Special Agent Kerri Elias joined the Boundary Enforcement Agency—"The Boundary"—three years ago, trying to escape the ghosts of her past and fight the Black-eyed Children, a mysterious, implacable foe who impersonate young children in order to abduct humans. She's frustrated, though, by a sense that she's spinning her wheels, contributing little toward the mission—until the night her partner is captured before her very eyes.
His disappearance catapults Kerri into a world of shadows, betrayals, and intrigue, where not all of the enemies have the Children's signature obsidian eyes. She's thrown together with three people whose loyalties are uncertain at best—her boss, the blustering Special Agent in Charge Harlan "Duke" Rendell; his tough-as-nails, second-in-command Danielle Tauriac; and newcomer Aaron Vincent, a handsome, young agent just transferred in from the Atlanta field office who may be hiding as much as he's telling.
Through it all, Kerri is forced to contend with the ever-present threat of the Black-eyed Children and a growing sense that she's next on their hit list. Do they know something she doesn't? Or could the handwritten note left for her on a desolate hillside in the New Mexico desert be correct, and she really is the only person on Earth who can save humanity from total annihilation?
GORDON BONNET has been writing fiction for decades. Encouraged when his story Crazy Bird Bends His Beak won critical acclaim in Mrs. Moore’s 1st grade class at Central Elementary School in St. Albans, West Virginia, he embarked on a long love affair with the written word.
His interest in the paranormal goes back almost that far, although it has always been tempered by Gordon’s scientific training. This has led to a strange duality; his work as a skeptic and debunker on the popular blog Skeptophilia, while simultaneously writing paranormal and speculative novels, novellas, and short stories. He blogs daily, but is never without a piece of fiction in progress—driven to continue, as he puts it, “because I want to find out how the story ends.”
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Opal is on a mission. She's been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might be on a Lost Ship.
Opal has stolen Clarissa, an experimental AI-controlled spaceship, from the military. Together they have tracked down a Lost Ship, in a lonely nebula far from colonised space.
The Lost Ship is falling into the gravity well of a neutron star, and will soon be truly lost … forever. Legends say the ships harbour death, but there's no time for indecision.
Opal gears up to board it. She's just one woman, entering an alien and lethal environment. But perhaps with the aid of Clarissa's intelligence – and an armoured spacesuit – Opal may stand a chance.
"Think Event Horizon with a bit of 'Mother' from the Alien movies and that was the overall feel when I first started this book. [...] Opal is a fantastic character, complex, a history we learn a bit more about as we read on, she is heroic, loyal, strong and long long overdue in fiction. I loved the AI too and the relationship that formed between the two, the ballsy choices and bravery through frightening encounters and life and death situations."
—So Many Books, So Little Time
Despite escaping, she failed to find what she was looking for: her lost sister. Now Opal must board a second derelict Lost Ship to seek answers, and it's even more monstrous, a sickening place of death and decay. To make things worse, the military government wants her, dead or alive. Considering their reputation, dead may be better.
To find her sister, Opal will risk everything: her life, her blood, her sanity. There's always a price to pay. Armed with her wits, an experimental armoured suit, and an amazing AI companion, she might just stand a chance.
The mission: Board the spaceship and salvage as much alien technology as possible before the doomed vessel sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
The obstacles: A disintegrating iceberg, a collapsing spaceship, an armed Russian salvage force intent on claiming alien technology for themselves, an approaching storm, and the biggest obstacle of all—the spacecraft's alien inhabitants.
The aliens have another mission—survival—and when opposing species clash, there can be only one victor.
Ice Rift - Salvage is the sequel to Ice Rift, which needs to be read first to gain the most enjoyment from the story.
"Ice Rift and Ice Rift Salvage are the two most relentless non stop action stories I have ever read."
"Nonstop action! Great characters! Cool technology! I so badly want another book in this series. Thank you for the awesome adventure!!"
"Love Aliens and suspence Read this but first read Ice Rift one best well written novels I have read in awhile. NO padding just continously thrills and action."
Portents of evil. Dreams of destruction, chaos, death. Feelings of terrible foreboding, heavy as the dark skies before a storm hits.
Within twenty-four hours, the sudden and nearly universal presentiment of doom experienced by folks in the peaceful beach town of Furness, California is found to be horrifyingly accurate when a handful of people wake up to find that their friends, families, and loved ones—in fact, most of the inhabitants of the Earth—have simultaneously vanished without a trace.
Left behind to make sense of a strange and depopulated world are an odd assortment of people. A wry and jaded psychic who knows good and well that her fortunetelling is a sham—until the day it begins to come true. A kind, idealistic registered nurse. A thirteen-year-old science nerd. A church custodian. An outspoken, pragmatic physicist. A volatile and unpredictable bakery owner. A tough-as-nails ex-Army man with a terrible secret, who is determined that he'll survive this, even if it's at the cost of the others.
But they soon discover that they're not the only ones trying to find their way through the empty streets of Furness. Because the cataclysm that took 99% of the Earth's inhabitants did one other thing.
It released the monsters.
The suave Seth Augustine is a psychometer—he gets psychic impressions from touching objects people have handled. Tough, smart Bethany Hale has precognitive dreams. Troy Seligman can do astral projection—but has to fight guilt feelings about spying on people in spirit form. Jeff Kolnikoff seems shy and fumbling, but his telekinetic ability is off the charts. And the eccentric, brilliant telepath, Callista Lee, can read people's thoughts as clearly as if they were speaking aloud.
And this time, they'll need all the skills they have. A man was poisoned at a wedding reception—but afterwards, the hundred guests, and even the bride and groom, all deny having the slightest idea who he is. Even the police are stumped about his identity. So can they catch a murderer when the victim is a complete cipher—before the killer decides to strike again?