Self-proclaimed space nerds Infinity, his best friend Gabriel, and his sister Twilight are on the run, spurred by the arrest of their
astrophysicist parents who have decoded a mysterious message from the long dormant Opportunity rover on Mars. Pursued by President
Harker’s secret agents, they piece together clues pointing to the existence of a galaxy-wide conspiracy. In need of help,
the three kids track down legendary astronaut Gerald ‘Fox’ Fuller who has retired to a life of surfing and yelling at anyone who
interrupts his surfing. When Fuller tells them the space shuttle on display at the science museum is fully operational and ready to
launch, they know they must steal it and blast into orbit. Their mission: Destroy the military's orbital space weapon before Harker
can deploy it against the peaceful aliens approaching earth. Heroism does not come easily to Infinity, Gabe, or Twilight.
They feel big feelings but find a way to be brave, fight through it all, and triumph in the end.
"With lots of action and some surprises this was a really fun read. I am really excited for book 2 now!" - Ava in Bookland
"Expect a wild ride from Engine Nine. Author Bradley W. Wright delivers a book full of twists and turns, big revelations, and jaw-dropping moments...Lovers of mystery-suspense novels will have a good time reading
Engine Nine." - Jaylynn Korrell, Independent Book Review
A familiar voice, echoing down the years. Justin’s long-lost sister on the phone. But something is off. She’s in danger. She warns him to stay away but he resolves to find her. Undercover, Justin infiltrates the remote commune in Utah where Malena was living only to find she has been transferred to another location. Digging for clues, Justin discovers disturbing evidence: black market ICBM parts and an international smuggling operation. The cult members grow suspicious. Justin is trapped and transported to headquarters in Costa Rica. Drugged and imprisoned, he must find a way to escape, rescue Malena, and foil the cult’s demented doomsday plot.
12/05/2023: My favorite reads of 2023 list just published on Shepherd.com:
11/25/2023: A red tailed hawk we saw while hiking today. Two different cameras (Fujifilm X-T1 and CanonSX540). #birding #birds #photography