The Martian Patriarch: A reluctant hero finds himself entrapped between a dystopian Earth, its rebellious Martian colony, and an enigmatic alien ... out except to fulfill his incredible destiny.

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This is the story of Marc Bolton, a man who unknowingly becomes the critical focal point in the history of three very different worlds. From 2075 to 2095, his journey marks the past, present, and future evolution of Man. Caught in the middle of an interplanetary struggle, he is torn between the opposing forces that form the essence of his being. The difficult ordeal he must endure is filled with uncertainty and anguish. The profound fate that befalls him was born in the heart of a distant star. And, the lives of millions lay in the balance. Can one man bear such a burden and discover himself at the same time?

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If you are as fascinated with near-future space exploration and the colonization of Mars as I am, then you're going to love The Martian Patriarch.  Months of research was done to make this book as scientifically accurate as possible.  Hard science-fiction enthusiasts will marvel at the projection of late 21st century technology, and other readers will enjoy the story's diverse characters, political intrigue, and metaphysical mysteries.  Writing this novel was a catharsis for my vivid imagination and I let it run free.  A speculative, yet plausible, vision of mankind's imminent future was the result.  I think it will captivate you, and entice you to delve into the very essence of what it means to be human.

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Marc Bolton - an accomplished technology analyst for the autocratic Terran Council - is sent to Mars on a mission to spy on the fledgling colony.  There, he finds a thriving and ethical civilization poised to offer mankind an evolutionary alternative to the failed social experiments of Earth.  When he sides with the Martians, it triggers a chain of historic events that determines the future of three uniquely different worlds, and gives him a new understanding of what it means to be human.

Christine Bakerman - a beautiful archaeologist who discovers ancient artifacts that shockingly disturb accepted theories for the origins of Man, and who is Bolton's passionate love interest.

Han Li - a talented climatologist whose unabashedly candid style often forces his lifelong friend (Bolton) to painfully confront inner demons.

Janus Krichek - the despotic head of the Terran Council, and de-facto ruler of the world.

Carolyn Jones - the regal Chairperson of the Board of Regents, and lead founder of the Martian Colony.

John Severs - the saboteur.

Trenton Manbury - the warrior.

Sirtes - the empath.

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