SECTOR 64: Ambush, by Dean M. Cole
510 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 36 reviews
**Huffington Post - IndieReader Best of 2014**
Ever wonder what would happen to present-day Earth if a friendly alien race took humanity under its wing? What happens when their enemy becomes ours? X-Files meet Independence Day when incredible events thrust Air Force Captains Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick into a decades-long global conspiracy to integrate humanity into a galactic government. However, as Jake finishes indoctrination into the program, it renders present-day Earth a disposable pawn in a galactic civil war. Unknown aliens with a dark secret raid the planet. Within and even below Washington DC, Captain Giard and two wingmen fight through a post-apocalyptic hell, struggling to comprehend the enigmatic aftermath of the first attack. On the West Coast, Sandy's squadron smashes against the invading aliens. Thrown to ground, Captain Fitzpatrick wades through blazing infernos and demented looters in a desperate attempt to save her family. Finally, with the fate of the world in the balance, both captains must take the battle to the enemy--humanity's very survival hanging on their success.
Meet the Author
Author, world traveler, and commercial helicopter pilot, Dean M. Cole writes from locales as remote as Equatorial Guinea and as romantic as Paris's Champs-Elysées with his trusty sidekick and beautiful wife, Donna Marsh Cole. A combat veteran, he flew Apache Attack Helicopters in the US Army's First Cavalry Division.
License to kill revoked by the government, he traded in his attack helicopter for one of the transport ilk. When not weaving tales of alien apocalypse and redemption, he spends his days flying terrestrial aliens in IFOs (Identified Flying Objects) known as helicopters. No longer authorized to dispatch aliens he settles for dropping them off at oil rigs around the globe.
On the six months of time-off his paying job affords, author, biker, and fellow Sci-Fi geek Dean M. Cole travels with his wife, builds airplanes and custom choppers, and writes his next tale of the apocalypse.
With a passion for physics and a belief that there's more we don't know than we do, Dean efforts to anchor his science fiction in the possible. However, when needed he employs extra dimensions and HQT (Heims Quantum Theory) to leverage the gaps in our physics knowledge to wield his literary wand—shattering relativistic speed limits (and allowing him to sleep at night).