Future Possible: The Phoenix Rebellion
In the early years of the 21st Century, a race of aliens known as the Areth come to Earth with claims of being our ancestors, and they want to be our benefactors. They look like us. They speak like us. On every biological level, they are us. They make promises of Utopia on Earth, to cure our diseases, to wipe out poverty and inequality, and to share with us scientific advancements we haven't begun to imagine.
Desperate for a better world, a better life, we fall for it.
There are a small portion of Earth's people who don't believe the promises of perfection. They are Phoenix, a dissident group of rebels determined to find the truth and expose the Areth for who they truly are. Whatever that truth may be.
Now, mid-century, Phoenix is a global organization with operatives in every part of society from medicine to government to science. They are close now to the truth. So close, the Areth want them stopped.
Book One: Revolution
Decades have passed since Earth changed after first contact with their 'alien benefactors,' and the Areth have now infiltrated every part of Earth society: government, medicine, science, even religion. Some say the Areth are our salvation, others say they are our doom. Phoenix exists as a global rebellion to seek out and bring to light the truth behind their Utopian claims.
Retired Earth Force Colonel Nicholas Tanner doesn't care. He gave up caring years ago. More than once the Areth have cost him everything he loves and holds dear. His wife. His son. Even his second chance.
Then Doctor Caitlin Montgomery, the woman he has never been able to forget, finds him in his solitude and changes everything.
His son Michael – the child he was told died at birth twenty-five years before – is alive, is a prisoner, and needs him. Nick will do whatever it takes to bring Michael home. He'll lay down his life, if that's the cost.
Now, he cares. And if he ever finds the Areth that stole his son from him, she'll pay.
Book Two: Outcasts
Victor turned his back on everything he knew – everything he thought he was as an Areth – to help Michael Tanner be free from his lifelong tormentors. Now, Victor is at the mercy of Phoenix and their mission to be free of the very enemy Victor represents.
Something dark haunts Victor, threatening to steal his sanity. Turning his own mind against him to steal his life. He doesn't understand it, has no name for it. He only knows the malicious darkness in his mind he calls his demon wants him dead for his treachery in helping the Humans. Only in Beverly Surimoto's tender touch does he find some fraction of peace. How much can he take from her before it's too much? How much before she realizes the monster he is and turns him away?
Beverly grew up in the world of Phoenix,. To be associated so closely with the enemy could undermine her authority and perhaps everything Phoenix has built, but she senses deception like some smell flowers. There is no deception in Victor. Only confusion and fear. Phoenix exists to end fear; how can she deny him safe haven? Even when he wears the name of the enemy?
Book Three: Gaining Ground
Doctor Lilly Quinn thought she lost her husband Jace in the mission that brought Michael Tanner home. The mission that set into motion the revelation of the Areth's true face. She had reconciled herself with raising their baby alone.
But miracles still happen and somehow Jace is back... at least his body is, though weak and brutalized. His heart, his mind, is still trapped somewhere in the darkness of an enemy prison. He has no memory of who he is, what Phoenix is, or why he went AWOL from Earth Force to join, what his mission was the night he was captured, and worst of all he has no memory of his wife.
Somehow Lilly has to find a way to awaken his heart again.
All the while their oppressors breath hot and angry down Phoenix's neck… waiting to wipe them out along with the rest of the human race. The enemy is at the gate, and it is time for Phoenix to prepare for battle. Revelations, mindboggling truths, and surprise allies clash together to set Earth on the road to destruction or salvation. No one knows what is to come.
Book Four: End Game
Colonel Nick Tanner set out months ago from Earth to find the Umani, Earth's only hope for salvation. Reaching the planet known as Raxo brought revelations he still cannot wrap his head around, and now he's on his way home. Things aren't the same. Not by a long shot.
Michael Tanner has struggled since his rescue from his lifelong prison in New Mexico to find his place in his new world. He still questions his past, his existence, and the man he is becoming. He has also found a kind of love like no other – a father's love. His childhood was nothing but pain. Can he be a good father?
Jacqueline Anderson challenges him, moves him, confuses him. She wants more from him, more than he knows how to give. She wants to understand the haunting shadows behind his eyes… wants to understand the scars that mark his body.
The battle to survive comes to a crescendo, and Michael will finally discover the man he is meant to be. The enemy is now clear, and there is no turning back. It's time to take back Earth. There is no other choice.