Stranded in a Foreign Land

Stranded in a Foreign Land

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“Never Leave Anyone Behind” is a familiar refrain for American Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources; a typical tale of corruption and betrayal. What if you’re not a member of the military? Do you put you and your family’s lives at risk to help those who can’t help themselves, especially for those who may never reward you or who may not even survive?
Josh discovers an injured shipwrecked alien and undertakes to not only care for it, but to seek out, rescue and protect its companions from not only his government, but others too.

He must race against time, attempting to remain under the radar, unnoticed by the police, the military and the NSA. He must protect not only these unknown aliens he can’t even speak with, but his family, friends and associates he’s putting at risk. Not only is the US military after him, but so is every other military as they race to recover their technologies.

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quoteNew book! Woohooo!!! Headed to buy it now.

RC

 

quoteAmazon Review by: Walter L Roach on May. 2014: star star star star star

Fascinating story line; unusual yet entertaining
While the plot was not a big surprise, the action flows along with his meandering style. An excellent read; highly recommended!

 

quoteReview by: Michael Allstott on March 17, 2014 :
star star star star star

I’ve enjoyed all of Vincent’s books, and Stranded is no exception. His crash landing scenario focuses on the human element, but there is some alien uniqueness and some fancy technology. I’m not sure if our government is quite as bad as the book makes it out to be, but it wouldn’t surprise me. A very enjoyable read.

 

quoteReview by: Karel Young, March, 2014 :
star star star star star

I really enjoyed this book, it was interesting and I can see the Gov’t reacting in the way described.

I would Love to see a sequel/continuation of the story though!

 

quoteGoodreads.com rating by: Robert Laughlin and Gwiadus
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quoteGoodreads.com rating by: D.:
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quoteGoodreads.com review by: Paul:
star star star star star

I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, which was something of a departure from my usual genres of reading.

Initially, I found it a bit slow to get going, but,although sceptical by nature as to the likelihood of the events described, it did hold my attention whilst waiting for the plot to develop. Although a certain suspension of disbelief may be required by some, the plot did get going and although the main character initially lacked a little credibility for me, I did find myself becoming engaged with the storyline and speculating as to what was going to happen next.

Although never having given much thought to government conspiracy theories, the story was ultimately credible, although I felt the book could have been a little shorter without losing any of its appeal.

A good read.

 

quoteReviewed by: Danie du Preez, August 13, 2014star star star star star

I personally don’t care about spelling & grammar but rather enjoy a good story. A good story in my book is one that can hold my attention so I can read it to the end. This story has it in spades. I really enjoyed it. It’s a kind of story that will get your family members angry at you because you cannot put the damn thing down. Well done.

 

quoteGreat Science Fiction read: D, August 20, 2014star star star star star

Just a great, enjoyable to read science fiction story. Ranch family in Arizona take care of shipwrecked aliens and oppose the repressive US government leaders. Worth buying. Worth reading. Worth sharing.

 

quoteReview by: OBQuiet: “Interesting Idea”:
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The book was interesting and the pacing was good. The idea of rescuing the alien crew was also pretty original.

But I did have a hard time with the over the top government response and heroic behavior of the main character. … Still, I don’t regret reading it and will look forward to other works by [the author].

 

Average Rating:

4.4 rating based on 16 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 1495445054
ISBN-13: 9781495445057
Goodreads: 21405471

Author(s): Publisher: Createspace
Published: 3/15/2014

“Never Leave Anyone Behind” is a familiar refrain for American Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources; a typical tale of corruption and betrayal. What if you’re not a member of the military? Do you put you and your family’s lives at risk to help those who can’t help themselves, especially for those who may never reward you or who may not even survive?

Josh discovers an injured shipwrecked alien and undertakes to not only care for it, but to seek out, rescue and protect its companions from not only his government, but others too.

Out of print. Republished 11/20/2015 as "Stranded in a Foreign Land".
 

2 Responses to Stranded in a Foreign Land

  1. Trauts49 says:

    Looks promising! OK, to Smashwords to pre-order…

    • vincentberg says:

      Looks promising! OK, to Smashwords to pre-order…

      Glad you like the story. It’s a bit of a change for me. I changed my writing style quite a bit. It’s more focused, more family friendly (aside form some mild-language by the president) and less … meandering.

      One thing to note, though, the release date is wrong. You’ll still be notified when it goes on sale on March 15, but the smashwords site says “April 15th”.

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