Hello awesome readers. Today I am excited to share this new release, The Xeno Manifesto by debut author Brysen Mann. This psychological thriller is the first in a trilogy. Read more about the book and enjoy an excerpt below!
Deputy Frank Smirnov wants a peaceful life but fate has chosen a different path. He could never have imagined a course that not only gives him insight to his past but to the true origins of the human race.
NSA Agent Zachariah Allmass’ job is to eliminate those who know too much, and those “Beings” with powers untold that have elected to remain hidden for all these millenniums, now possess evidence he needs for his true employer, the Committee.
But Allmass has an agenda of his own. Meanwhile, Roman Petrov is a violent man who puts his retirement on temporary hiatus after being left with collateral damage that leaves him no choice but to eliminate the “thorn in his side”.
When these men’s worlds collide, secrets that were never meant to be exposed will shake the very foundation of mankind’s existence.
They weave their way through the trees for a half hour when they notice the woods have gone silent. They stop…there’s not a sound…it’s getting creepy. Then…the snap of branches echo in the eerie silence of the night and suddenly…the sounds of stones falling near them. Something is tossing rocks in their direction. More branches breaking and Bo is barking and going crazy. They turn on their flashlights illuminating the trees and bushes…the sounds of snapping wood continue and they can now see small rocks being thrown in their direction.
“Hey…who’s out there?” Frank yells wishing he had his weapon.
“Maybe we should head back to camp?” Adam asks nervously.
The noise of another branch breaks, a rock falls close to their feet, and Bo yelps at something out in the dark.
“Let’s get out of here.” Frank pushes Adam in the direction of their tent.
They run, almost stumbling along the way; they both lose their flashlights, knocked out of their grasps as they try to dodge trees and small branches whip their faces as they try to find the light of their camp fire. They are closer than they thought and must have been wandering in a circle.
They’re both panting for air when they get there. They look at one another and start laughing.
“Holy cow, that scared the crap out of me,” Adam says between breaths.
Frank hates to admit it, but he’s feeling the same way.
Bo starts barking again and the loud snap of a branch breaking can be heard…the sound is close. A larger stone hits the ground and rolls toward the fire pit. Bo is going nuts, sounds of twigs crunching under footsteps…nearer now.
Then…a figure emerges from the black of the night into the light of their fire.
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At what point, in a person’s life, do you say enough is enough?
For me, that time has come.
I am at a juncture in my life where I can’t keep it locked inside anymore.
I mean when will it end?
What price will have to be paid?
There is too much at stake. I, for one, have to speak out but will anyone listen?
Things are not what they appear. The veil that hides these secrets has to be lifted and let those that wish, read what is written and then give consideration to the plausibility of this saga.
This is all I can offer and hope for. The rest is up to you. It is time for you, the reader, to be judge and jury. But you must know, my tale does not end here… there is more to be revealed.