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The New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan and Primeval is back at full throttle with an adrenaline-pumping addition to the Event Group Thriller Series. The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. The first of what are to The New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan and Primeval is back at full throttle with an adrenaline-pumping addition to the Event Group Thriller Series. The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. The first of what are to be many missions to the lunar surface was designed to find the frozen water needed to prepare to build a base to launch an assault on Mars. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt. Remote robots uncover human skeletal remains and a base that had been destroyed countless millennia ago. The information is sent back to earth where forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over seven hundred million years old. A secret this devastating cannot be kept forever, and the news is leaked to the world. Soon nations are thrown into a head-long collision, pitting governments against their own citizens as the flames of fundamentalism start a conflagration that threatens to engulf the world as a race to return the moon is on. The Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery and to offer something that can either explain our ancient visitor or, at least, keep the world from descending into chaos. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group to the airless world of space. But while a battle rages over the truth of our heritage, the Event Group realizes that this may not be humanity's war alone. Could something else—someone else—be coming to finish a war that they started almost a billion years ago?


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The New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan and Primeval is back at full throttle with an adrenaline-pumping addition to the Event Group Thriller Series. The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. The first of what are to The New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan and Primeval is back at full throttle with an adrenaline-pumping addition to the Event Group Thriller Series. The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. The first of what are to be many missions to the lunar surface was designed to find the frozen water needed to prepare to build a base to launch an assault on Mars. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt. Remote robots uncover human skeletal remains and a base that had been destroyed countless millennia ago. The information is sent back to earth where forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over seven hundred million years old. A secret this devastating cannot be kept forever, and the news is leaked to the world. Soon nations are thrown into a head-long collision, pitting governments against their own citizens as the flames of fundamentalism start a conflagration that threatens to engulf the world as a race to return the moon is on. The Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery and to offer something that can either explain our ancient visitor or, at least, keep the world from descending into chaos. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group to the airless world of space. But while a battle rages over the truth of our heritage, the Event Group realizes that this may not be humanity's war alone. Could something else—someone else—be coming to finish a war that they started almost a billion years ago?

30 review for Legacy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Quite possibly the best book I have read so far this year. A killer read! Just amazing!!! Even if you have not read the earlier Event Group book, you have to check this one out. I have enjoyed every book in the series. But this one is a monumental work of fiction.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Wilson

    I love this series, it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It just keeps getting better and boarder in scope. Best book in the series so far.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Legacy is the sixth novel in David L. Golemon's popular Event Group series. In this novel, as in his others, there is a whole lot going on at the beginning that will all be tied together in the end. Legacy is really a sequel to the first Events Group novel, Event, and there will certainly be a third in this story arc. The description will give you an idea of the direction of the story. I was anticipating reading this novel, and, while it certainly is action-packed, in some ways all the gun-fight Legacy is the sixth novel in David L. Golemon's popular Event Group series. In this novel, as in his others, there is a whole lot going on at the beginning that will all be tied together in the end. Legacy is really a sequel to the first Events Group novel, Event, and there will certainly be a third in this story arc. The description will give you an idea of the direction of the story. I was anticipating reading this novel, and, while it certainly is action-packed, in some ways all the gun-fight and battles overwhelmed the science fiction elements that actually captured my interest. But, all in all, it is another strong addition to the series by Golemon. The mass market paperback edition also featured an excerpt from Ripper. This is one of those books that you are going to eventually read if you're following the series. If you aren't a fan yet, you could always wait for the third book that will end the story arc continued here. Highly recommended for fans http://shetreadssoftly.blogspot.com/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dee Haddrill

    Originally read 16/10/2011. Listened via Audible 14/04/2015 (listening made the ending even more emotional for me. I cannot say how much I love this series!) Another excellent installment in the Event Group series. This time, the alien threat is back and it's up to the Event Group to save the planet again!! The story is always action-packed and fast-paced, but the best part for me is the interaction between the characters. The banter is funny and you can see that the characters genuinely caring f Originally read 16/10/2011. Listened via Audible 14/04/2015 (listening made the ending even more emotional for me. I cannot say how much I love this series!) Another excellent installment in the Event Group series. This time, the alien threat is back and it's up to the Event Group to save the planet again!! The story is always action-packed and fast-paced, but the best part for me is the interaction between the characters. The banter is funny and you can see that the characters genuinely caring for each other more and more. The romantic part of me would have liked a little more quality time for Jack and Sarah, but there was enough to show that the relationship is still going strong and moving forward. CAN. NOT. WAIT for the next book!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Phyllis

