Mars Journey: Call to Action Book 1 (Novella)

Genre: Action Adventure, Conspiracy Thrillers, Sci-fi

Book Summary

3.5Gs of crushing pressure exerted itself on the bodies and organs of the two astronauts geared up in their orange flight suits locked into takeoff position inside the compact Wyvern spacecraft atop the rapidly ascending rocket. These two veterans of space-flight were used to these conditions. What they were not used to was the dangerous rescue mission they were embarking on—one that had never been attempted before…

Mars Journey: Call to Action Book 1 is the first book in bestselling author Bill Hargenrader's epic science fiction action and adventure thriller series set in the near future:

Brent Carlson, a brilliant but disgraced former astronaut, embarks on a modern day quest to gather and train the crew of the first international mission to Mars. Meanwhile, the power hungry billionaire CEO of a massive global technology conglomerate has launched a bid to reach Mars first and claim the red planet as corporate property.

The Mars Journey series delves into the science, technology, drive, and determination of the human spirit to come together to overcome our greatest challenges, explore space, and become the first martians to colonize the Red Planet.


“Brent Carlson is like a combination of Jason Bourne and Sherlock Holmes… in Space!”

“Finally got a chance to read your book! I LOVE it. We need more books like this and series of stories like this would be just awesome. My son recently read it too and he loved it too. He is into all things Space and he told me there should be more books like this!! “ A. Elliott

“Short enough with so much action that I could not quit reading until I finished rather late at night!” -Hank

About the Author

Bill Hargenrader is the bestselling author of the near-future science fiction thriller - Mars Journey: Call to Action. When Bill was 8 years old, he was wrongfully committed to a mental institution for 3 years due to an unfortunate course of events. Bill turned to reading Stephen King and the Hardy Boys series as an escape, and when he was 13 he began writing his own stories of heroes fighting villains and overcoming incredible odds. Now Bill is a US Army Veteran, a Fortune 500 cybersecurity and innovation strategist, and a successful entrepreneur. He draws upon his technical expertise and experiential living to bring life to his characters and stories.

Bill has been featured in CIO, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, and is the author of the Mars Journey series. The series is a near-future epic story that charts humanity's progress as we band together to leave Earth, journey through the depths of space, and set up the first human colonies on Martian soil. The series delves into the science, faith, and determination of the human spirit to come together to overcome our greatest challenges.

He writes side by side with his wife, author Daniele Hargenrader, and their two cats: Frankie and Kitty. Get timely updates on Bill's books and other projects at

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