When former FBI agent William Harrison begins receiving mysterious postcards with the signature “Echo Tango,” he’s alerted to a cover-up beyond anything he ever thought possible. His informant turns out to be a guilt-ridden ex-operative in the Saint Mary Project, an ultra-secret program engaged in alien contact. The organization is wiping out loose ends, and Echo Tango thinks Harrison is the man he needs to stop it.
Thanks to a gunshot wound suffered in an attempt to thwart an armed robbery, the crime-fighting life is something of Harrison’s past. He keeps his shooting skills sharp but walks with a limp, and he is more likely to catch marital cheaters than anything else—as a private investigator.
But Harrison can’t shake the feeling that this case is meant for him. He enlists the help of colleagues and starts following the clues. However, hired guns stand between them and the truth. There are also alien-human hybrids to contend with, but that’s not all.
Harrison’s investigation turns up a powerful secret about him and his family—a secret that may just be what lets him end these unimaginable crimes.
Will Harrison discover and reveal the truth? Find out in Daniel P. Douglas’s thrilling UFO conspiracy novel Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project.
Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project by Daniel P. Douglas is a thriller with a science fiction twist. William Harrison used to work for the FBI. Now a private investigator, he is on surveillance one night, watching a cheating wife, when he spots something strange – a shining light hurtling through the sky. At the same time, a motorcycle cop has problems with interference on his radio. A military test flight is carried out near Las Vegas and the convoy spots an encounter between two of their military jets and a UFO. On top of that, Harrison starts getting odd postcards, signed by Echo Tango, alerting him to what could be one of the biggest cover-ups in history. The person helping him is from the Saint Mary Project, a project engaged in contact with aliens. Echo Tango believes that Harrison is the person to stop the Project from wiping out what they call “loose ends”. What follows is a thriller of epic proportions, a story that takes you from ground zero to the realms of improbability, through interaction with strange human-alien hybrids. The story uncovers a huge secret in Harrison's past, the one thing that could end the crime for good.Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project by Daniel P. Douglas is a gripping read, a thriller like no other. This is a real science fiction story, frighteningly close to what could be the truth. We would never know but many of us suspect that this kind of thing is already happening in the world today. Mr. Douglas has written a best seller here and I defy anyone, no matter what their taste in books, not to enjoy it, not to find themselves sitting on the edge of their seats, clutching the book, unable to put it down until they have finished. Excellent novel, I can’t wait to read more.
Kirkus Review - A multigenre espionage tale that’s unquestionably entertaining.
In Douglas’ debut sci-fi thriller, an anonymous source puts a former FBI agent on the trail of a government conspiracy involving aliens.
Private investigator and ex–federal agent William Harrison doesn’t know who’s sending him postcards signed “Echo Tango.” But whoever it is, “ET” claims that there’s been a long government coverup, starting in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, where two UFOs crashed. Five military policemen who witnessed the event died soon afterward in supposed accidents. Now the same thing may be happening again, as a UFO sighting mere months ago seems to have resulted in similar mishaps. Harrison teams up with his old FBI partner, Art Holcomb, and Nick Ridley, a Las Vegas cop whose brother-in-law may have fallen prey to the coverup. Once they find ET, the small group plans to bring down the Saint Mary Project, a government initiative to keep aliens a secret by any means necessary. This energetic thriller leans much more toward espionage than sci-fi, but its sprinkling of fantastical elements makes it a standout. Readers aren’t privy to any information about the aliens that the heroes don’t have, and this uncertainty generates a high level of suspense. At the same time, there’s enough sci-fi material to keep fans engrossed; for example, the (human) villains are aware of four alien species, but a largely unknown fifth one has them on edge. There are also a couple of alien-human hybrids, and at least one of them is working for the baddies. A bit of romance between Harrison and Janice, the new intern at his PI office, pales in comparison to the camaraderie among the men, who band together like soldiers. Readers will cheer when one of them saves another and become anxious when one of them disappears. There’s a definite resolution to the story but nary a break in the action until the end.
A multigenre espionage tale that’s unquestionably entertaining.
