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The Blue Marble is the first novella (a short read) I have written since recovering from my illness last year.
I hope readers will enjoy the tale that was a ball (no pun intended) to write. From a psychological standpoint, it feels great to have finally authored another work.
I never know if what I have written is good or bad, but it’s great therapy for me to put words to paper nonetheless.
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11’s historic expedition to the lunar surface was much more than one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
When NASA decided to commit its financial resources to the Apollo program, it had something else in mind besides collecting a few moon rocks.
Unbeknownst to American taxpayers, who funded the Apollo missions, the nation’s space agency had its eyes fixed on a more valuable prize in The Sea of Tranquility.
In a race against the Russians, the American government set out to locate and bring back to Earth a secret artifact – The Blue Marble – that had been discussed in a classified Nazi document recovered by the American military near the end of World War II.
According to the document, the artifact had been described in great detail by the ancient Sumerians in cuneiform texts that were over four thousand years old.
The Blue Marble is an ancient relic with supernatural powers capable of causing great harm to Earth. The Sumerian civilization considered the artifact so dangerous that they asked an extraterrestrial race of beings to hide the object where no human beings could ever get their hands on it — the Moon.
More than five decades after Apollo brought the ancient relic back from the Moon; The Blue Marble is missing and threatening the planet’s stability. In a race against time, NSA Agent Rachel Sparks has been assigned to find the Sumerian Artifact before the object destroys the human race.
“They found more than rocks on the moon!”