65 Below

Winlock Press
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 A nearly forgotten bunker in the frozen wastes of Alaska is hiding a weapon that could end the world. And only Marcus Johnson and his team can keep it from falling into the worst possible hands

Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus “Mojo” Johnson – returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after twenty years of chasing bad men – enlists an elite team of combat veterans and personal friends to intercept the enemy before it releases a decades-old secret that can’t be destroy and was never meant to be found. And it all plays out in the brutal, beautiful Alaskan wilderness, in sub-zero temperatures where human flesh freezes in mere minutes.

The chase is on, and only Mojo and his allies can stop the apocalypse before it begins.

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About the author

 Basil Sands doesn’t just write stories; he’s lived a lot of what they contain. The backdrop for his writing started with his birth in rural interior Alaska and his school years among the Ohio cornfields, where he wished to be anywhere else as long as it was exciting. He has lived in Alaska, San Diego, DC, Baltimore, and Ohio. He tried a career in the Marines. After injuries sent him home early he worked at the NSA, owned a computer shop, was a carpenter, farmer, actor, lumberjack, voice actor, EMT, network admin, helpdesk supervisor, Boy Scout leader, IT trainer, radio talk host, and youth minister, and was a sergeant in the Alaska Defense Force Coastal Scouts. 

Until a ski injury in 2008, Sands was an avid weight lifter and could bench press 420 lbs. Now he's limited to a bit on the elliptical machine each day, as well as hefting his laptop and an occasional pint of Guinness.

He lives in Anchorage, Alaska with his wife and sons.
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Publisher
Winlock Press
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Published on
Oct 11, 2016
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Pages
292
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ISBN
9781682613290
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / War & Military
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