These three books – two literary novels and one non-fiction treatise about extraterrestrial intelligence – are unique in too many ways to fully state here.
However, a brief description can serve as a guide to the quality of writing that a reader has the right to expect in all works of first-rate literature.
Neither UFOs-WHERE FROM HERE, HALFWAY TO DAYLIGHT, nor THE LOST MESSIAH will be exactly what you thought it would be. There are abundant surprises, twists of irony, and depths of emotions in these pages that cannot be fully imagined, depicted, or summarized on any book cover. These are not the kind of books you’d pick up at an airport for a brief peruse-through on a short flight. They are the works you will not take lightly, will want to re-read, and will never want to forget.
UFOs-WHERE FROM HERE is not just another sighting story. Rather it is a well-thought-out treatise, a meticulously researched discussion of the most mysterious and most fascinating secular subject of all humankind. Its main premise is simple and straightforward. Of the countless, credible sightings throughout our world of intelligence-created craft that cannot be of terrestrial origin, only one has to be authentic to conclusively establish that our solar system, specifically our planet, has indeed been visited by alien cosmic intelligence. In which case we of Planet Earth must confront realities we’ve long-since denied simply because we could not understand and did not want to accept that we are not alone. Our effective communication with this ultra-intelligence could be of infinite benefit to humankind. It could save our world from an imminent or gradual abyss. So why do we keep denying that non-hostile cosmic craft regularly fly our skies?
HALFWAY TO DAYLIGHT is a one-of-a-kind novel of early 20th Century Americana. It is about a people and a region that the Old Dominion State of Virginia has claimed only because it could not easily do otherwise. Hard-hitting, fast-moving, this work is at the same time regional and universal, as all the most telling human emotions, fears, and hopes are found in its pages. It opens in a place called The Wildcat, for it is in this valley like no other place imaginable during the 1930’s, that a scarred and ever-gutsy people with next-to-nothing, defied the worst of times and somehow survived against all odds. Many then left to try their luck in other parts of the world. Go with them to an orphan’s uncle in Pittsburgh, to the streets of old Savannah, to the oddest most unforgettable boardinghouse and grimiest streets of Akron, to the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and on to the trenches of World War I in 1918. Such a story could only conclude in a very special place like Scudlo. For Scudlo is the very heartbeat of this rugged almost forgotten, unwanted region of the Old Dominion.
THE LOST MESSIAH is richly detailed in the events, places, and actual people of its 2000 years-ago setting. Yet it is much more, cutting through an idyllic perspective to bring alive those human beings who, in their short lives, courageously found ways to cope with oppressively desperate circumstances. This novel first places you in the apartments and on the streets of Tiberian Rome, on a rebellious little ship with a Roman intelligence officer bound for underground contacts in Caesarea, then to Jerusalem for events of a crucifixion that affected humankind like no other ever known. The conclusion comes with a frantic ride to the sea while the ‘Shroud of Turin’ is on its way to Rome with the help of Pontius Pilate’s wife and a mysterious prisoner who has survived the Roman Governor’s dungeon.