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Solar Warden Book Four - Skinwalker by Peter Fuller is a Summertime Books Event pick #militarysciencefiction #scifi #sciencefiction #summertime #giveaway



Title:

Solar Warden Book Four - Skinwalker

 

Author:

Peter Fuller

 

Genre:

Military Science Fiction

 

Book Blurb:

 

You’ve heard the expression, this is the stuff of nightmares …

 

You have no idea.

 

The reptilians, the grays and their overlords have had enough with the humans. Their plans and agenda have been forestalled, and now they must go to extreme measures to get back on their timetable.

 

The Solar Warden team is targeted like never before. New, almost invulnerable enemy craft create dangerous challenges across the fleet with deadly results. A new alien threat, just as impervious and wickedly devious, sets its sights on Scarecrow and anyone who gets in its way–friends and loved ones are not immune. Nothing in the Solar Warden arsenal can defend against this new, supernatural threat. Scarecrow and his comrades must hope they can enlist the aid of a supernatural ally of their own in time.

 

Book Four is a scare-fest that will have you checking under your bed and in your closet for monsters too hideous and evil to describe. There’s only one way for the Solar Warden team to confront this new threat, and they watch their comrades succumb one by one to its diabolical assaults while searching for a means to neutralize it. Time is running out …

 

Excerpt:

 

            Hutch burst through the hatch to Nautilus’ engine room with Mitchel, Vickers and their teams hot on his six. Their expressions were a mixture of fear and desperation, their movements, frantic.

 

            “Spread out!” Hutch shouted as he motioned with his arms while the group approached the massive MFD array. “We don’t know how much time we have, and this bomb could be anywhere.”

 

            The black gang was startled by the invasion of security officers and Red Boots. All work ground to a halt as they turned and peered at the group.

 

            “What’s goin’ on, CAG?” the Cheng (chief engineer) shouted across the chamber as he approached Hutch.

 

            “Did the Admiral come in here a short time ago, Cheng?”

 

            “Yeah, ‘bout 20 minutes ago. He was carrying a case–”

 

            “Did you see where he went?”

 

            “He walked behind the MFD, over there.” The Cheng motioned to the starboard side of the huge toroid, near one of the rear gyroscopes. “I was busy with a power transfer module, and the admiral ordered me to ignore him. I didn’t notice what he did.” The Cheng’s voice increased in intensity and volume as Hutch and several of his group rushed over to where the chief engineer had indicated.

 

            “What’s this all about, Hutch?” the Cheng shouted across the expanse as several of his gang converged around him with perplexed expressions.

 

            “Found it!” one of Vickers’ Red Boots shouted.

 

            Like a swarm of flies to honey, the searchers gathered around the Marine as he crouched down to examine the ordnance. Hutch, Vickers and Mitchel elbowed their way to the front of the group.

 

            “The fuse has a motion sensor,” the Marine said, his voice cautious. “If we try to move it, it’ll detonate.”

 

            “Just over three minutes,” another Marine said as he pointed to the timer.

 

            “Even if we could move it, that’s not enough time to get it to the transporter room,” Hutch said. He stood and glanced around him, his mind reeling as he attempted to think of a solution.

 

            “What are we going to do?” one of Mitchel’s men asked with a nervous air.

 

            The chamber went silent for a moment, while the entire team held their breath, their minds reeling as each of them struggled to conjure a solution.

 

            “I’ve got it!” one of the Red Boots said. Everyone started at the unexpected outburst.

 

            “We can use this.” He produced an emergency medical transporter. “We’ve already re-configured it to transport the skinwalker off the ship. We use it on the bomb instead.”

 

            “Then what are we going to use on the skinwalker?” someone else asked.

 

            “We just re-configure another one.”

 

            “We won’t have to,” Hutch said. “That snakehead crony has probably already transported off Nautilus. It’s not going to hang around while this thing goes off.”

 

            The CAG turned and tapped his comm.

 

            “Nautilus Command, CAG. We have a bomb onboard. I say again, we have a bomb onboard Nautilus. It’s set to blow in less than three minutes. We can get it off the Boat, but it will be too close to us, and it’ll still be inside Nautilus’ shield canopy. When we extract it, I need the helm to jump us to FTL, and put us on the far side of the moon. Confirm, over.”

 

            The comm was silent for a moment.

 

            “CAG, Nautilus Command. Transferring you to the XO, over.”

 

            “No! There isn’t ti–”

 

            “CAG, XO. What is your situation, over?”

 

            “We have a bomb onboard. It’s strapped to the primary MFD and its going to blow, in …” He glanced down at the timer. “Two minutes. We can transport it off Nautilus, but we can’t get it far enough away. When we’ve transported it off, order the helm to FTL to the far side of the moon. To a safe distance. Confirm, over.”

 

            “CAG, XO. Say again. You have a bomb–?”

 

            “Dammit, Franks! If this bomb detonates inside the Boat, it’ll tear Nautilus in half! Now when I give the word, FTL to the far side of moon. Confirm, over.”

 

            Silence once more.

 

            “Sir …” The Marine stared at Hutch with concern, his hand holding the emergency medical transporter as it hovered inches above the ordnance, ready to attach it. “Let’s just get this damned thing off the ship, and deal with the XO after.”

 

            “Yeah, but if we don’t FTL far enough away, it’ll still blow a hole in the side of Nautilus the size of a TR-3B,” someone else said.

 

            “Do it!” another replied.

 

            As the Marine snapped the device onto the side of the bomb, everyone watched it vanish while Hutch leaned into his comm once more.

 

            “XO, CAG. Execute FTL now. The bomb is off Nautilus. I say again, get us the hell out of here. We have less than a minute. Execute FTL now. Confirm. Over!”

 

            Seconds ticked away as everyone held their breath, waiting for Franks to respond. Hutch was just about to repeat his command, when …

 

            “CAG, XO. Roger that. Engaging FTL now, over.”

 

            The MFD spun up and released a loud hum as Nautilus jumped to FTL, but it was only for a moment. As suddenly as it had engaged, it went inert once more.

 

            Everyone present released a collective sigh of relief, and some patted each other on the back.

 

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

 

Ever wanted to travel in a starship and visit a base on the moon or Mars while on your way to the edge of the solar system? Ever wanted to fly a space fighter and engage in combat with alien squadrons?

 

Ever wanted to serve in a space program like Star Trek’s Federation or Star Wars’ Rebel Alliance? Both are unobtainable, since they are 300 years in the future or in a galaxy far, far away.

 

Not so with Solar Warden. The story takes place in the here and now. The secret space program exists today, and you can enlist. This is not President Trump’s new Space Force–Solar Warden has been operational for over 40 years, protecting earth from alien attack.

 

Open the pages of Solar Warden and step into a world that is the future today. 

 

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Runs June 25 – July 4, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on July 5, 2024.

 

Author Biography:

 

Award-winning author Peter Fuller worked in the Military History Department of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for eight years. He has studied military history for decades, written numerous articles and lectured at major museums and universities on the subject of military history. He has also been a regular panelist at NORWESCON since 2017. He has studied the UFO phenomenon since grade school. He is a member of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and has had a few "close encounters" of his own. Most recently, he interviewed the son of a United States military officer about his late father's work on several special access projects for the secret space program.

 

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Jun 27

Thank you, Peter, for sharing your book in our Summertime Books Bookish Event!

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