Scientist Jacob Malfusco's career is reaching its end that is until he makes a startling discovery. Fossilized remains. But nothing before encountered by archeologists, in Death Valley lays the skeletal remains of a nine thousand year old dragon! In Australia, archeologist Marsha Kimbrough's career is doing no better when she stumbles upon - a hidden pyramid. Pappy Darringer, an astronomer learns that a vast number of small meteors are headed straight for Earth.
Nothing is at it seems. Able to put together the connection from ancient traces, like a puzzle, pieces slowly fall into place linking the complex calendar of Stonehenge and puzzling ruins. When the meteors reach Earth - they turn out to be a calamity of dragons! Unforeseen, the populace soon learns humans are on the menu. The situation instantly grows from bad to worse. On the brink of global extinction, Earth fights back. Everything has a beginning and an end. But one question plagues these tortured souls: Will there be survival for the human race?
Jump Start is well written, and captivating. Readers will easily identify with the characters determination, as well as flaws. Author Gary Carter has written a challenging tale, which includes UFO's, Dragons and extraterrestrials. His explicative comparisons of similar but disparate mythologies provide a fuller understanding of the world. Including a theory revealing cataclysmic events, and man's intellect in planetary history.
Maybe if we take the time to study ancient environments we may yet learn lessons that will wake us up in time to avert the great extinction of species going on around us at this very minute. One for which we ourselves are responsible because of our often selfish, uncaring, greedy or unthinking actions.
Whether you are worried about the environment or not Jump Start has something for everyone, and fans of phenomena and the unexplained will surely enjoy this novel.
Reviewed by Betsie