Earth's Last Gambit

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 119 ratings

Freefall Publisher's Summary

Despite NASA budget cuts threatening to put a sharp end to his career as an astronaut, British-born space shuttle pilot Jack Kildare knows without a doubt that his life will never be the same. Photographs snapped from the International Space Station reveal an alien spaceship in orbit around Europa, opening a terrifying new chapter in human history, and Jack finds himself in the center of a gigantic international effort to respond to the alien threat.

But when he is dismissed from NASA over a trumped-up security gaffe, Jack and his close friend Oliver Meeks combine their skills in an attempt to generate an innovative new development: a spaceship drive based on their observations of the alien craft's technology. With the unknown threat driving international competition and the entire planet's spaceflight resources thrown into the fray, the focus of attention turns toward one single goal - a ship capable of traveling to Jupiter to confront the alien menace, the Spirit of Destiny. Amid unknown entities pushing to destroy the project from the inside out, and enemies baying for blood, Jack finds himself submerged in a world of secrets, sabotage attempts, and cold-blooded murder.

Can Jack decode the secrets surrounding the arrival of the alien spaceship in our solar system? Or will his dreams of the ultimate space adventure be taken into the ashes with the Spirit of Destiny?

©2016 Felix R. Savage (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Freefall

    • Earth's Last Gambit Series, Book 1
    • By: Felix R. Savage
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Despite NASA budget cuts threatening to put a sharp end to his career as an astronaut, British-born space shuttle pilot Jack Kildare knows without a doubt that his life will never be the same. Photographs snapped from the International Space Station reveal an alien spaceship in orbit around Europa, opening a terrifying new chapter in human history, and Jack finds himself in the center of a gigantic international effort to respond to the alien threat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good story

    • By technologist on 01-15-18
    • Earth's Last Gambit Series, Book 1
    • By: Felix R. Savage
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Lifeboat

    • Earth's Last Gambit Series, Book 2
    • By: Felix R. Savage
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    After two years aboard the Spirit of Destiny, tensions among the elite international crew are at breaking point. Despite the obvious need to stay professional and united, as they approach the mysterious alien spaceship orbiting Europa, pilot Jack Kildare is acutely aware that not all the members of the crew may wish the best for the mission. There may be a saboteur on board, and he knows of at least one spy: the astrophysicist Skyler Taft.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not to my taste.

    • By jlwmdd on 04-18-18
    • Earth's Last Gambit Series, Book 2
    • By: Felix R. Savage
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 06-20-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

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