Where do you think we are?
By James S. Parker
On December 5th, 1945 a squadron of planes flying near the Bermuda Triangle simply disappeared. One minute they were there and then the next they had vanished into the ether. Other equally strange occurrences have happened through the years in that area. Most of them have never been fully explained, if at all. But what if there is a grand plan behind it all?
Master storyteller, James S, Parker delves into that possibility in the first of a trilogy of sci-fi adventure books. Infinity’s Gateway, due out on Morgan James Books in January of 2021, takes the reader on a white knuckle adventure ride straight into the unknown.
The story begins in 1945 and then jumps ahead to present time, the pentagon, and a startling event that occurs roughly 125 miles off the east coast of Florida. Documented and photographed by our satellites, the whole event only lasts for a few minutes. However, the pentagon cannot determine what it was. The event does not appear to be a natural phenomenon, and the amount of energy it radiated is multiples beyond the capabilities of anyone on earth. This cannot be ignored and it is decided to have it quietly investigated.
The USS Eclipse, along with Commander Brett Colton and heroine Captain Casey Garrett, is tasked with the investigation. The Eclipse, a completely refurbished WWII destroyer, is known as being an oceanographic research vessel. In reality, it is equipped with the most cutting-edge technology available; more so than any other ship in U.S. Navy. It’s most unique feature is Argos, a one of a kind, super-powered computer system with advanced AI capabilities. Unfortunately, after weeks at sea, they cannot find a thing. It is decided that after one more week, if nothing is found, the mission will be scrubbed.
The line had gone dead and Admiral Fairfax slammed down the receiver. Springing up from his desk he took off to join Captain Ramirez, his mind racing, trying to grasp all the implications around what was happening to the Eclipse. As he ran down the hall he prayed that this was not the start of another war.
Then, the unthinkable happens and the Eclipse and the reader are transported into another dimension filled with long-ago extinct animals and futuristic flying machines and medicinal miracles.
Every now and then author James S. Parker has a vision. And, when he does, he sees people and places off in the misty distance. Sometimes these visions are futuristic and filled with danger. Most often they are mystical, with good and evil and a cast of characters who beautifully represent both.
Lieutenant Tanner and five Marines were standing by, ready to take Colton and Father Ryan over to the beach. The egg-shaped craft had stayed in place, hovering above them. Hatfield kept a close eye on his monitors, constantly scanning for the creatures that had come at them before. He gave them the all clear. Like the last time, the light from the craft had chased all of the marine life away from them.
“If they catch on to what you’re doing,” said Garrett, “they’ll never let you go.”
It ends, as all great mysteries do, with a stunning cliffhanger.