    I really loved this book. I have read all of the series and this is one of the best. Once again I was almost in tears. I cried when I thought Jack died and in this one I cried when I thought Will was going to die. Can't wait for the next. This is a Must read series. I really loved this book. I have read all of the series and this is one of the best. Once again I was almost in tears. I cried when I thought Jack died and in this one I cried when I thought Will was going to die. Can't wait for the next. This is a Must read series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Charis Wilson

    I enjoyed this one, interesting premise once I got over the unlikely bit about the guy surviving WWII and living that long, but it didn't grab me enough to run out and get more by this author or to read the rest in the series. I enjoyed this one, interesting premise once I got over the unlikely bit about the guy surviving WWII and living that long, but it didn't grab me enough to run out and get more by this author or to read the rest in the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mailmanr5

    Love the premise of humans being around a long, long time. Just suspend reality for a while & enjoy this adventure. After all-it IS fiction.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tom Mahan

    Oh boy, I had such high hopes for this one. The premise of the story was gangbusters. An unmanned expedition to the moon uncovers ancient human remains! What a fantastic start, you can imagine all the plot lines from there. Unfortunately the book descends into the usual pulp props, starting of course with NAZIS, I can just see everyone from the authors agent to his editor saying you have to have nazis in there somehow, just make it work. Try tying human remains hundreds of thousands of years ol Oh boy, I had such high hopes for this one. The premise of the story was gangbusters. An unmanned expedition to the moon uncovers ancient human remains! What a fantastic start, you can imagine all the plot lines from there. Unfortunately the book descends into the usual pulp props, starting of course with NAZIS, I can just see everyone from the authors agent to his editor saying you have to have nazis in there somehow, just make it work. Try tying human remains hundreds of thousands of years old and on the moon by the way to nazis. And then there is the terrorist who carries out attacks all over the globe one day after another. Can you just imagine his frequent flier miles? Such a great start, only to turn to the usual pulp suspects, and lose sight of what could have been a great story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Moses

    Non-stop action? check. Suspense galore? check. Nazi plots? check. Improbable science? check. Murderous plotters? check. super-fuel rocks from the moon? check. Evil televangelists? check. Plus trips to the moon, and a whole lot of other improbable stuff. This is Golemon's stock in trade. And while it's thriller schlock, his characters are a couple of steps better than the cardboard characters you'll find in some other thriller series. Non-stop action? check. Suspense galore? check. Nazi plots? check. Improbable science? check. Murderous plotters? check. super-fuel rocks from the moon? check. Evil televangelists? check. Plus trips to the moon, and a whole lot of other improbable stuff. This is Golemon's stock in trade. And while it's thriller schlock, his characters are a couple of steps better than the cardboard characters you'll find in some other thriller series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mark Garn

    Mr. Golemon never fails to deliver a fast paced thriller filled with likeable good guys, and bad guys who get what they deserve. The science is current and completely believable, and the action is over the top. I have all his books on my kindle, I read a couple books, then reward myself with one of his wonderful stories. I think the next one is "Ripper", I'm already tingling! Mr. Golemon never fails to deliver a fast paced thriller filled with likeable good guys, and bad guys who get what they deserve. The science is current and completely believable, and the action is over the top. I have all his books on my kindle, I read a couple books, then reward myself with one of his wonderful stories. I think the next one is "Ripper", I'm already tingling!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    I seem to keep saying the same thing, this author is really good at getting your attention and keeping it throughout his book. Must read for anyone who likes authors like James Patterson, Preston/Child and Clive Cussler. Great work, different twist.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Logan Weatherly

    This is the worst of the event group books for me. It was slow paced and kind of boring. I’ve liked them all up to this one. Maybe the next one will be better. It also took me so long to read because I couldn’t get Into it and I’ve been working weird hours lately.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anjela Hendrickson

    Fun as always

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    This was one HECK of a great story! I haven’t enjoyed a book quite this much in a while! Highly recommended 😎👍🏼

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michael Kott

    Non stop action but ... There's a thing as too much. Review to come. Non stop action but ... There's a thing as too much. Review to come.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gary S

    loved the book...for me a bit to wordy

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shari Scott

    These are the craziest, far fetched, improbable stories. But they are good fun, my guilty pleasure.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    Not the best of this series that I love but still, it was entertaining. This one actually ties up, apparently, with the next books so don't pass it up, read it so you can continue with the rest! Not the best of this series that I love but still, it was entertaining. This one actually ties up, apparently, with the next books so don't pass it up, read it so you can continue with the rest!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Pat Pierce

