Twenty-something years ago, I was an X-Files addict. I’d seen a few things I couldn’t explain, as had my father. I’d visited with UFO investigator extraordinaire, Raymond Fowler, who attended my childhood church, and I eventually became a member of MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network) as a “UFO Investigator…in Training”. I eventually left MUFON, disillusioned after realizing that every “investigation” pointed to aliens when there was no actual evidence of such a thing.
But I never lost my fascination with the subject. Aliens have appeared in a number of my novels (Beneath, Raising the Past, The Nemesis Saga, and The Distance) and the grays showed up as Nephilim in The Last Hunter series. Despite all that, and my history, I’ve never written a novel directly addressing the UFO phenomenon. Well, today, that changes.
When I started writing The Others, I went in with no preconceived notions about what conclusions I’d draw, where the story would take the characters (aside from the 37th parallel), or what kind of insanity my imagination would conjure.
I followed the evidence alongside my characters, going where the research pulled me, and I think the result is a unique take on the UFO phenomenon, a fast-paced mystery, and some of my new favorite characters (you’re going to love Wini).
*AUDIOBOOK FANS – The audiobook will be out about a week from today (give or take a few days)! Huzzah!
Dan Delgado is a private investigator. When it comes to finding cheating spouses, corporate thieves, or run-away teenagers, he’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl.By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. The circumstances are strange, but when a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive, Delgado is convinced there is more going on than a simple kidnapping.
Joined by his wise-cracking elderly assistant, a gun-toting pastor, and a UFO enthusiast Uber driver, Delgado follows the clues west, to Colorado City, a town cleaved in two by the 37th parallel, also known as the UFO Highway. In a town infamous for fundamentalist Mormon cult activity, they uncover evidence of a massive child-trafficking ring, whose ringleaders might not be human.
Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups. While they hunt for answers, they’re pursued across the Southwest by high-tech mercs, brainwashed cults, and beings whose true identity has been concealed since 1947.