Wildfire, Book 1 of 2
The da Vinci goes on a dangerous salvage mission to rescue the U.S.S. Orion from a gas giant. As if the turbulent atmosphere of the planet wasn’t enough, the Orion is carrying the prototype of the deadly Wildfire device — a protomatter warhead that can ignite gas giants into stars.
But the operation may be more than even Capt. David Gold’s crack team of engineers can handle, as they have to fight against the liquid atmosphere of the planet, the volatility of the Wildfire warhead — and a strange alien life-form that may be responsible for the attack on the Orion!
"Wildfire is a beautifully written tale of heroism and sacrifice. This novel is quite simply one of the most emotionally moving pieces of fiction that I have ever read."
"David Mack exhibits superior skill in drawing the reader into the story to such a degree that you have to stop and remember to breathe."
"This is a tale you will never forget: a story that will leave your senses reeling, your eyes moist, and your heart and mind forever changed."