    OK for entertainment, horrible for science. I see so many 5 star reviews for this book, and I can only guess that a) the publisher, author, and friends are seeding the reviews, or b) the fans of this author don't know much or care much about science. I had fun reading it, but kept choking on the "science" fiction I was being asked to swallow. For example, on the trip to the moon, the US spacecraft is described as moving at 34,000 miles per hour, and described as following in the same path as a Euro OK for entertainment, horrible for science. I see so many 5 star reviews for this book, and I can only guess that a) the publisher, author, and friends are seeding the reviews, or b) the fans of this author don't know much or care much about science. I had fun reading it, but kept choking on the "science" fiction I was being asked to swallow. For example, on the trip to the moon, the US spacecraft is described as moving at 34,000 miles per hour, and described as following in the same path as a European spacecraft that had gone to the moon a day or so earlier. This ESU spacecraft had sustained damage and was shedding parts which were hitting the US spacecraft, "Dugan never knew what hit him as the rubberized pad slammed into him at over 34,000 miles per hour." How many things are wrong with this? First, if you follow another ship in its orbit exactly, you are not going to end up on the moon, you'll end up at an empty spot in the moons orbit where the moon used to be when that other ship got there. If you travel to the moon a day after someone else, your orbit HAS to be completely different than theirs in order to end up where the moon will be when you get there. Second, if a ship in orbit sheds parts, the parts will float along side that ship and not stop dead, there is no possible way for the debris to stop dead so that the following ship would hit the debris at "34,000 miles per hour". Unless that ship is under power, and at a point in the orbit where you are going 34,000 mph, you would be probably slowing down to match speeds for the orbit around the moon where you wanted to stop, so the parts would go flying ahead of the damaged ship. Regardless, one ship following another to the moon a day later is not going to get pummeled by space junk from the first ship at a high relative velocity. There were also contradictions within the bad science itself. For example, it is discovered in the novel, that a long time ago the Earth had three moons orbiting it, one is Mars, one is Luna, and the other blew up (became the asteroid belt, presumably). Then exactly two pages later, in an ancient DVD (don't even ask), "the Earth's largest moon appeared - Mars, almost opposite the Earth on the far side of the sun, but in exactly the same orbit." The definition of moon is a body that orbits its primary, so that would mean Mars was not a moon of Earth. Three paragraphs later, "the two moons appeared. The larger one looked to be about 300,000 miles from the rotating sphere of Mars and maybe 600,000 miles from the Earth and the moon they all new." The Earth orbits about 93 MILLION miles from the sun, if Mars is opposite in the same orbit, it would be about 186 million miles from Earth. If you like fun/bad movies with exciting action and explosions, this book can be fun. I read it all the way through and may pick up another Event Group novel (this was my first, and the characters were developed enough I'd like to read more about them). I just hope the author can read some of these reviews, learn from his mistakes and do the research next time he wants to write this kind of stuff.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Priscilla Del Gesso

