James M. Corkill. Action adventure science fiction author.


 

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, but no one knows who they are. 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.

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Sudden freezing temperatures cause weather patterns to change for the worse and threaten a catastrophe that will affect the entire world. As various government agencies struggle to find a solution, they all converge on a single man: Alex Cave, a professor of geophysics.

Alex leads a small band of volunteers in a desperate attempt to remedy the situation before civilization faces ecological disaster, but members of the group have their own agenda, seeking wealth and fame through murder and seduction.

Captain John Dieter’s greed blinds him to the suffering caused by the disastrous weather conditions, and he enlists the help of modern day pirates to capture a high-tech research vessel named the Mystic, the only ship capable of saving humanity from extinction. He takes the Mystic to an unknown island in the Bering Sea in search of hidden treasure, but what he discovers is an alien artifact, which is freezing the oceans at an incredible rate and will engulf the planet in a matter of weeks.

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Cold Energy part 2. Alex is trying to recover an alien artifact from the crater of a dormant volcano in the Aleutian Islands when things go horribly wrong.

The device is stolen and taken to COBRA, a privately owned top-secret research facility south of Yellowstone National Park. His good friend Doctor Henry Heinz is kidnapped and forced to assist with the experiments, but their tests begin creating adverse effects throughout the park and threaten a super volcanic eruption, which will smother the Earth in a blanket of dust for a thousand years.

His wife was murdered during a mission, and Alex thought he would never find another soulmate until he meets Fala, a Native American woman living in northwest Wyoming with her 10-year old daughter, Halona. When the COBRA experiment initiates the Yellowstone eruption, Alex watches in horror as Fala and Halona are killed by the blast, sending him into a deep depression.

While in mourning, Alex is given a chance to go back in time to try to change the outcome, but there is a catch. He will not remember what he needs to do to make a difference, and if he fails, he must watch them die an even more horrific death.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, the changes he made to the timeline put his own family in grave danger by an old nemesis from his days as a CIA operative, and it seems his every attempt to change the outcome only makes matters worse. He realizes his only chance of saving his loved ones is to find a way to stop the eruption before it happens. The problem will be enlisting the support of his friends without being able to tell them why they must risk their lives to help him.

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Alex receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Giant globules of molten rock are floating up out of an ancient glacier.

Alex and his friend Okana descend deep into the lava tube of a dormant volcano and discover a 180-million year old alien artifact of incredible power, but before he can take it to a safe location it is stolen by Janice Sloan, a ruthless woman dealing in stolen advanced technology. When she turns it on, the device begins changing the orbit of the moon and dragging satellites from the sky but it won’t shut down.

Alex begins a desperate race to find the artifact while dealing with his live-in girlfriend, Fala who thinks he’s just an adventure junkie, leaving her and her 10-year old daughter on the spur of the moment without any explanation or concern for her feelings. Because of the clandestine nature of the operation, it’s ripping his heart out that he can’t tell her he is on a top-secret mission to save the lives of everyone on the planet.

Alex learns that even if he finds the artifact, he needs a key taken by Sloan to shut it down, but she is determined to acquire a vast sum of money for her efforts. She kidnaps Fala and her daughter as leverage to keep Alex from pursuing her, and will contact him in two weeks with instructions on where to transfer 2-million dollars into a numbered account in exchange for his family and the key.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, a massive emerald asteroid with a core of solid gold is on a collision course with Earth and will impact in six-days. In order to change its trajectory, he needs the artifact and the key, but he’s running out of time to find Sloan and his family.

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Alex had discovered four alien artifacts that seemed designed to destroy all life on our planet.

He thought they were locked up at a top-secret facility at Groom Lake, Nevada, away from unscrupulous industrialists and scientists, but two of the devices have gone missing, and one of them is in orbit over our planet.

John Essex had good intentions when he modified one of the stolen artifacts to collect and recycle the orbiting space debris, but when he turns it on, the signal is detected from deep inside the Earth by a powerful artificial intelligence, who claims ownership of our world for its genetically superior race of humans, which have been in stasis for 180-million-years.

The artificial intelligence wakes a beautiful woman named Pandora and takes control of her mind and body, and only Alex can see that her blue eyes actually sparkle. She informs him that people with brown eyes have a genetic tendency for violent behavior and demands that we voluntarily kill everyone on our planet with brown pigment in their irises or the A.I. will destroy our entire race to keep us from contaminating her people.

When world representatives refuse her demands, Alex is unknowingly infected with an alien virus, which will only kill people with brown pigment in their irises and is transferred from one person to another simply by skin contact and rapidly spreading across the planet.

The artificial intelligence discovers that Alex is in possession of an alien spacecraft with superior software and promises to provide him with an antidote to the virus in exchange for the upgrade. Alex does not trust the A.I. and makes a desperate attempt to convince the beautiful Pandora to help save his race from annihilation, but she is still under the control of the artificial intelligence and he doubts he can change her mind.

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Books 1,2&3 also available in a box set.

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One Response to James M. Corkill. Action adventure science fiction author.

  1. Gavin Ward says:

    Within the top ten of my favorite posts, thankyou!

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