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Silent Victor (The Clarke Lantham Mysteries #4)

4.67 of 5 stars 4.67  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
An alien hunter?
A Chinese assassin?
A missing meteorite?
Clarke Lantham is gonna need a Vicodin

The California Academy of Sciences, a bastion of integrity in scientific public relations, has agreed to play host to one of the most valuable travelling exhibits in the world: a Mars rock with microbial alien life. But the attention it's drawing isn't just international, it's inte
ebook, 400 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by AWP Mystery
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Scott Roche
At its core, this book continues in the vein of the other Lantham stories. That is to say, it’s as close to a traditional noir as anything Dan does is close to anything “traditional”. A long time genre blender, Dan takes this story and infuses science fiction into its warp and weft. Lantham is handed perhaps the strangest case in a long line of strange cases. A meteorite has been stolen from the California Academy of Sciences. If that’s not SF enough, it was taken by a commando team of gray alie ...more
Chris Lester
Clarke Lantham's adventures often ride the edge of High Weirdness -- Sawyer has half-jokingly referred to the character as his "nearly-paranormal investigator" -- but when aliens steal a Martian meteorite from the California Academy of Sciences, it's too far out-there for even a Weirdness veteran like Lantham to buy it. What follows is less like the X-Files than a James Randi debunking: Lantham doesn't "want to believe," doesn't buy the aliens for a second, never mind that they were caught live ...more
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WHILE STAR WARS and STAR TREK seeded J. Daniel Sawyer's passion for the unknown, his childhood in academia gave him a deep love of history and an obsession with how the future emerges from the past.

This obsession led him through adventures in the film industry, the music industry, venture capital firms in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring
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  • Smoke Rings (The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, #3)
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