The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth Book One

The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth Book One

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A murder mystery set on a generation ship months from reaching Humanity's new home.

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation spaceship, affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.

But when a crew member goes missing, Benson is thrust into the centre of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Benson finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

File UnderScience Fiction [ Last Gun in the Universe / We’re Not Alone / Poison and Nukes / Race to the End ]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857664846
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Ark Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 515,632
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Patrick S. Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Ford Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders.
When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for performing stand-up comedy.

You can find Patrick online at his, on Twitter@stealthygeek and on Facebook.

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The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth Book One 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not enough character development. Took to long to read. Not interested to buy the additional books in the series
Raquel Brunetti More than 1 year ago
Boring and dumb.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Wow. I really enjoyed this book as it had a great plot and kept me glued and in suspense.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Hackneyed drivel cloaked in typical sci-fi jargon and plot points.
GWWester More than 1 year ago
“The Ark” is a well-written murder mystery set in a space ship filled with the remnants of mankind fleeing a destroyed earth. When a young scientist is murdered, sports hero, turned detective, Bryon Benson investigates. As the mystery deepens, Benson discovers that there are powerful people misleading and misdirecting him. When he survives an attempt on his life, Benson is more determined to solve the murder and the mystery behind it.
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Very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, strong plot, and multi-faceted characters. It's a rare book that surprises me, but with this one, there were several times when I said "Whoa! Didn't see that coming!" I am eagerly looking forward to more from this author.
Diane_K More than 1 year ago
Patrick S. Tomlinson has a great start to a science fiction series in The Ark. The Earth was dying because of a black hole so 50,000 inhabitants were chosen to leave on the Ark. Tomlinson's descriptive writing has the reader actually seeing the Ark - its components, habitats, the game Zero and much more. The Ark has taken 100's of years to reach a planet which can be colonized. The hopes are that on the planet some of the restrictions like head implants, baby license, etc. will be lifted. Scientist on the Ark have been preparing for years creating seeds that can be used in the soil of the planet as well as other life support and sustenance the colonists will need. There has been no crime of any kind on the Ark since it left Earth. An important scientist goes missing and then is found outside the Ark floating in space. Benson is the Chief Constable in charge of the investigation. The crew members including the Captain want the death to be reported as suicide but Benson refuses. The interactions between characters are real and they each have their own backgrounds. The author's sense of humor comes through in Chief Benson's personality and makes the character even more engaging. The peaceful life on the Ark is about to change - murder - sabotage - cover-ups - theft - secrets - false leads - an underground society not linked by the implants - all make for a fast paced, page turning reading experience. I received this book free through Netgalley in exchange for a review. For more information about Patrick S. Tomlinson check out