In this second installment of Touch the Stars, Jason Roanhorse continues his fight against the sinister Hamilton Club, but things become far more complicated when a three foot alien, named Vormin Kark, enters the picture bearing gifts for the bad guys.
Roanhorse scientists explore the frontiers of the technology which gave humanity the stars. But their incredible discoveries of super-science are nothing compared to the tricks held by this alien from Helifos.
Vormin Kark may have a tiny body, but his evil is measured in hundreds of light years. After enslaving numerous worlds, he turns his gaze toward Earth and finds the Hamilton Club a willing ally.
Jason Roanhorse finds his son, Gordon, to be a talented leader. Gordon is not just any rich man's son. He develops the skills to solve tough problems on an interstellar scale—skills he will need when finally he confronts Kark in a war that covers this entire region of the Milky Way galaxy.
About the Author
Carl Martin is the fiction pen name of Rod Martin, Jr. Rod Martin, Jr. was born in West Texas, United States. He has been a Hollywood artist, a software engineer with a degree summa cum laude, a writer, web designer and a college professor. Rod Martin's interests have ranged from astronomy to ancient history, physics to geology, and graphics arts to motion pictures. He has studied comparative religion, worked as a lay minister and spiritual counselor, and taught ethics in college. While doing graphic arts in Hollywood, he also studied electronic engineering. In 1983, as Carl Martin, he published his first novel, "Touch the Stars: Emergence," co-authored by John Dalmas (Tor Books, NY). Later, switching careers to computers and information technology, Mr. Martin worked for Control Data, Ceridian Payroll, Bank of America, Global Database Marketing and IPRO Tech. He also created "Stars in the NeighborHood" 3D astronomy space software. He currently resides in the Philippines with his wife, Juvy. He has taught information technology, mathematics and professional ethics at Benedicto College, in Cebu. He continues to teach online and to write books and blogs.