It can be relentless.....old age, a stalking lion, a vulgar little tumor.
It can be sudden, instantaneous; the head-on collision, the snap of the elevator cable, the rupture of a tiny blood vessel.
It may be at its worst when its approach is unseen. No preparation is possible. No chance for amends or prayers; no time for bargains with God.
So it came to Brian Baylor. A big-city man, street smart, NY/LA cool, a success, a young retiree with the woman of his dreams moving on to their secluded ranch in New Mexico.
But, the high desert holds dangers that nullify street smarts. Seemingly senseless challenges can trump success.
As idyllic visions give way to reality, as unforeseen forces make themselves manifest, Brian is caught up with people from whom he has no effective defense. An entire lifetime of being the baddest dude in the Valley provides him no bulwark against the denizens of this new landscape.
There is no bluffing at this table. Everyone raises the stakes, and by the time that you realize you're up against pros, it may be too late.
Approaching Loss is about a man in over his head, fighting for understanding and his very survival.
Sit down and fasten your seatbelt. Its gonna be a bumpy ride.
Steve Marvin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with CeCe, Precious and Gracie.....all of whom make life joyous, while only one of whom is a bi-ped.
Welcome to Emaneska.
The Emaneska Series Bundle contains:
Dead Stars - Part One
Dead Stars - Part Two
"There are certain twists that will surprise the reader by genuinely coming out of the left field." – Fantasy Book Critic (Review of The Written)
"Galley's imagination is a truly beautiful thing. The plot here is rich and intricate, and the characters are a delight... I believe Mr Galley may well be one to watch." – Fantasy Bytes (Review of Pale Kings)
"If you love fantasy, action, intrigue, magic and all that goes with it then you need to read this book. There are characters you will love, ones you will hate and there will be a new revelation on each page." – The Book Geek (Review of The Written)
"Ben Galley is not yet as good an author as Gemmell but the thing that I find exciting is that I honestly think that he could be." – Fantasy Book Review (Review of The Written)
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“One of the best in the series.” –Booklist (Starred Review)
To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.
Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.
Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists—led by Alexander Graham Bell—to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.
Yet nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror— dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones—is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America’s front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher the deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.
With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading—adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.
Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma’s greatest enemy—the newly resurrected Guild—even it if means sacrificing one of his own.