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Publisher: Publish America 
Release Date:  October 25, 2003
ISBN:  1413701930
Format Reviewed:  Paperback
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Genre:  Science Fiction
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Sheila Griffin 
Reviewer Notes:  Some profanity

Jump Start
By Gary Carter 

     Jacob Malfusco discovers the fossilized remains of an ancient dragon. Marsha Kimbrough discovers a hidden pyramid. Pappy Darringer discovers millions of meteors headed toward earth. The way these three discoveries effect the earth comprise the plot of this exciting book.

     Scientists hope that the meteors will be sucked into Jupiter's gravity well. Otherwise, the earth will be destroyed in less than six months. No such luck. A few hundred select people leave to build colonies on Mars and on the moon. Everyone else prepares to die.

     Fortunately, the meteors all strike the oceans rather than land. While this generates hurricanes and typhoons, the damage is manageable. Mankind survives. The world rejoices... for now.

     Life on Earth is fairly normal for the next six months. Suddenly the meteors break apart. The meteors are, in fact, dragon eggs. Baby dragons emerge from their shells and begin to eat.

     As the infant dragons grow, they empty the oceans of fish. With their food supply gone, the adolescent dragons amble ashore. They are always hungry and will eat anything, including humans. The islands and beaches are soon virtually devoid of life. Now mature, the dragons take to the air. They fly inland bellowing flames in their insatiable quest for food.

     America's greatest scientists are summoned to the president's side. This includes Jacob and Marsha. They have gathered to discuss the salvation of mankind. But Pappy again has bad news. More space objects are headed toward Earth. Fewer this time, but they are enormous. They will arrive in about three months... just in time for Christmas.

      With this announcement, Jacob and Marsha head home to CA. They have decided to ride out the end of the world among family.

      Things are bad. Then they get worse. Ultimately they reach the point where very little hope is left.

     This short book is a page turner. There is some profanity, but the story is so engrossing that the average reader will not notice it. Plus with mankind being devoured, a few swear words are probably appropriate. This is a great book