(formerly published as Shimmer In The Dark )
“a masterful blend of high tech,
esoteric knowledge, paranormal phenomena, and government conspiracies along
with a generous dose of Erich von Däniken’s
“ancient alien” theory.”
Marcha Fox, Author of Star Trails Tetralogy
One man. Two worlds.
The chains of command only stretch so far.
He’s a conduit to alien invasion. A security threat. To the same country he swore to defend from its enemies, both foreign and domestic. Hard to tell the difference when his growing powers unleash an ancient truth. Time to go rogue.
“This man isn’t the exclusive property of the US any longer. He is answerable to the world.” How far can one man travel to preserve a world that has turned on him?
On Earth, Niall’s growing psychic abilities have attracted unwanted attention, exposing his family to danger. A rescue attempt results in catastrophe. His secret is out and his life shattered. Then, with alien invasion a real threat, the US government designates him a security risk as a secret political conspiracy seeks to control both him and this first contact with extra-terrestrials.
Niall is torn, between protecting his loved ones, saving an alien race, and his duty to Earth, but when history opens his eyes to the full potential of his latent powers, he finally confronts the disturbing scale of his dilemma.
It’s time to go rogue. The mission? Human survival.
Under threat of exposure, a potential one-man weapon of mass destruction, Niall and his family are forced back into hiding. Struggling to protect his wife and children, honor his oath to God and country, Kearey discovers he’s attracted the attention of a devourer of worlds – the legendary Balor – an enemy so powerful it enslaves or destroys everyone in its path.
The world needs Niall Kearey and his abilities, but the shady politics and dirty maneuverings of Earth’s power-brokers have tied his hands. Shackled by the unceasing suspicion and assaults on his liberty, Niall desperately seeks a means to protect planet Earth against the ancient predator hunting him down. Whether Balor’s purpose is Apocalypse or invasion, the threat escalates as Niall realizes the answer to the future lies in the past—his past.
"Ceri London has written, in “Shimmer In The Dark: Rogue Genesis” one
of the most powerful science fiction novels I have read since “Dune”.
"Well, actually, it is better than “Dune”. More creative, with a wider
range and depth of reality, that is approachable to all readers." "This
is, without doubt, a science fiction novel, but it also has strong ties
to military-political intrigue in the present day which grounds the
novel in a level of believability even when the "fiction" portion of the
science asks you to stretch your mind into new levels of belief."
— L. Cooper (soireadthisbooktoday.com) http://soireadthisbooktoday.com/2013/07/21/review-shimmer-in-the-dark-rogue-genesis-by-ceri-london/
"a complex, highly intelligent and competently written Science Fiction / fantasy thriller." "The concept of time folds, time warps, astral travel or whatever phrase you would like to use for this double existence is highly original, fascinating and certainly unique. It made the story stand out from others in the genre just for that." Christoph Fischer, Author http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/shimmer-in-the-dark-rogue-genesis-by-ceri-london-review-intervi...
"I tend to separate my science fiction into two categories. In some SFF, the science part is just a story element used as a setting or a device to keep the plot moving forward. Then there are the tales where the science is integral to the story, almost like another main character.
Rogue Genesis is the latter, the kind
of science fiction where I found myself googling terms like “geo-magnetic flux”
and “ley lines” in my spare time. But
lest you be frightened away by the science, fear not, good reader! The story of
Major Niall Kearey, USAF, is a great read with lots of well-developed
characters and military-political intrigue."
— David Bruns, SFF Author http://davidbruns.com/2014/03/rogue-genesis/
"As a science fiction fan and author myself I absolutely love Ceri
London’s work. Her characters are convincing, exciting and charismatic
which, combined with her ability to create a complex mix of science,
technology, government intrigue, the military mindset and esoteric
subjects, results in a masterful blend of high-powered science fiction.
Her “Shimmer in the Dark” series possesses all the suspense and intrigue
of my old-time favorite author, Michael Crighton, clearly the stuff
that best sellers are made of."
Marcha Fox, SF Author https://marcha2014.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/a-glimpse-into-the-science-fictiontechno-thriller-world-...