At a Solitary Outpost, A Secret Battle for the Fate of the Planet . . .
The Reviews Are In, and Cold Trap THRILLS!
SciFi365.net: “Waskan treats his readers with intelligence and his combination of Hard Science Fiction and thriller-like plotting brings both Kim Stanley Robinson and Poul Anderson readily to mind.”
Adam Oster, Author of The Legend of Buddy Hero: “Seemingly summoning hard science fiction experts like Michael Crichton and thriller fanatics like Tom Clancy, Waskan has done an amazing job of crafting a story in Cold Trap that engages the mind both in learning more about the world we live in as well as trying to figure out the mystery brought about at the location on the south pole of the moon… this is definitely a must read for fans of the genre.” Read Adam’s Fatmogul Blog Review
Best eBook Reviews: “Among the most difficult feats in literature is to write hard science fiction that is also exciting and entertaining. I’m delighted to report that author Jon Waskan has pulled off that difficult deed here with his first novel. This is not only terrific sci-fi, but weaved within this tale of an international moon base is a murder mystery — it’s a who-done-it that will keep you guessing ‘till the end… I eagerly recommend without reservation this book to anyone looking for a mind-expanding, thought-provoking, fun and ultimately satisfying top tier science fiction read.” Read full review here.
D. Buxman (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer): “A Wonderful Break Out Effort. Cold Trap is an outstanding book where novel, yet plausible scientific scenarios complement an excellent story, filled with characters that I actually cared about… I was hooked from the first few pages and continually surprised by the way the plot developed. This book compares quite favorably to big name authors like Blake Crouch and even Stephen King… I give it 5 stars without reservation and look forward to future offerings from this author.”
M. Hills for Readers’ Favorite: “I really enjoyed the story! … a well written tale of scientific discovery and political/economic maneuvering for world dominance … Tremendous creativity and an in-depth look at exo-geology – the study of rocks and deposits on the surface of the moon and other ‘space rocks’ – create a realistic background for action involving the basic human emotions of love, greed, the desire for knowledge and the hunger for power.”
B. Howard for Readers’ Favorite: “Suspenseful, thrilling, political and economic intrigue blend with high tech science … Cold Trap will make you feel the cold darkness of the craters of the moon and the equally cold desires of the villain deep in your bones.”
K. Bennett for Readers’ Favorite: “truly an enjoyable jump into sci-fi that was advanced and yet not so far out there as to feel completely alien … If you love a rich sci-fi read, I would recommend this book”
T. Parsons for Goodreads: “There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.”
Jordan for Amazon: “Cold trap is an amazing sci-fi novel. There is just enough character development, just enough scene setting, and just enough development of the science underlying all of the action and adventure to jump start your imagination and hang on for the ride.”
twgin for Amazon: “a very, very good read … Congratulations to Mr. Waskan on an excellent first novel. I’ll certainly keep an eye out for further stories from him.”
Bristoff for iBooks: “The detail the author puts into this book is astounding . . . Bottom line, this is an amazing story for anyone who likes the genre, pick it up.”
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