You may wish to consider reading this novel if for no other reason than the fact that its story keeps getting more real each day.

This confluence of events is eerily reminiscent of a true situation that I found myself in over forty years ago when I was a young ocean research engineer. In that case, I was visited by four huge men dressed in black suits who apparently were not amused about a memo that I had written the previous day. They demanded and took away the drafts, materials and drawings that I used to prepare my memo on the basis that I was not cleared to read — my own memo. I never saw that memo again.

Written in 1991, this book describes the following:

First, there was the Russian spy ring that was uncanny in the way they hid in plain view for decades, just like the fictional spies in my novel written over twenty years ago (and released on Amazon in response to the news in 2010, with excerpts having been published at http://scribd.com/PhilC68 starting in May 2009).

Second, my novel is about large mysterious objects accidentally discovered deep in the ocean. Recently, Swedish explorers recently found such an object deep in the Baltic Sea.

And now comes word of a third amazing life imitates art incident.

As readers of my novel are aware, the principal character is a member of a super secret governmental agency called CSAC which draws its forces from the most elite military forces in the nation. The charter for CSAC is to do the things that other agencies of the government cannot or will not do. Its agents have the power to terminate situations with extreme prejudice. One of CSAC’s primary missions is to deal with the mysterious objects in the ocean. Fiction, right?

Think again. The Washington Post reported recently that there is a super secret force comprised of personnel drawn from the most elite military forces. Its mission is to do the things that other agencies like the CIA cannot or will not do. The members of this super secret agency can terminate situations with extreme prejudice. It’s name? JSOC. See, http://wapo.st/RealJSOC

JSOC > CSAC? Coincidence? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.



A very realistic science fiction thriller about the accidental discovery of mysterious, but mute, objects in the ocean in 1967 and what happened when they woke up in 1993 and began sending signals to outer space. Mike, pulled back into a clandestine agency to finish the job he began over twenty-three years ago as a. navy ensign, is strangely attacked by gangs of what look like ordinary Americans. Attacks he can handle, but he is shaken when he learns that a revered friend has died. Will the death of Mike’s friend mean that the secret of these mysterious objects will be locked forever in the dark ocean bottom?


This book is so realistic that readers often finish the book wondering, “if this story might not be fiction at all, but something very real and very disturbing.”

Strongly recommended by noted U.S. book critic Alan Caruba, who says, “If you read just one novel in 2011, make it Falling Star.”

Falling Star 45 four and five star reviews on Amazon US and UK. 98,250+ words, 354 pages. Falling Star is 99¢ through the holidays.



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