Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles, Book 1) by Jeffrey A. Carver
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Not likely heroes…
Survey pilot John Bandicut is prepared for the worst while he units out around the floor of Triton, his head spinning with silence fugue. yet no approach is he prepared for the alien presence that's approximately to invade his brain, or for the winds of chaos set to blow via his life.
It is humanity's first touch with an alien presence—and Bandicut can inform not anyone concerning the disembodied quarx that has taken up place of abode in his brain. The quarx, a part of an eons-old interstellar civilization that makes use of complicated chaos idea to foretell catastrophic occasions, seeks to avoid a cometary collision that threatens the Earth. however it should have help—and Bandicut needs to belief the alien, realizing that humanity's very life might be at stake. He needs to holiday all of the principles, and sacrifice every little thing he holds pricey, to avoid a cataclysm that will damage an unsuspecting humanity.
Leaving acquaintances and lover in the back of, hurtling around the sun method in a stolen spaceship, Bandicut can merely desire that his determined activities will store the Earth—even if he doesn't reside to work out it again.
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Maddie had stopped talking, though her face twitched from time to time. Fitz had risked moving her into the recovery position, despite the injury. He hoped he’d got it right. Sam’s first-aid training suddenly seemed terribly limited. What happened if Maddie stopped breathing? He looked at her again and saw that she was shivering violently. Shock, he thought. She’s in shock. I should have covered her straight away. He ran up the stairs, plunged into a room, saw a bed and ripped the counterpane and blankets from it.
Fitz moved, very quickly, and got to, the trapdoor just as the head and shoulders of a man came through. Fitz had time to register a slightly sallow skin, heavy brows – Chinese? Indian? – then he saw that there was a hand, too, a hand carrying a gun. The gun was pointed at his chest, and he was dropping, dropping as the gun fired and – Had he been hit? He wasn’t sure. A second shot, and Fitz kicked out at the man’s gun hand. It dodged, but the gun jumped loose, fell down towards the landing. The man made an almost comical shrug, then clattered down the stairs after it.
Nonetheless she followed him a street between tall ochre buildings with shutters closing for the night and low lamps sending slatted light out over balconies. The pavement was crowded, most of the people moving in the opposite direction to Sam and Catelli. It made staying together difficult and conversation even more so. ‘So,’ he said. ’ He grabbed her arm, the same one that Rex had wrenched. This grip, too, was almost painful. ‘Neither will I,’ he said. ‘Come on. ’ She glanced at him sidelong.