“Our world is about to change…
and nothing is ever going to be the same.”
An unknown object is discovered near Pluto. Then another is found on Mars. Could they be related? Could they possibly be from an alien civilization?
The U.S. responds with a first-of-its-kind spaceship and an elite SEAL team, led by Major Blake Thompson, along with experts in the field to investigate. But sabotage and terrorist attacks threaten the fate of the mission and the security of the U.S. and the entire world.
The danger and the stakes grow higher day by day, minute by minute.
Simultaneous terrorist attacks across the country endanger the fundamental security of the United States. An ominous and menacing fear grips the White House and the nation as the President enacts martial law. Danger and destruction appear at every corner, yet no one has any idea who the secretive and dangerous new enemy could be.
Separated from the earth by billions of kilometers, Blake and his Armstrong I crew journey continues despite subversion and attempts to crush the mission. His team grows as other members are unexpectedly drafted or left in a position with no choice but to join. In the search for answers, Blake’s team is called upon to scour the globe and the solar system.
The fate of the U.S and the hopes of generations to come depend on his team’s ultimate success, but even if he does succeed, how much death and destruction will the country have to endure before he does?
As impossibility upon impossibility continues to pile on top of each other, everyone is left wondering, is this fate, devious design or Happenstance?
exceptional and extraordinary- just dazzling
Happenstance is a unique, exciting science fiction/techno-thriller novel with an original concept and plot. This is one book I would totally read again. It is that incredible!
Excellent- a must read
This book is excellent....I read a lot of books and this book ranks near the top of the books that I have read. If you like anything dealing with Science Fiction/First Encounter/Technology -Current & Future/Spies/Espionage/Battles/etc, this book will have something for you. The author has the ability to blend all of these genres into a very captivating book. He didn't indicate that there would be a sequel to this book; however, it does leave itself open to a future sequel. I sincerely hope that he does decide to write a sequel.
Do yourself a favor and try this book. I think that you will be happy.
This book was fantastic right from the first page. There was so much going on that all you want to do is read. The author even made the aliens pop to life. Best of all it is a stand alone book. Loved this but was sad when I read the last words cause there was no more to read. Well thought out and executed story.
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TRIBULATIONS is the anticipated and exciting sequel to HAPPENSTANCE, the 2019
SciFi/TechnoThriller novel that introduced Commander Blake Thompson to the world. Blake is again accompanied by his close knit SEAL team, President Callahan and many new characters.
It is September 11, 2029, almost a year since Blake journeyed to the alien Cjarian ship near Pluto, validated the existence of extraterrestrial life, survived the perils he and the other astronauts encountered in space, helped President Callahan defeat the terrorist threat to the U.S. and then watched as the
Cjarians departed in search of their home planet.
Blake is now vacationing in Colorado Springs with Diego Velasquez and Sean O’Rourke, looking forward to watching a U.S.A.F. Academy football game against the fabled Notre Dame Fighting Irish, followed by
a relaxing, well-earned, mountain Jeep expedition. But the trio unexpectedly stumbles across a horrific attack planned for the U.S.A.F Academy, only to become more shocked when they learn who the intended targets were. Before Blake can determine a motive or identify who is behind the sinister attack, the Cjarians secretly return to Earth to share their own grim news with Blake.
The Cjarian arrival at the U.S. Space Dock is also detected by foreign satellites, fueling the perception that the aliens secretly favor the United States, will unfairly destabilize global power relationships, and elevate the U.S. to an unacceptable position where they could dictate their demands to the rest of world.
Tensions between world leaders increase and the specter for global conflict heightens as world leaders choose sides, vying to lay claim to the alien technology. The world is once again looking into the dark abyss of war, both on ground and in space, as the mounting casualties spiral out of control.
President Callahan enlists Blake and his team to help prevent the growing skirmishes and battles from escalating into World War III, while the Cjarians risk being dragged into the growing conflict. Blake can’t predict if the Cjarians will stay as a neutral observer, pick sides or simply depart and never be seen again.
Blake struggles to balance the expanding needs of his country while still trying to protect the Cjarians, their ship and his team. As the losses build, Blake is forced to question his own capabilities and is faced with the harsh reality that even he, the ultimate Ops planner, cannot simultaneously fight and overcome
all of the threats. For the first time since he lost his father in the 9-11 New York City Trade Center attacks, failure has marred his previously spotless resume.
But what additional losses will Blake be forced to accept? What will happen to the Cjarians? What other risks will Blake and his team encounter? Will Blake and his team even survive?
Join Blake and his team as their exciting adventure continues in TRIBULATIONS.