The Crying of Ross 128, David Allan Hamilton

Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

The year is 2085. 
America has splintered into various independent republics after a brutal civil war. Against this backdrop, space exploration is on the cusp of new technological breakthroughs. Jim Atteberry, a mid-30s English professor at City College in San Francisco, spends his free time listening for alien signals on the amateur radio astronomy bands. His life as a single parent to his precocious daughter is turned upside-down when he hears an intelligent cry for help from the Ross 128 system and realizes we are not alone. This signal unleashes a chain of events pitting Jim and his brilliant, mysterious colleague Kate against a power-hungry scientist with his own secret agenda. Jim must learn the truth about the signal, the strange disappearance of his wife Janet, and the meaning of true love before it’s too late in this first contact thriller.

The Crying of Ross 128 is a unique, compelling and entertaining science fiction novel that will delight as well as thrill readers for many hours. Never before have I read a book like The Crying of Ross 128 because The Crying of Ross 128 is a science fiction novel with a twist. The story laced between the pages of this book is one that captivated me from the beginning, to be honest even the description of the book fascinated me, so that is why I have to recommend that all of you lovely readers read The Crying of Ross 128 because I promise that you will not have read anything like it before.

The Crying of Ross 128 is a book unlike anything I have read before; never before have I read a book with so much pent-up suspense and mystery that compelled me to read the fastest I ever have. The Crying of Ross 128 can only be described as the kind of book that is addictive, it is addictive because you will find yourself always thinking about it when it is not in your hands and you will long to read it and immerse yourself in it thanks to the chilling mystery at the heart of the story that will have your mind running wild with thoughts. Mystery novels are great reads but only if they are written correctly; for example, many mystery novels leave too many hints so that the book is predictable, David Allan Hamilton, however, has written a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. On many occasions, I thought I sussed the plot and knew where the story would take me but Hamilton shocked and surprised me again and again and this is the sheer beauty of Hamilton’s story – The Crying of Ross 128.

The Crying of Ross 128 is a phenomenal book that will take the reader to the year 2085 and life and the state of affairs has changed drastically. This is because in the year 2085, civil war has ravaged America and so America gets split up into ‘various independent republics.’ The reader will be introduced to Jim Atteberry, a single parent and an English professor who is obsessed with listening for alien signals. In the year 2085 technological advancements are profound as well as space exploration and Jim wants to know whether life does truly exist. One day, while listening for alien signals, he receives an ‘intelligent cry for help from the Ross 128 system’. The revelation that life beyond our earth exists is massive news alone but from this point onwards many more shocking moments occur which will continue to thrill and captivate readers. The reader will be taken on a fast-paced journey that will introduce readers to Jim, as well as his colleague Kate and a ‘power hungry scientists,’ and this book lovers is the premise of the thrilling The Crying of Ross 128 and should not be missed!

The story of The Crying of Ross 128 is sensational, and I applaud the exceptional author David Allan Hamilton for putting a twist on science fiction. I have never before encountered a book which puts such a twist on a book about alien contact. The fact that the story is so original and unique and incredibly entertaining at the same time shows us that Hamilton is a talented wordsmith who knows how to be creative and brazen with his thoughts and think outside of the box. I adore how Hamilton took risks with The Crying of Ross 128  and decided to put a twist on a much-loved genre; this is incredibly hard to do and even harder to pull off, so it is safe for me to write that I adore Hamilton’s literature!

The story of The Crying of Ross 128 is quite simply amazing, amazing however is just one of the words I would use to describe The Crying of Ross 128 as it is so much more than this. It is a puzzling, perplexing, thrilling and exciting mystery that will have you compelled as well as captivated from the start. I adore mysteries but like I previously wrote, some can be lackluster thanks to the predictable nature of them. Hamilton’s novel, however, will keep its readers guessing and I challenge you, readers, to guess where the plot goes when you read this excellent book, I would be interested whether you were able to correctly guess the outcome! I tried my hardest, but Hamilton continuously keeps his readers on edge with his sheer brilliance.

Not only is David Allan Hamilton fantastic for his ability to shroud his book in a chilling mystery that will have readers frantically turning the pages, but he is also a fantastic author for his descriptive writing.  The descriptions and the action-packed events that unfold are breathtaking and will captivate and draw a reader into the story quickly and easily. Not only is Hamilton wonderful for describing the events in the book but he is also an exceptional creator of characters .

As The Crying of Ross 128  is a brilliant, mesmerizing and thrilling story that will take you on an action-packed science fiction adventure I, of course, have to award this excellent book five stars! So please, if you are looking to get lost in a sci-fi tale then read this book because you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Crying of Ross 128. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Thanks for the review, Aimee! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. Your readers may be interested to know that this story was inspired by a real event. In 2017, astronomers at Arecibo heard “something” from the Ross 128 star system and for a short time, believed it to be an alien signal. It turned out not to be, but I looked at that and wondered: what if…?
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