Extraction Point! eARC

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Travis S. "Doc" Taylor, best-selling science and science fiction author of the Warp Speed series, the Tau Ceti series, co-author of the first book in the Cresperian Saga, Human By Choice, and co-author of the Looking Glass series with John Ringo; and Stephanie Osborn, best-selling co-author of books two and three of the Cresperian Saga The Y Factor and The Cresperian Alliance, and the science fiction mystery Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, are collaborating on the first novel in the Point series, Extraction Point!, for Twilight Times Books.

Brilliant scientist and government operative Dr. Reagan "Ray" Brady is a man with a shadowed, and painful, past. He should be dead. In fact, the man he was IS "dead," and the identity he now has is not the one with which he was born. Were it not for two faithful friends, now dubbed Jay and Ernie, all three men would truly be dead.

Instead, Ray has what he considers the perfect life: the three now work for an ultra-secret division of the Department of Homeland Security, on the lookout for invasion by rather unique sorts of illegal aliens - "Santa Clauses," or extraterrestrials, and "Easter Bunnies," or time travelers. This team includes not only Ray, but his wife and team leader, Samantha Brady. The team's "mascot" is their one year old daughter, Abigail.

Things couldn't be any more perfect for Ray - until a mysterious man shows up, leaving several dead men in his wake. When Ray's team confronts the man in the Big Apple, Ray is nearly beaten to a pulp, then watches as the man leaps from the roof of a ten story building - and vanishes in mid-air. Meanwhile, Samantha is watching video from the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and seconds after his disappearance from NYC, sees the same man saunter calmly in for a full guided tour of the facility. A genetic scientist, whose work is on the cutting edge of research, disappears from his locked office. And large quantities of gold and other items are being stolen from within bank vaults and other secure facilities around the world. Most disturbing is the missing fissile material from Oak Ridge.

Who is this man? Why does his image show up through three centuries of Earth's history? How do he and his men manage to travel seemingly instantaneously? What does he intend to do with all of the stolen wealth and dangerous material he has amassed? And can Ray and his team stop him before Ray loses everything he now holds dear?

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Extraction Point

I recently downloaded Extraction Point and pretty much read it in one night! Enjoyed the direction of the storyline and the science used to make it believable. Co-Authored with Stephanie Osborn the writing style has a Buckaroo Banzai'ish flavor to it with lots of hints to an interesting back story (prequel book maybe someday?). Fast paced and a little "B" science fictiony! And, as always with Doc, nice and heavy on the Science!
The hero, Ray Reagan scientist extraordinaire, is very smart & tough enough to make a great punching bag for the bad guys! And, short of dying, too dumb to quit! The perfect hero!
The romance/sex interaction between Ray and his wife Sam is a bit gooey for my taste and doesn't add much to the story but does establish Ray's family man motivation.
The "Bad Guy" was great! Misunderstood/wronged genuis gone nutso and become homicidally focused on saving the world from an unknown alien invasion.... Even if it means killing everyone on the planet with really big bombs to do it!
Regardles of the genre of a book, it's an author's ability to tell a story that makes them worth reading. Doc could write a phone book and I'd buy it to read. He's that great of a story teller and well worth reading either by himself or with a co-author.

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Seconds after his disappearance from NYC, sees the same man saunter calmly in for a full guided tour of the facility. A genetic scientist, whose work is on the cutting edge of research, disappears from his locked office. And large quantities of gold and other items are being stolen from within bank vaults and other secure facilities around the world. Most disturbing is the missing fissile material from Oak Ridge.

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