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
“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
“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.”
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
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!"