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It's the newest, most thrilling sightseeing cruise in the Alien Safari brochure.


For ranger Jan Corbija, ferrying rich tourists around the aquatic wonders of Hesperidia's islands helps to fund her important scientific research. But her final 'White Water' tour of the season might just be one sail too many when passengers steal her equipment for a dive into uncharted depths, triggering a tragic series of events.

A leisurely cruise becomes a race against time when a young girl is swept overboard during a storm, and Jan's beloved dog, Stopper, jumps in to rescue her. Jan will stop at nothing to find them, even if it means risking the safety of everyone on board. As the deep-sea salvage operation grows into an invasion force, she must contend with hostile humans and alien creatures alike in her quest to retrieve her brave canine companion and the girl in his charge.

Help arrives in the shape of her famous detective boyfriend, Ferrix Vaughn, who's left a crucial bombing investigation to come to her aid. But he soon realizes something unprecedented has been lost on Hesperidia. A secret from long ago. A secret that could change the course of human history.

It's past the point of no return for adventure and excitement in this white-knuckle sequel to the acclaimed Alien Safari.


Alien Safari series Book 2

Illuminated Rock


"Wonderful follow-up to the first book." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon US

"Awesome read." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon US

"Interesting and well written. Lots of action and an interesting view of SF." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Goodreads

"Next to impossible to put a book down that so captures the imagination." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon US

"Outstanding. Amazing adventures, time travel, alien creatures and mercenaries together make fantastic, can't put it down reading. Can't wait to see what happens next." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Goodreads

"Fantastic sci-fi." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon US

"I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon UK


"Entertaining, atmospheric, original. This book, and it’s precursor, kept me in happy suspense from page one. Plenty of action, but nothing too gruesome, and good pacing with time to relax and enjoy. I’d bought the first book, Alien Safari, on a BookBub sale, and enjoyed it so much I just had to buy this one to bask a little longer in a fascinating world and easy writing style." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- Amazon Reviewer

"Excellent, fast-moving. I read the book in one sitting, a good extension of book 1. Looking forward to seeing more in this series." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon Reviewer

"Tired of reading knock offs. Just different enough that you can't say stolen? NOT Robert Appleton. I loved this series. Loved the characters, the excitement. I am going dive in to everything he writes. Also, loved the flow. Want, want more!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Amazon Reviewer

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