The Gift

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by David M.
Assigned categories: Scifi

By Dave Donovan

 
When high-level governmental programmer Sam Steele is called into his office on his day off, he quickly finds himself at the center of a battle for humanity itself. An alien entity is heading straight for Earth, and an elite team of specialists has been assembled to attempt to make first contact. But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime thorn in his side, makes it clear he doesn’t want him there.

The aliens that arrive represent a long-dead race and say they’ve come to help humans defend themselves against an imminent threat, but their help will come with a price. Now the future of humanity hangs in the balance between two men: Web, the regimented, hubristic military man, and Steele, a brilliant man broken by loss and tragedy.

As the team races the clock to try to divine their visitors’ complex instructions, they struggle with infighting and, ultimately, the question of what it means to be human.

 
 

What the Reviewers Are Saying

 
“One of the best sci-fi novels I’ve read in quite a while. Great storyline, good characters and very well written. Couldn’t put it down.” –Steven Goulet

 

“Books like this keep me coming back to indie authors.” –M. Collier

 

“Dave Donovan’s The Gift is a most welcome addition to current science fiction. It is an engaging, rich, and extremely thought-provoking novel…” –Eric Walker

 

About the Author

Dave lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Rosemary. They cherish finally being close enough to their granddaughter, Isabella to see her most weekends.

Prior to becoming an author, Dave had been a commercial fisherman, a military officer, a business owner and a corporate executive. When he isn’t writing, he’s golfing, target shooting or reading.

 

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