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Steve Coonts' SAUCER was a smash hit in the U.S. and the U.K. when it was published in 2002. It was also published in Germany as DAS IKARUS PROJEKT. Now the unlikely duo of Rip Cantrell and beautiful test pilot Charley Pine are back, so strap in and leave your passports behind as the fight for freedom on the new frontier begins.
After discovering the secrets of a 140,000-year-old spacecraft and delivering it to safety in the National Air and Space Museum, where it is displayed alongside Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, Rip and Charley think their days of high-flying extraterrestrial adventure are over. Bored with Rip's aimless wanderings, Charley accepts a job flying space planes to the moon for the French lunar base project. There she discovers a world-threatening anti-gravity beam that could only have been constructed using saucer technology.
She steals a space plane and flies back to earth to sound the warning. Meanwhile, the French kidnap Rip's uncle Egg—and force him to fly a saucer hidden in Area 51 to the moon. Rip and Charley must steal the first saucer from its new home at the museum and hit the not-so-friendly skies again in order to save Uncle Egg and the world from a twisted modern-day Napoleon bent on conquest.