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Alien Legacy Hardcover – Aug 1999


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dorrance Pub Co (Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080594589X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805945898
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By Kathy W on 28 Oct. 2012
Format: Hardcover
While this 144 page adventure references alien spacecraft, it is NOT a sci-fi "the aliens have landed and are going to get you". It is a fictional adventure, hard-to-put-down espionage thriller. It is obviously well-researched and is strongly supported by the author's own experience as an aeronautical and aerospace engineer, international and domestic aircraft accident investigator, and so on. (His bio is in the back of the book and is very impressive.) I call it "intelligent fiction" because the book not only entertains you, and holds your interest throughout, but it talks about intelligent things as it teaches you high-level facts about flying an airplane. This book is soooo well written. It also references characters in the prior book "Chiang Imperative" (but "Alien Legacy" stands entirely on its own.)

The story begins with a bit of background in the Andes Mountains in Azatlan (now Peru) in 4179 BC, where two small humanoid creatures stopped by and left their ship behind. As we progress though the story, we review the Spaniards' vicious visit to the Aztecs to steal their gold and silver and the story of how the Sapa Incas hid much of their treasures to protect them.

Current times begin in 1999, at Kennedy Airport in New York, where a Russian Aeroflot jumbo jet disappears as it heads across the Atlantic. Andy Pittman, CIA Foreign Office Chief, and his wife, Allie spring into action. They reconnect with Jess Brandon (a smart-as-heck special operative) and his girlfriend Jane.

There are interesting airplane chases and lots of spy stuff as everyone tries to get to the treasure, hidden somewhere in Peru.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent techno-thriller for anyone, especially UFO "fans" 8 Aug. 1999
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Format: Hardcover
Alien Legacy is a true page-turner and is good reading for anyone who enjoys techno-thrillers -- especially for UFO aficionados all over the world. I'm betting it's the most intelligent fictional work ever written that deals with UFO subject matter.
With a backdrop of ancient Incan history and two 5,000-year-old spaceships that have been left on earth, the book deals with the discovery / recovery of the second ship and its accompanying treasure; nothing less than the balance of world power is as stake.
The author was a Navy Pilot during Vietnam and has flown many types of jets and helicopters. His post-Naval career has primarily dealt with aircraft investigations for the NTSB and the FAA; and he was one of only two technical experts involved in the investigation of the spaceship Challenger, contributing to the Rogers Commission Report to the President. His love of flight and in-depth knowledge of aerospace engineering and analysis are evident in the book, but made easy for the layperson to digest.
FIVE STARS!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Loved it! 2 April 2000
By R.J. Meade - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Macidull, I've read your "Chiang Imperative" and just finished "Alien Legacy". They were interesting, entertaining reading that made me want to skip ahead in the book to see what was going to happen next. (I did resist the temptation.)
Read them, loved them, and now I want more! What's next?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Alien Legacy 19 Dec. 1999
By RADM Thomas J. Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The author of this very intriguing story clearly has brought to bear his most in-depth personal experiences coupled with a broad-based front line array of knowledge that surfaces in the story. Once you begin reading, you may find that your flight has left the gate without you! No. 3 wire!
Excellent 22 July 2013
By Douglas M. Rowan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Excellent product delivered as promised, on time. I am very satisfied with the product and service and recommend this vendor to others.
Intelligent Fiction 28 Oct. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
While this 144 page adventure references alien spacecraft, it is NOT a sci-fi "the aliens have landed and are going to get you". It is a fictional adventure, hard-to-put-down espionage thriller. It is obviously well-researched and is strongly supported by the author's own experience as an aeronautical and aerospace engineer, international and domestic aircraft accident investigator, and so on. (His bio is in the back of the book and is very impressive.) I call it "intelligent fiction" because the book not only entertains you, and holds your interest throughout, but it talks about intelligent things as it teaches you high-level facts about flying an airplane. This book is soooo well written. It also references characters in the prior book "Chiang Imperative" (but "Alien Legacy" stands entirely on its own.)

The story begins with a bit of background in the Andes Mountains in Azatlan (now Peru) in 4179 BC, where two small humanoid creatures stopped by and left their ship behind. As we progress though the story, we review the Spaniards' vicious visit to the Aztecs to steal their gold and silver and the story of how the Sapa Incas hid much of their treasures to protect them.

Current times begin in 1999, at Kennedy Airport in New York, where a Russian Aeroflot jumbo jet disappears as it heads across the Atlantic. Andy Pittman, CIA Foreign Office Chief, and his wife, Allie spring into action. They reconnect with Jess Brandon (a smart-as-heck special operative) and his girlfriend Jane.

There are interesting airplane chases and lots of spy stuff as everyone tries to get to the treasure, hidden somewhere in Peru. The explanations are extensive, proving the author's obvious expertise in aircraft knowledge, while crafting an integrated step-by-step suspense plot, to include assassins, hijackings, murders, airplane chases, and lots of action as Andy, Allie, Jess and Jane all go on one last adventure, before the "boys" retire. . . or will they retire?

If you like "Alien Legacy", you will also like "Chiang Imperative", by the same author.
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