Time travel. Check out the storyline, & great reviews;
25 April 2017. Post-Obama, Colonel Lance Tucker is Commander of the next generation X-33 space shuttle Intrepid, for a showpiece midnight launch to the International Space Station.
In a New Cold War, a crisis involving Intrepid has horrific consequences on Earth. Lance hatches a desperate plan to travel back in time using the shuttle, & change history by preventing its launch.
But is time travel possible? How can the necessary fuel be acquired from the Russian-controlled ISS? Can the shuttle and its crew survive the journey back in time?
And how can General Jack Nelson be convinced to abort the launch?
As Lance races against the clock to change history, his actions and words have unforeseen consequences on everyone...
A sci-fi adventure, with over 2/3rds of the action based on Earth, so will appeal to both action adventure & science fiction fans. 106,870 words.
'BRILLIANT & THRILLING AND SO WELL WRITTEN, Intrepid is not your typical thriller - Steve Stone proves that he is many notches above your average writer with his superb plot -
very well constructed characters and locations that jump right out at you - a must read series.
Quite an ingenious plot - but can the book live up to the promise? The answer is a resounding YES!
Steve Stone has produced a novel so full of superb characters, unique locales & gadgets, and most important -
characters so finely drawn that the reader is literally plunged into his world. And what a world it is!
The immense skills of Mr. Stone allow him to combine so many elements to create ..not so much a novel ..but an experience.
Lance Tucker and especially Jack Nelson are two characters so original and memorable that they serve as the anchor for this must read adventure.
One can only be grateful that this is the first in the Intrepid series - as the world created by Mr. Stone is one any reader will want to return to!'
RICK FRIEDMAN, THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB
'If you ever dreamed about being an astronaut and seeing the stars, in 2017, Intrepid is the space shuttle to take you there.
But when Lance and his crew inadvertently become part of the reason for a devastating nuclear war on Earth, there stands one chance for Intrepid to set things straight and save a lot of lives.
It includes time travel, but it's not going to be easy & the cost of what they will have to sacrifice is set high.
Steve Stone adds a vivid touch to detail in this story & real characters you want to follow.
He brings this ride right along speculative fiction, making you feel as if you're right there & a part of the thrill of it all.
Lance will do what is necessary against the weight of his conscience, while keeping hold of it as well.
With the help of the teenager James, both will keep you emotionally bound to the humanity of it all.
Even as their mission is ultimately turned into that of playing god to save a lot of people.
The second book, Intrepid - The Two Storms, looks to be an equally good read that I will be looking into in the near future.' S.J. Wist, Fantasy Cookie.
'This striking debut novel by Steve Stone has enviable narrative pace, a plot that is adventurous and perhaps just on the right side of plausibility,
& enough action to satisfy the most demanding of thrill seekers.
Above all, Stone succeeds in the central task of any novelist - creating a believable protagonist whom we want to meet again.
Intrepid is designed as the first in a trilogy of thrillers. I very much hope that Stone's intention is carried through with success.' Martin Ince, Science Journalist.
Also in this series;
Intrepid - The Two Storms (2011). Intrepid - Revelations (2012). Intrepid - Regression (2013). Intrepid - Requiem (2014)