The Second Ship

The Second Ship (Book One of the Rho Agenda) by Richard Phillips is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 255 customer reviews; I’ve read this one and its sequel and thought it was pretty good.  You can pick up your copy if you click here or type in into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

For sixty years, the National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico has been investigating the powerful technologies of a damaged alien ship, an effort dubbed the “Rho Project.” Now, the American government is ready to share the Rho Project discoveries with the world. But as the world scrambles to adopt the alien technologies, three young people make another shocking discovery: hidden inside a cave in the New Mexico wilderness lies a second alien ship. The discovery snares them in a web of government cover-ups involving secret experimentation using alien technology on humans and the frightening knowledge of an extraterrestrial war. A battle has begun, and the secrets of the second ship may hold the key to humanity’s last chance for survival.

In this stunning new thriller, Richard Phillips provides a terrifying glimpse into technologies that lie just around the future’s corner.

Author’s Note:
Many people have asked me why I chose to thrust three high school students into such increasingly violent content. The answer lies in what we do to our kids every day: try to give them nice comfortable lives, then ship them off to some violent hell-hole halfway around the world, hoping they come through it alive and mentally recognizable. War changes everyone. In the Rho Agenda, a war is coming, and as three young people are about to discover, the road to becoming a warrior carries a very heavy toll.

About The Author:
Born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956, Richard Phillips graduated from West Point in 1979, trained as an Army Ranger and served for several years as an officer in the United States Army. In 1989, he graduated from the Naval Post Graduate School with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Physics, completing his thesis work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then spent several years as a military researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before completing his tour of duty as an Army Officer. Since 1996, Richard Phillips has been a lead developer of military robotic and satellite control systems. He now lives in Phoenix with his lovely wife, Carol.

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