Alex Cave quit the CIA for a less stressful life as a geology instructor. At least, that was his plan.



Hello. I’m James M. Corkill, a Veteran, and retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. I was an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering in my spare time before eventually becoming a firefighter for 32-years and retiring. I’ve since settled into the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, and I have a fantastic view from my writing desk.

I began writing in 1997, and was fortunate to meet a famous horror writer named Hugh B. Cave, who became my mentor. In 2002, I rushed to self-published a dozen copies of Dead Energy so my wife could see my book before she was taken by cancer. When my soul mate was gone, I stopped writing and began drinking heavily.

‘When you wake up in the morning, you never know where the day will take you.’

In 2013, I met a stranger who recognized my name and had enjoyed an old copy of Dead Energy, except for the ending. When she encouraged me to start writing again, I realized this chance meeting was just what I needed to hear at the right moment. I quit drinking and began the rewrite of Dead Energy into The Alex Cave Series, and guess what? Now I’m a bestselling and award-winning author, and I’m thankful for that fateful encounter.

I’ve always been an inventor with an overabundance of imagination, and I’ve been fascinated by unusual rock formations for most of my life, so let me introduce you to my alter ego, Alex Cave. These are his adventures.






Society starts to crumble.


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, he sees a brilliant flash of light from an oil tanker and changes course to help, but there was no explosion, no one on board, and the oil has mysteriously vanished without a trace.

Fuel supplies along the west coast of the US start to disappear and society starts to crumble, pitting human against human. Can Alex find a solution for this dire situation?

“A fantastic ride from start to finish, with thrilling scenarios, exhilarating situations, and nail-biting suspense. Scroll up and grab your copy today.”
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The Polar Ice Sheet is mysteriously expanding by thousands of square miles in a matter of minutes. Even more unsettling, the ice is crystal-clear.

Alex receives an urgent message from a friend in Northern Canada and begins a desperate race to find the cause. He joins the crew on board a high-tech research ship Mystic, but Captain Dieter has other plans for the stealthy craft and changes course to an unknown island in the Bering Sea. Dieter expects to find a horde of treasure stashed by the Nazis near the end of WWII, but what Alex discovers is even more incredible than he could ever imagine.
The ice sheet continues expanding at an alarming rate, trapping anything in its path. It will cover the planet in a matter of days unless Alex can find a way to stop the world from entering a new ice age.

“A great sequel to Dead Energy.”

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An artifact that could cause the eruption of the Yellowstone Super Volcano.

Inside a dormant volcano in the Bering Sea, Alex discovers a 180-million year old alien artifact of incredible power, but before he can take it to a safe location, Rita Harrow steals the device and kidnaps his good friend, thinking he knows how to operate the artifact. Alex knows if their experiment goes wrong, they could start a chain of events that could lead to the demise of our civilization.

And if that wasn’t enough, his past actions while working for the CIA have come back to haunt him and his loved ones are put in grave danger by his old nemesis. His enemy’s quest for revenge could not have come at a worse time, because he only has a few hours to find the artifact and shut it down. If he fails, the device will cause a super volcanic eruption and no living thing will survive.

On this emotional roller coaster, Alex feels the weight of the world on his shoulders as he is torn between saving his loved ones, or saving humanity from extinction. Can he find a way to save both?

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An artifact starts dragging the moon closer to Earth.

Alex receives an urgent message about an unusual event in Iceland, which created a huge spiral tunnel down into a dormant volcano. What he discovers at the bottom is an alien artifact more powerful than a nuclear weapon.

Janice Sloan steals the alien device, takes it into the Nevada desert, and turns it on. When it won’t shut down, she abandons the artifact and it begins dragging the moon closer to Earth.

The adventure doesn’t end when a huge emerald asteroid with a mass of solid gold is on a collision course with Earth and will impact in six days. His only chance of changing its trajectory is with the ancient artifact and he is running out of time. Can he find a way to save humanity from extinction?

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What if the color of your eyes will determine whether you live or die?


After securing a 180 million year old spacecraft discovered in the Bering Sea, Geologist Alex Cave thought his life had finally stabilized, but during the recovery, he also finds four alien artifacts that seemed designed to destroy all life on our planet.  He thinks they are locked up at Groom Lake, 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 space debris orbiting our planet, but when he turns it on, an artificial intelligence detects the signal from deep in the Earth.

Buried inside a similar spacecraft for millions of years, the AI named Pandora learns the Earth has new inhabitants, and will do whatever necessary to maintain her claim to our planet. Inside the ship is a colony of humans from a different species, held in stasis for 180 million years.

The AI wakes one of the women to represent her, takes control of her mind, and informs Alex that humans with brown eyes are genetically inferior and prone to aggressive behavior. She will wipe our entire species from the face of the planet unless our world leaders voluntarily kill anyone with brown irises.

The AI realizes Alex is distinct from his friends, with a gene that could enhance her species of humans. If he agrees to her conditions, she will release a virus that will only kill anyone with brown eyes, leaving the rest of our population unharmed. Alex realizes that no matter his choice, 97% of our species will die. Can he find a way out of this no win situation?

“A fantastic ride from this bestselling and award-winning author. A great sequel to Gravity. Scroll up and grab a copy today.”

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