Description of Light Bringer by Pat Bertram :
Becka Johnson had been abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Chalcedony, Colorado when she was a baby. Now, thirty-seven years later, she has returned to Chalcedony to discover her identity, but she only finds more questions. Who has been looking for her all those years? Why are those same people interested in fellow newcomer Philip Hansen? Who is Philip, and why does her body sing in harmony with his? What do either of them have to do with a shadow corporation that once operated a secret underground installation in the area? And how does Jane fit into the puzzle?
Excerpt from Light Bringer:
Realizing Mac was waiting for her reaction, Jane said in a noncommittal voice, “You saw a UFO.”
Mac winced. “UFO? No. An FO. There was nothing unidentified about it. I knew exactly what I saw.”
“An extraterrestrial space ship,” she said flatly.
“Of course not, and aliens didn’t abduct me, either. It happened right after I closed on this property. Unable to sleep, I drove out here and was leaning against my rental car looking at the stars when the crescent flew directly overhead. I could see it as plainly as I’m seeing you right now.
“The craft was about fifteen feet in diameter, made of a composite ceramic. A remarkably conductive amalgam of the most refined copper and the purest silver coated its underside, turning it into an electrical circuit offering no resistance to the wave of electromagnetic energy it floated on. It was absolutely silent, sweeping in ions from its flight path, like a whale feeding on plankton. The ionized air around it glowed, giving it an unearthly look, but it was very much terrestrial in origin.”
Jane lifted her hands and let them drop. “How could you learn all that from one brief sighting?”
“I was part of a team working on a craft exactly like it, only we hadn’t been able to get ours off the ground, at least not then.”
She regarded him warily.
“I’m not insane,” he said, answering her unvoiced question. “I’m an aerospace engineer, retired from the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena.”
It took a minute or two for the significance of his story to register. “I see. You think Stellar Optics was a cover for a space telescope project, which was a cover for the real project—the development of a flying saucer.”
He didn’t respond, but he didn’t contradict her, either.
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