    good story, writing a little slow, not as smooth as i like. i like his books

  21. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Rudge

    Yet another strong mix of action, adventure and (I hate to use the term) soft core science fiction in the Event group series. While the characters remain underdeveloped they are consistent with the rest of their characters in other books of the series. What makes Legacy so appealing is the premise, the skeletal remains of an astronaut found via video feed from automated rovers on the Moon's surface. While searching near the astronaut an unknown mineral is found and is remotely tested by one of t Yet another strong mix of action, adventure and (I hate to use the term) soft core science fiction in the Event group series. While the characters remain underdeveloped they are consistent with the rest of their characters in other books of the series. What makes Legacy so appealing is the premise, the skeletal remains of an astronaut found via video feed from automated rovers on the Moon's surface. While searching near the astronaut an unknown mineral is found and is remotely tested by one of the rovers. When water is poured on the surface of the rock and then blown dry by an oxygen blast from the rover, massive energy spikes are detected. Within seconds there is a blinding flash and when communication with one of the rovers is finally returned the scene reveals that a massive explosion has occurred and the remains of an underground city are discovered. This sets off a wild race between multiple countries to reach the Moon's surface and obtain the mineral for creating the ultimate weapon and controlling the world, or so it seems. There is also an old Nazi mine in Ecuador that may contain or may have at one time, some of the same material. As the military portion of the Event group tries to unravel the Nazi mystery, the science group is preparing to reach the surface of the moon. While you will have to suspend belief at times, Golemon does a great job of keeping the real reason for the race to the moon and the storming of the mine site is so important until the very end. Recommended for action/adventure lovers and those that enjoy a good thriller. Science fiction buffs should stay away as they will be disappointed by the lack of real science.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    A slow start, but as with all of these Event Group thrillers, if you just hang in there the tension ramps up several notches and gallops to the finish. Good fun.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    A ludicrous premise (700 million year window) that required a sustained suspension of belief. I read the entire book but...I just can't buy an underground martian base surviving the break up of the ancient super continent and the ensuing tectonic and volcanic upheavals, not to mention the incredible length of time involved and just plain erosion. It's an interesting idea but deifies credibility. A few aeons; even 4 or 5 millennium might be believable but not this preposterous period of time. Thi A ludicrous premise (700 million year window) that required a sustained suspension of belief. I read the entire book but...I just can't buy an underground martian base surviving the break up of the ancient super continent and the ensuing tectonic and volcanic upheavals, not to mention the incredible length of time involved and just plain erosion. It's an interesting idea but deifies credibility. A few aeons; even 4 or 5 millennium might be believable but not this preposterous period of time. This might work for Stan Lee but it's too childish for literature. I've never been a fan of the "Dirk Pitt" type of protagonist. Too cartoon-like for me. I like my heroes to be flawed like everyone else; battling through adversity both personal and in the story line.People with such amazing attributes do not exist in real life; at least in my 60+ years of experience.We all like our heroes but the current 24/7/365 media microscope has managed to defame or destroy most everyone with any potential aspirations to hero worship in the public eye. The star (Colonel Jack Collins etc.)members of the Event Group are close to falling into this category. Sorry Mr Golemon. Not this time.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Royce Sears

    Legacy Event Group Thriller #6 by David L. Golemon is a really good read for anyone who enjoys government conspiracy theories and ancient alien theories. Golemon creates a rich and exciting world that spans across eons of time as it explains the secrets of Mars, Earth, and the forgotten history of mankind. While Legacy is admittedly the first book in Golemon's series I have read, (it looked interesting on the public library shelf) I plan to read the rest of them in the near future. Golemon's voi Legacy Event Group Thriller #6 by David L. Golemon is a really good read for anyone who enjoys government conspiracy theories and ancient alien theories. Golemon creates a rich and exciting world that spans across eons of time as it explains the secrets of Mars, Earth, and the forgotten history of mankind. While Legacy is admittedly the first book in Golemon's series I have read, (it looked interesting on the public library shelf) I plan to read the rest of them in the near future. Golemon's voice and easy-to-read writing style bring the action and adventure of Legacy to life as the drama plays out in a well-structured timeline that takes place between the Nazi's of World War II and what appears to be the very near future. Political intrigue, governmental posturing, and religious fanatics who are hell-bent on maintaining the unquestioning superiority of their brand of God all combine to make Legacy a suspenseful, action-packed Science Fiction story that is well worth the reader's time. Royce Sears www.roycesears.com

  25. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    The sixth installment in the Event Group series is a solid one - thrilling, and feels almost like a direct sequel to the very first book in the series,Event. The plot, unfortunately, takes some rather predictable turns. A part of my disappointment, however, is most likely due to Henri’s absence. He really is my very favorite character in the entire series, so books without him simply do not capture as much of my interest. Though I enjoyed seeing Gus and Matchstick again, they are not present in The sixth installment in the Event Group series is a solid one - thrilling, and feels almost like a direct sequel to the very first book in the series,Event. The plot, unfortunately, takes some rather predictable turns. A part of my disappointment, however, is most likely due to Henri’s absence. He really is my very favorite character in the entire series, so books without him simply do not capture as much of my interest. Though I enjoyed seeing Gus and Matchstick again, they are not present in the bulk of the book - so it was really on the character-level that disappointed me in this most recent novel. Still, it remains an exciting read, and I am as curious as ever to see where this series will go - I just hope it takes a direction back to Henri!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Al

