‘Accidents and mysterious mishaps sometimes befell the brave crews that embarked in the ships exploring the fringes of the Universe.’
While six months into a mission, Starship Explorer has suddenly ceased to transmit routine course and position reports.
What could possibly have caused this baffling silence?
Lieut. Commander Hartley Regan knew the procedure aboard Explorer. If a malfunction had developed it would have been fixed within a short time. If it couldn’t be fixed inside thirty-six hours, then it could never be fixed.
But Explorer is thirty-six hours overdue as of now.
A second starship, Retriever, being commissioned to join Explorer, was immediately ordered out to search for the missing ship, and Hartley Regan was the Third Officer in the crew.
Lieutenant Nestor, a colleague of Regan, needs answers.
His brother was aboard the Explorer…
The rescue mission promises to be eventful, with the question of the missing Explorer looming in the forefront of all minds. When Retriever reached the spot where Explorer disappeared a number of nagging questions were quickly answered.
But it remains for Regan to get the remaining answers to the mystery, and he needs all his courage and determination to do so.
With sabotage and betrayal along the way, will Regan be able to discover the truth behind the Explorer’s mysterious disappearance?
Or will he fall foul to the misdeeds of those around him?
Praise for Fenton Brockley:
‘A classic of the genre.’ – Tom Kasey
‘One of those books that is hard to put down.’ – Cheltenham Echo
Fenton Brockley is a pseudonym for Donald S. Rowland, a prolific author whose works have spanned three decades, ranging from science fiction to romance, westerns to military fiction. His various names have been attributed to hundreds of titles.