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The Eighth Day

John York

September 2020 9780999387047


Ryker O’Brian is a talented young man returning home after three years of education and training in Washington, DC.  His great-great-grandfather, centenarian Wolf O’Brian, is bringing him home following a disastrous hearing conducted by the Interim Authority of Homeland Security.  Ryker returns to a joyous homecoming at the remarkable and mysterious compound known as Mind Meld, where he is reunited with his childhood friend, Cloe Wilson.  The young couple soon realize that they are in love, but the budding romance is immediately complicated by the extraordinary events that are about to unfold in an already troubled, near apocalyptic world.

Ryker and Cloe combine their unique talents to lead their small Southern California community in combating an invading army of marauders.  Johnny Yang and his agents from Homeland Security and their escort of US Marines, led by Major Charlie Redeagle, inconveniently show up to arrest Ryker’s great-great-grandfather, Wolf O’Brian right before the big battle, but they become unexpected allies in the upcoming struggle.  In the midst of the crisis, an extraordinary cosmic phenomenon occurs, resulting in an opening to other worlds through a rip in the space-time continuum.  The event will change the world, all worlds, forever.  The amazing heroes of this story are thrown together in an unlikely alliance, determined to help the nation rise from the ashes of a world near collapse.


The federal hearing in Washington, DC had not gone well. Wolf O’Brian was still perplexed by the committee chairman’s reaction to his testimony. The man was an officious, weaselly sort of character named McNutt. The fool was actually going to arrest him. “Can you imagine that?” he kept thinking to himself.

“Did you say something, Grandpa?” the young man sitting next to him asked.

“Hmmm? What? Oh I, I was thinking,” Wolf replied, still lost in his own thoughts.

“You’re upset about the Homeland Security hearing.”

“Yes. Yes, I’m quite upset,” Wolf said. “I offered to help, you know, with all of the problems people are enduring at this unfortunate time. The Lord knows everything’s a mess. It’s hard to imagine them not even willing to consider what it is we could do. We have so much to offer.”


"The Eighth Day by John York was a fun and very satisfying read for me. It is a good, modern science fiction story. The characters were well-developed and varied, easy to picture in my mind as I read. There was philosophical content, questions of right or wrong, some romance, some religion, some adventure and a story line that was very well written."  Amazon Reader

"Good read for fans of fantasy, sci fi, and new world order. The author incorporates both humor and thought provoking ideas about a higher power. I probably should read the first book in the series, but this one has encouraged me to go back and read that one too!" Amazon Reader