Michael J. Martinez has been a professional writer and journalist for nearly two decades and, after years of telling other peoples’ stories, is excited to tell some of his own creation. His talent for writing and immense imagination merged and resulted in his debut novel, 2013’s The Daedlus Incident. In follow-up The Enceladus Crisis, Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain spearheads the first manned-mission to Saturn, with its icy moon Enceladus holding powerful secrets. Thomas Weatherby, captain of the seventy-four-gun Fortitude, pursues a French ship as it makes it way starbound from the Nile. And alchemist Andrew Finch, integrating himself into Napoleon’s forces, discovers the true reason for their invasion of Egypt.
Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: the first manned mission to Saturn. But there's competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets deep under its icy crust. And back on Earth, Project DAEDALUS now seeks to defend against other dimensional incursions. But there are other players interested in opening the door between worlds . . . and they're getting impatient.
For Thomas Weatherby, it's been nineteen years since he was second lieutenant aboard HMS Daedalus. Now captain of the seventy-four-gun Fortitude, Weatherby helps destroy the French fleet at the Nile and must chase an escaped French ship from Egypt to Saturn, home of the enigmatic and increasingly unstable aliens who call themselves the Xan.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, alchemist Andrew Finch has ingratiated himself with Napoleon's forces . . . and finds the true, horrible reason why the French invaded Egypt in the first place.
The thrilling follow-up to The Daedalus Incident, The Enceladus Crisis continues Martinez's Daedalus series with a combination of mystery, intrigue, and high adventure spanning two amazing dimensions.
About the Author
Michael Martinez writes: I’m a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. I’ve spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com. After telling other people’s stories for the bulk of my career, I’m happy that I can now be telling a few of my own creation. I’m also a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. When not being a husband, parent or writer, I enjoy beer and homebrewing, cooking and eating, the outdoors and travel.