The Hyperion Web (#2 in The Jack Crockett Series)
A fast-paced tale of intrigue, treachery, mayhem, gallantry and friendship.
Two master spies
.A one-eyed warrior
..An emerging artificial intelligence
…A mysterious hermit
….An unknown enemy
…..A city in ruins
…….A countdown to disaster
Washington, D.C. is in ruins, but no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. How can the government protect against an unseen enemy with unknown motives? In their hour of need, they turn to the one man who may be able to help them, a man who may have already unknowingly encountered the enemy.
Jack Crockett, former Special Forces legend, must find the enemy and stop them, but his initial attempts hit dead ends. He seeks advice from the mysterious Lazerus, but is nearly killed by forces manipulated by the enemy, Hyperion. They are everywhere and nowhere. Who are they and what do they want? And what else are they planning? Undeterred, Crockett pursues answers from one side of the country to the other, aided by a new companion, ex-marine Meriwether ‘Pico’ Lewis. Their queries lead them deep into a quagmire of institutional roadblocks and hidden dangers.
Back from Tahiti, Avery Jones is doing his best to get over the loss of the woman he knows as Lisa McShane. By order of the President, he is driving his team to make Project Sentinel operational in order to defend against Hyperion. Sentinel’s cyber core, Moses, is a remarkable achievement in artificial intelligence. But will Moses be enough to even the odds against their unseen foe? And how will the enemy counter Sentinel’s awakening?
The race is on to stop Hyperion before the enemy gets what it really wants. But what is that?
The Tahitian Tangle (#1 in The Jack Crockett Series)
A suspenseful thriller that’s a fun read, with interesting characters and elements of espionage, conspiracy, adventure and romance.
When elite CIA operative Justine Beckett is given the assignment to protect Avery Jones, a burned-out computer expert on vacation in Tahiti, she’s initially skeptical that the mission is worthy of her considerable skills. But Avery Jones is no ordinary software jock and the system he and his team have created, Sentinel, is vital to U.S. national security interests.
Justine must get close to Avery without him knowing she is not who she says she is or what her mission parameters are. Using her legendary wiles, she lures him in, keeping him safe from a secret organization that’s targeting him while keeping him distracted from her real purpose. But Avery and Justine have more in common than either of them realizes. And the more time they spend together, the more challenging it is for Justine to maintain her detachment.
Avery Jones believes he has met the woman of his dreams in a tropical paradise, but how much does he really know about her? And when she mysteriously disappears, what will he do?
This short novel is the first in a planned series of thrillers revolving around Jack Crockett and his associates. Crockett himself appears only briefly in The Tahitian Tangle but is a main character in the next book, The Hyperion Web.