    A robotic moon rover unexpectedly discovers what appears to be a human skeleton in an unfamiliar space suit half buried inside a large crater. Signs point to the probability that the remains are about 700 million years old. That idea hooked me. The news of that discovery sparks a 4 way space between the US, Russian, European Union and Chinese space agencies to be the first to recover the artifacts and, more importantly, any advanced technology. With episodes in the time of the ancient astronauts A robotic moon rover unexpectedly discovers what appears to be a human skeleton in an unfamiliar space suit half buried inside a large crater. Signs point to the probability that the remains are about 700 million years old. That idea hooked me. The news of that discovery sparks a 4 way space between the US, Russian, European Union and Chinese space agencies to be the first to recover the artifacts and, more importantly, any advanced technology. With episodes in the time of the ancient astronauts, WW II, and our near future there are elements reminiscent of Star Wars, Apollo 13, James Bond and Tom Clancy. All in all, I enjoyed it, finding a few negatives outweighed by the positives. It takes a little while to get all the diverse facets to fit, but it does come together nicely. Spoiler alert: not the whole story, it ends with a definite lead in to a sequel.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Commentary

    I have read almost all of Event Group books. I just really struggled with this one. The constant hopping back and forth between two separate adventures was just too much. I felt like I was constantly being yanked out of a scene. It was also pretty predictable. Every time the author tantalized us with a "clue" about what was coming it was just so easy to predict it was annoying. I hate those kind of "teases" where the author clearly knows something that the characters don't. I will probably get m I have read almost all of Event Group books. I just really struggled with this one. The constant hopping back and forth between two separate adventures was just too much. I felt like I was constantly being yanked out of a scene. It was also pretty predictable. Every time the author tantalized us with a "clue" about what was coming it was just so easy to predict it was annoying. I hate those kind of "teases" where the author clearly knows something that the characters don't. I will probably get more by Goleman but only when the ebook prices drop. Won't pay full "new release" prices for this author.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Randy Evans

    This book was great. By far I think the best one in this series so far. It kinda ties the first book (Event) with the last book (Overlord) at least from what I read about the other books so far, so make sure you read the whole series in order. It took me five days to read this book but it had nothing to do with the book. If I could of I would have read it without breaks because there is no place in the book where you really want to put it down but life kept interfering, (I hate that when that ha This book was great. By far I think the best one in this series so far. It kinda ties the first book (Event) with the last book (Overlord) at least from what I read about the other books so far, so make sure you read the whole series in order. It took me five days to read this book but it had nothing to do with the book. If I could of I would have read it without breaks because there is no place in the book where you really want to put it down but life kept interfering, (I hate that when that happens).So much happens in this book that it would be a crime to give away any spoilers and reduce your reading enjoyment. I just have to say "thanks" for this series David. So good!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Nichol

    So we really aren't alone. Legacy, the latest in David L. Goleman's popular Event Group series, is a fast-paced adventure about proof of civilization 700 million years ago. The Event Group, an X-Files-like government agency, is tasked with finding out how the skeletal remains of an astronaut are on the moon, and what dangerous consequences there are for the Earth. A mission to the moon is ordered, and the clock is ticking toward a horrible confrontation in space. People who love the X-Files and Jam So we really aren't alone. Legacy, the latest in David L. Goleman's popular Event Group series, is a fast-paced adventure about proof of civilization 700 million years ago. The Event Group, an X-Files-like government agency, is tasked with finding out how the skeletal remains of an astronaut are on the moon, and what dangerous consequences there are for the Earth. A mission to the moon is ordered, and the clock is ticking toward a horrible confrontation in space. People who love the X-Files and James P. Hogan will enjoy this latest work from Goleman. You just know there will be a sequel.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Steve Schlutow

    I enjoyed this book.. I hope Golemon continues this story in a future book.. I did think to book kind dragged a bit in the middle though it made up for it in the end.. I have only read a few of his books, the three I have read--Event, Legend, Legacy--Legacy by far is my favorite.. I would recommend this book to anybody who like Cussler, Rollins, Reilly, McDermott, or Robinson to name a few.. This storyline might be further out there than the preceding authors (dealing with aliens), but it is an e I enjoyed this book.. I hope Golemon continues this story in a future book.. I did think to book kind dragged a bit in the middle though it made up for it in the end.. I have only read a few of his books, the three I have read--Event, Legend, Legacy--Legacy by far is my favorite.. I would recommend this book to anybody who like Cussler, Rollins, Reilly, McDermott, or Robinson to name a few.. This storyline might be further out there than the preceding authors (dealing with aliens), but it is an enjoyable adventuresome book..

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