First Contact:Strings Attached by Paul J Nelson #review
Posted by mindygrindstaff
Zalk, an astronomer on an oppressive industrial-age world, discovers more than just life on the other planet they share their orbit with – he forges a telepathic link with an ambassador from this spacefaring society, who promises wealth and fantastic technology. The catch? He must implement plans for a mining operation, financed by drops of gold from the heavens…
What exactly are the intentions of this celestial messenger? Can he reconcile with an antagonistic reporter to find out in time? Joining forces may be their only hope to save their world.
This is a great read from a new author. It’s a suspense filled novel with more twists and turns than a mountain road.
The story is about two inhabited planets revolving around each other but they’re at very different stages in their development. Zalk is an astronomer who has psychic abilities which in his world isn’t all that unusual, but his are a little different. When he makes the claim that there’s life on the other planet he’s basically exiled thanks to the Church, their form of government who’s always said only their planet holds life. Slowly his theory is proven correct and he’s brought back into the fold. Now he’s gotten more theories but should he keep them to his self or risk it all to tell the truth.
With an interesting story line and well developed characters this novel kept me reading into the wee hours to finish. For a new author I was quite impressed with this story. Now I’ll be impatiently waiting for book 2, I have to know how the story plays out. So if you’re into mystery, sci-fi and adventure don’t hesitate to grab this great read right now you won’t be disappointed I know I sure wasn’t.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 hearts.