The Alex Cave Series. Book 1. Dead Energy

The Alex Cave Series. Book 1. Dead Energy

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When his wife was murdered during a mission, Alex Cave quit the CIA for a less stressful life as a geology instructor. At least, that was his plan. While on vacation sailing the waters of the Puget Sound, Alex sees a brilliant flash of light from an oil tanker and changes course to help. He discovers there was no explosion, no one on board, and the oil has mysteriously vanished without a trace. The bodies of the missing crew are found 100-miles away in the snow on Mount Baker, but there are no footprints leading in or out of the area. The Reverend Menno Simons, an environmental fanatic, leads his followers on a crusade to rid the world of crude oil. His disciples carry innocuous vials of powdered crystal to oil-rich countries to contaminate their supplies. Civilization descends into chaos when the lack of fuel keeps basic necessities from reaching the inner cities, pitting human against human in a desperate attempt to survive the madness spreading across the planet. In the United States, a crazy militia group surfaces, who at first offer military-type protection to those who come to their compound, and Harold Wooley, a sniveling coward with a domineering wife, thinks he can save his family from a world-gone-mad by joining the radical civilian army. But as the group undergoes a drastic change in command, things get out of control when their new leader kills without compunction. The situation goes from bad to worse when the new leader forces members into prostitution, and Harold must dig deep inside his soul if he is to discover the courage to save his family from their living nightmare. Alex's only clue is a dollar-size crystal found in the hold of an empty oil tanker, which under a high-powered microscope, appears to be alive. Can he find a way to stop Menno and his followers before civilization reaches total collapse? '4.5 stars for this fantastic ride, with thrilling scenarios, exhilarating situations, and nail-biting suspense, by this bestselling and award-winning author.' (Amazon top 500 reviewer.) Grab your copy today!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 20mm | 376g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508449082
  • 9781508449089

About James M Corkill

Bestselling and award-winning author James M. Corkill, is a Veteran, and retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. He was an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering in his spare time before eventually becoming a firefighter for 32-years and retiring. He began writing in 1997, and was fortunate to meet the famous horror writer Hugh B. Cave, who became his mentor. He now lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.show more

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