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a super Sci-Fi romance
on 3 June 2004
Susan Grant is former Air-Force pilot, now flies 747s - where does she find the time to write such fantastic adventures? Not content to rest on her pilot laurels, she turns out some amazing Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romances that are fresh and skillfully crafted. She only has a half-dozen or so books out, but already has made a name for herself. Her current 2176 series - "The Legend of Banzai Maguire", the lead book in the series - is a fresh, original story, and like "Contact" draws heavily on her pilot experience to add rich substance to her stories.
"Contact" has an intriguing premise, along the lines of the movie "Millennium" - aliens abducting people from planes to save them. In the movie, the planes were boarded and the "to be" victims of plane crashes were removed and spirited off to
save them. Grant goes one-step farther, having a whole 747, passengers and all swallowed up by an alien spacecraft The Survivor. From fright, the pilot dies, so it is up to the co-pilot, Jordon, to keep 300 passengers sane and safe. At first, they fear it is a terrorists attack, but soon the enormity of snatching a whole 747 causes them to comprehend, nothing in this world could do that. Following Sherlock Holmes' rule of thumb, they are left with the unbelievable, but indisputable fact that aliens have abducted them.
Kao is the alien in charge of handling the Earthlings. He finally convinces Jordan Earth is no more, hit by the impact of several huge meteors, it was destroyed and the Survivor snatched the plane to keep them from perishing as well. It's not easy. The passengers have to learn a new language, face the crippling grief of losing all their love ones, but Jordon keeps them moving forward.
Despite her attraction to the powerful and sexy Kao, she begins to suspects she is not being told the truth and there is much more than just the lives of the 300 passengers at risk. Caught in a Galactic war, the survivors of the 747 are pawns in a deadly game.
It's a fast paced, logical book that keeps you hooked from the start and does not let you down. Grant shines as one of the driving forces in Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance genre today.