario involving international spies, military heroics, conniving politicians, devious agencies, a hijacked nuclear sub, lethal computer hackers, currency speculators, maniac moguls and greedy mercenaries that rivals Clancy for fiction-as-realism and Cussler for spirited action… [Coonts] never lets up with heart-racing jet/missile combat, suspenseful submarine maneuvers and doomsday scenarios that feel only too real, providing real food for thought in his dramatization of the missile-shield debate.”-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
”Fans of Coonts and his hero Grafton will love it. Great fun.”-Library Journal
”Coonts’s action and the techno-talk are as gripping as ever.”-Kirkus Reviews
”Thrilling roller-coaster action. Give a hearty welcome back to Adm. Jake Grafton.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer
”The author gives us superior suspense with a great cast of made-up characters…But the best thing about this book is Coonts’s scenario for turning China into a democracy.”
–Liz Smith, The New York Post
”A high-octane blend of techno-wizardry [and] ultraviolence…[Coonts] skillfully captures the postmodern flavor of Hong Kong, where a cell phone is as apt as an AK-47 to be a revolutionary weapon.”-USA Today
”Will be enjoyed by Coonts’s many fans…Coonts has perfected the art of the high-tech adventure story.”-Library Journal
”Coonts does a remarkable job of capturing the mood of clashing cultures in Hong Kong.”
”Filled with action, intrigue, and humanity.”-San Jose Mercury News
”Move over Clancy, readers know they can count on Coonts.”-Midwest Book Review
20″Enough Tomahawk missiles, stealth bombers, and staccato action to satisfy [Coonts’s] most demanding fans.” -USA Today
”[A] gripping and intelligent thriller.”-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
”Perhaps the best of Stephen Coonts’s six novels about modern warfare.”
”Coonts delivers some of his best gung-ho suspense writing yet.”-Kirkus Reviews
”Dramatic, diverting action…Coonts delivers.”–Booklist
Fortunes of War
”[Coonts] is a natural storyteller [with] a rare gift…Fortunes of War is crammed with a action, suspense, and characters with more than the usual one dimension found in these books.–USA Today
”A stirring examination of courage, compassion, and profound nobility of military professionals under fire. Coonts’s best yet.”-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
”Full of action and suspense…a strong addition to the genre.” -Publishers Weekly
Flight of the Intruder
”Extraordinary! Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop!”-Tom Clancy
”Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…this is the mark of a natural storyteller.”
–The New York Times Book Review
”[Coonts’s] gripping, first-person narration of aerial combat is the best I’ve ever read. Once begun, this book cannot be laid aside.”-The Wall Street Journal
”Kept me strapped in the cockpit of the author’s imagination for a down-and-dirty novel.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Stephen Coonts is the author of the bestselling Deep Black, Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini, and Saucers series, among many others. His first novel, Flight of the Intruder, spent over six months on The New York Times bestseller list. In 1986, the U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award. Coonts served eight years in the Navy, including two cruises on the USS Enterprise during the last years of the Vietnam War.
Eric Conger has narrated more than 80 audiobooks including Earphone Award winners like William D. Novelli and Boe Workman’s 50+ and Frederick Forsyth’s Avenger. Eric is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris.
“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Tough to put down.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“A comic, feel-good sf adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Coonts is a natural storyteller.” —USA Today
Saucer: The Conquest was published on September 1, 2004.The Saucer: The Conquest Audiobook is 535 hours. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Saucer: The Conquest includes the following subjects: Science Fiction / Action & Adventure. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Action & Adventure.
The author of Saucer: The Conquest is Stephen Coonts. STEPHEN COONTS is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels that have been translated and published around the world. His books include The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series, among many other bestsellers. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.
The narrator for the Saucer: The Conquest Audiobook is Eric Conger.