William Harrison, a former FBI agent injured in the line of duty, knows little more than boredom at present. Working as a private investigator specializing in extra-marital affairs, he experiences tedium in his line of work from one day to the next, a far cry from the excitement he once knew as an agent. But all of that changes when he begins receiving postcards from a mysterious informant whose signature is the enigmatic Echo Tango (Get it?…ET). Through the information received by Echo Tango, Harrison is drawn into an unbelievable reality of decades-long government cover ups and the existence of the Saint Mary Project. It is a conspiracy of awesome proportions, and Harrison is now designated as the man to stop a project specializing in extraterrestrial contact from getting out of hand as members of the ultra-secret program work to tie up loose ends. Harrison is sure that he is the right person for this task, but he never would have guessed that it would lead to the discovery of an incredible secret about his own family, which may prove the key to putting a stop to potential disaster. Can an ex-FBI agent help to uncover the truth behind UFOs? Found out whether there will be Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project.
This title is the surprisingly well-crafted and exciting debut novel from author Daniel P. Douglas, a veteran of the armed forces, a long-time civil servant, and traveler with an apparently keen interest in extraterrestrials and their technology. The book takes Area 51 style conspiracy and places in the present, where the protagonist of Douglas must work with the aid of his colleagues to stop “unimaginable crimes.” For a first effort in any genre, the work proves impressive.
Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project will keep any fan of science fiction and conspiracy style fiction turning the pages. The book is out now, and if you happen to be impressed with Douglas’ first novel, then fear not, for other novels are in the works. For more information about this new release and the author, check out the following website: http://danielpdouglas.com/.
Truth Insurrected by Daniel P. Douglas is a highly effective science fiction thriller about the charged topic of UFO disclosure. Down on his luck private investigator, William Harrison, becomes embroiled in a worldwide conspiracy of the UFO coverup after witnessing a UFO. As he learns more and more people attached to the conspiracy have been murdered, Harrison must unravel this conspiracy that spans the globe, and make sure that he’s not another one of the victims.
Harrison is a great protagonist and springboard for the action. Injured on the job as an FBI agent, Harrison is bored with chasing after marital infidelities as a low-rent private eye. When he begins to receive cryptic messages from a “Deep Throat” informant named “Echo Tango,” he realizes he’s finally found a worthwhile case, and then some. It’s completely out of the realm of his experience, or the experience of his gruff old FBI colleagues. It’s Harrison’s cynicism that makes him a fun and reliable narrator. In a way he’s like a combination of the “X-Files” Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley mixed together, with a little Philip Marlowe thrown in as well.
In addition to Harrison, there’s a wide range of colorful characters: shadowy government figures, hapless scientists, telepathic hybrids, and a truly ominous alien force. Douglas does well to navigate all these different variables. In a conspiracy novel, characters could tend to seem more like pawns in a game than real people. Though this is a larger than life story, the characters are portrayed as down to earth, making the conspiracy seem all the more plausible.
What makes the novel most effective is its believability. As a veteran of the armed services, Douglas knows his stuff. There’s good detail about radar, top secret clearance, and the interworking of the military/political apparatus. The apparatus of government is where Douglas is most effective, especially his descriptions of Area 51. Setting and character is vividly described to give the conspiracy a true sense of reality. A UFO novel has the potential to seem like pure fantasy, and Douglas handles this complicated and controversial topic very well. For example, when we meet the telepathic alien-human hybrids, they manage to seem realistic. Whether you’re a UFO believer or not, this makes for effective storytelling.
If anything, the book is too detailed. As the UFO issue is usually relegated to non-fiction books, Douglas seems intent on getting down as much information as possible. At times, there is extraneous detail of action and setting that doesn’t completely service the story. The book is the most fun when Harrison receives his messages from Echo Tango, but these are more infrequent than they could be. Additionally, some characters leap off the page more than others. The shadowy government operatives, for example, may be shadowy to a fault.
Those criticisms aside, Truth Insurrected is a solid page-turning debut. Harrison is a fun and fully-realized sci-fi private dick, and should make an appearance in future books. The novel is impressive in its ambition and should appeal to both UFO believers and non-believers alike.http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2014/11/review-truth-insurrected-by-daniel-p-douglas/
“Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project” is a suspenseful thriller featuring former FBI agent William Harrison—a reluctant yet admirable hero, who finds himself hot on the trail of a major extraterrestrial cover-up. This is a strong debut novel from author Daniel P. Douglas that succeeds in uncovering fresh ideas and original plotlines while exploring familiar science fiction grounds.
