Friday, August 17, 2012


Legacy by David L. Golemon
St. Martin's Press, copyright 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 624 pages
ISBN-13: 9781250008657
Event Group Series #6
The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt.
Remote robots have uncovered human skeletal remains—and forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over 700 million years old. As the news of this discovery is leaked across the universe—and a battle rages over the truth of our heritage—the Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery behind this ancient visitor. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world’s greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group into the realm of space and confront one of humanity’s most pressing questions: Could something—or someone—else be coming to finish a war that began almost a billion years ago?
My Thoughts:
Legacy is the sixth novel in David L. Golemon's popular Event Group series. In this novel, as in his others, there is a whole lot going on at the beginning that will all be tied together in the end. Legacy is really a sequel to the first Events Group novel, Event, and there will certainly be a third in this story arc. The description will give you an idea of the direction of the story.
I was anticipating reading this novel, and, while it certainly is action-packed, in some ways all the gun-fight and battles overwhelmed the science fiction elements that actually captured my interest. But, all in all, it is another strong addition to the series by Golemon. The mass market paperback edition also featured an excerpt from Ripper.
This is one of those books that you are going to eventually read if you're following the series. If you aren't a fan yet, you could always wait for the third book that will end the story arc continued here. Highly recommended for fans
"The Moon."
Gus turned toward the man who had spoken earlier. "Get on the radio and get Director Compton out here. Tell him to hurry."
The two men quickly left he shack and disappeared into one of the six trailers that circled the two houses.
"Now tell me what's so important about the Moon, and then we'll talk about those other fellas that are coming."
Mahjtic moved his eyes and looked at Gus once more. The shaking had stopped and in the dim glow of the Mickey Mouse night light Gus could see Mahjtic trying to focus.
"The Moon, Gus. The Moon - " pg. 6
"...I have buried the mine because the technology and the truth of the world's past will not save our country now." pg. 21
Operation Columbus had been momentarily halted on train tracks outside Quito, but would not remain there for long. Soon a secret that belonged to the entire world would be reburied behind steel and concrete. pg. 47
“Oh, no, no, no—you bastard—you bastard!”
Lee sat up so fast that Alice had to lean back to keep from being knocked silly by the man’s still large frame. He sat up and his left eye opened and he had a look of murder on his face. The ugly scar ran under the eye patch covering his right eye and ran pink into the gray hairline. Gone were the dashing good looks of the Hollywood leading man that was once General Garrison Lee. Now all that remained was a dying man with a guilt-ridden memory and a woman who had fallen in love with him in only a few short years after the war.
“Garrison, wake up,” she said as she tried to gently push him back onto the bed.
Finally Lee took two large breaths and looked over at Alice, allowing his one eye to adjust to the faint light filtering into the bedroom. He blinked and then finally realized where he was. He slowly lay back, but not before taking Alice’s hand in his own.
“Dreaming,” he said as his eye closed.
“Yes, I know,” Alice said, leaning over and kissing his brow.
“It’s hell dying, old woman. All the ghosts start to pop open the tailgate to the welcome wagon.” He opened his eye and looked at Alice. He tried to smile and for the first time in her life she saw that Lee had a tear in his good eye that he didn’t try to swipe away.
“I tried to bring him home alive. I—” pg. 56

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