recent heinous acts by Islamic extremists and
renewed tensions in Israel have put the world
on notice to a new reality where terrorist
danger in everyday life is to be vigilantly
anticipated. Americans no longer live the life
of ‘Camelot’ in comfortable isolation.
No longer can we view tensions in other places – particularly
the Middle East – with safe detachment.
KEEPERS OF THE FIELD details the frightening,
but inevitable, alliance of extremist Jihadists
with the wounded (economically) Russian Bear.
But KEEPERS introduces another seemingly unrelated
element into the mix, known as the UFO phenomenon.
Not a fictitious, sensational fabrication, but
a sober presentation based on years of UFO research,
and evidences as reported by millions of credible
witnesses from every nation and walk of life,
including notable celebrities and American Presidents.
This is an unorthodox but serious work – in
the “left behind” vein – with
a rational theme, in spite of orchestrated misconceptions
about UFOs to the contrary. It is the author’s
desire to shed new light on the purpose and intensions
of our “celestial visitors” through
novel form, and to acknowledge their concern
with, and sometimes direct intervention in, catastrophic
events such as happened at the World Trade Center.
The main character is a space shuttle pilot who
is asked to command a secretive flight of America's
newest SSTO (single-stage-to-orbit space shuttle)
to the International Space Station where the
U.S. President and his military advisors intend
to arm an experimental, and highly classified,
defensive laser in response to troop mobilizations
in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Because
America is no longer able to respond on two fronts
simultaneously, the true danger lies in the temptation
to use the device as an offensive weapon, which
risks almost certain escalation to all-out nuclear
Integral to the plot is the life style and adventures
of an Arab Pakistani youngster in Persia (Iran)
who’s uncle is an agent for the West in
the midst of a massive mobilization by an Islamic
league of nations. The I.C. (Islamic Confederation)
is led by a charismatic Ayatollah who claims
to be the Twelfth Imam, known as the Mahdi, or “God-guided
One,” as prophesied in both Sunni and Shia
Muslim texts for centuries. The coalescing Mahdi – Savior
of Islam – is bent on a final assault (or
Grand Jihad) on the nation of Israel. He has
allied and armed his ragtag military forces with
the help of Russian hard-liners who have taken
over in their nation, now known as the Union
of Sovereign Social-democratic Republics, or
Sovereign Union in short.
The Mahdi, Sayyid Majid Muhammad bin Abu-Qasim,
is unaware that his alliance with Russia (the
Sovereign Union) will lead to his destruction,
as the Sovereign President intends to use the
Islamic advance forces in Syria as human shields
for his own delusional scheme of global domination.
The risk to the United States comes from both
factions, as well as from its own blundering
Commander in Chief. Only the unexpected intervention
from outside the worldly realm, as prophesied
in many ancient manuscripts – not the least
among them: the Holy Bible – prevents the
total nuclear annihilation of the planet. The
story is prudently interspersed with quotes from
these credible sources from antiquity, but never
succumbs to a “preachy” delivery.
On the contrary, the focus remains on the main
character’s frailties and archs.
The style is Tom Clancy-like…well-researched
and technically accurate…although it includes
elements of the paranormal, perhaps akin to certain
aspects of the X-files. However, with feet firmly
planted on the ground, the message is clear.
We live in a time of escalating danger brought
on by the folly of world political leaders and
misguided pronunciations from “progressive
recidivists” around the planet. But fear
not. Look up. For we are not alone in our plight.
The Keepers are watching and awaiting their marching