Title: Reason for Existence
Author: Richard Botelho
Category: Science Fiction/Philosophy
Publication Date: 2/1/16
Length: 188 pages
When David Jordan, an extraterrestrial human in appearance, agrees to help U.N. Secretary General Nicholas Straka resolve an escalating nuclear crisis, he also learns he must defuse a horrifying plot to exterminate humanity by a hostile race of beings who despise human culture. Somehow, he must thwart both crises before a worldwide intervention is launched by his superiors, destroying human innocence in the process. In Reason for Existence, David learns the origins of human conflict, the nature of secret societies, the true meaning of friendship, and the enduring qualities of love.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
Reason for Existence is not your typical thriller. The main character is David Jordan who is asked to help stop an escalating nuclear crisis. But that’s only the beginning. There are extraterrestrials who want to exterminate the human race on top of the humans wanting to nuke each other.
There is so much more within these pages, though, than crises and extraterrestrials. Thrown into the mix is David, who is an alien who looks human, trying to figure out the meaning of life and human love.
Reason for Existence is an interesting and creative novel. I recommend it, especially if you think you’d like a philosophical sci fi thriller.
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About the Author
Richard Botelho is the author of two books: The Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, a nonfiction social commentary, used in over 100 colleges and universities across America, favorably reviewed in The Midwest Quarterly and other scholarly journals, and winner of the S.C.P.H.C. Gold Award for Philosophy in 1996; and Leah’s Way, his first novel, which received a rave review in the February 1st, 2004 edition of the Library Journal. He has a B.A. and M.A. in government from California State University, Sacramento, graduating with honors. Mr. Botelho has had numerous articles published in ML Publications, The Stone Institute, and the Northern California Sociologic Association.