A Madonna Mars is a thriller set in LA: Sarah Kavish, a terraformer working for NASA, stumbles across a secret government plot to send the top scientists and intelligentsia of the world to a Mars-based colony in the face of a malevolent living planet.
‘For my money, the book works best as a thriller. Learner certainly knows how to structure a good read, and has excellent pace and control. The central premise of her intrigue is a strong one. It would be churlish to reveal it here, except to say that it brings new depth to the notion of the El Nino effect’
Sydney Morning Herald