The Jason Parker Trilogy
When saving the world is not enough.
This part is focus on the intriguing side of being able to write a series, on evolution, on aliens, deep waters, low oxygen environments, life and more…
“A techno science fiction thriller that is grounded in what we know of our physical world, yet explores our dreamtime fears about the nature of the alien unknowable. It’s part of a tradition that spans Jules Verne to James Cameron. It’s the story of a brilliant man, a scientist named Jason Parker, who confronts something that not only challenges his core beliefs, but threatens to destroy them.”
Superpowers race to recover alien technology. Russians retrieve a UFO in Lake Baikal, and the U.S. Navy orders saturation divers to risk everything to salvage a spacecraft that may not exist. Jason Parker must ensure the divers’ safe return; the balance of world power depends on mission success, a blind remote viewer, and a Troll named Truman.
Atmosphere is author John Clarke at his best – writing authoritatively about science in a compelling narrative that weaves what we know with that which we are on the verge of knowing. In this, the final installment of the Jason Parker trilogy, Clarke gives us the third act of an end-of-the-world saga in which the question is not just survival, but transcendence; at stake is the next step forward in human evolution.
The characters feel like old friends, especially Jason and his elusive love interest Laura Smith, and the imagined interplanetary and geopolitical background of the novel seems oddly familiar. Clarke builds on a story arc first established by Middle Waters that shatters our everyday view of the reality to reveal the surprising and sometimes terrifying truth that lurks beneath. What began as an adventure about frog-like aliens hiding in the deep oceans now becomes a desperate attempt to save humanity with the help of extraterrestrial technology.
In Atmosphere, Clarke has tackled one of the biggest challenges facing a writer of science fiction – what is there new and surprising to say about the end of the world? – and succeeds brilliantly. —– Max McCoy, award-winning author and journalist. and writer of four licensed Indiana Jones adventures for Bantam.