With a beginning reminiscent of genre detective stories, we first meet Harrison in less glorious circumstances, spying on cheating spouses for his livelihood. But soon enough, our hero is drawn into a series of dangerous events and rising complication by a combination of unfortunate coincidence, insatiable curiosity and rugged determination to uncover the truth—whatever is the risk to life and limb.
“Truth Insurrected” brings about all the necessary ingredients for a great science-fiction thriller built around an ill-conceived government conspiracy: A good guy who—at no fault of his own—is sucked into the vortex of disastrous events; well-equipped yet fumbling government forces—led by heartless and ultimately incompetent generals; genius scientists—who are too detached from reality to be useful when the going gets tough; lots of sophisticated weaponry—which turns out to be less than a match for the job, and the most essential players—the extraterrestrial enemy who, in the competent hands of the author, are more powerful and ominous than ever before.
Also notable here is the author’s attention to detail in describing the various settings—mostly southwest locations, with a mix of major world capitals and the infamous Area 51, which all feel real to the reader. The dialogue scenes ring with authenticity, and the suspense grows with solid pace and satisfying bursts of action. The introduction of characters from Harrison’s former life as an FBI agent, including his old partner and some Russian variants, together with a touch of romance, gives the story—and Harrison—an emotional depth and human credibility that might be missing from other works in this genre. And as the ending approaches, a masterful buildup of anticipation (and a menacing countdown!) brings everything together to a very satisfying climax.
“Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project” is an excellent debut thriller, and Harrison is a promising lead that should be back for more. Highly recommended!
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geminid Press is pleased to announce that in Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, readers will plunge into an energetic thriller featuring former FBI agent William Harrison—a reluctant yet admirable hero who finds himself hot on the trail of a major extraterrestrial cover-up.
Positive critical acclaim has surrounded Truth Insurrected since its release in October. Kirkus Reviews hailed it as "A multigenre espionage tale that's unquestionably entertaining." Readers' Favorite applauded Truth Insurrected as "…a thriller of epic proportions…" and "…a gripping read…" The Columbia Review of Books & Films highly recommended Truth Insurrected and praised it for providing "…all the necessary ingredients for a great science-fiction thriller…" Reader's Entertainment Magazine admired Truth Insurrected for being a "…well-crafted and exciting debut novel…" that "…will keep any fan of science fiction and conspiracy style fiction turning the pages."
Truth Insurrected is the debut novel from author Daniel P. Douglas. In its review of Truth Insurrected, Pacific Book Review noted that Douglas "…did a phenomenal job of bringing to fruition a sophisticated thriller fraught with startling science fiction elements, plot twists, and a deeply intriguing story…" From across the pond, Book Viral also gave Douglas a nod, saying Truth Insurrected was "A highly original and entertaining debut…" that is "…sure to find favour with SF fans and garner Douglas a host of enthusiastic followers." According to Self-Publishing Review, "Truth Insurrected is a solid page-turning debut."
In Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, Douglas explores a deadly government cover-up about the existence of extraterrestrial life. "To say the subject of UFOs is controversial would be an understatement, but that makes it all the more suitable as the topic for a novel," Douglas said. "For decades, perhaps even centuries, people have seen these unknown craft in the sky or even underwater. There can be a sharp divide between believers and non-believers, and controversy about what it all means, especially in the context of alleged government secrecy. That tension, blended with the fundamental question, are we alone?, makes for a great storytelling opportunity."
Will truth be mighty and prevail in this exciting debut novel from Daniel P. Douglas? Find out in Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project today. It is available in e-book and print editions at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. For further information about Truth Insurrected, please visit the Websites for either Daniel P. Douglas or Geminid Press, LLC.
BriefingWire.com, 10/22/2014 - Geminid Press, LLC, has announced its launch of the highly anticipated science fiction thriller, Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, authored by Daniel P. Douglas.
In Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, when former FBI agent William Harrison begins receiving mysterious postcards with the signature "Echo Tango," he's alerted to a cover-up beyond anything he ever thought possible.
His informant turns out to be a guilt-ridden ex-operative in the Saint Mary Project, an ultra-secret program engaged in alien contact. The organization is wiping out loose ends, and Echo Tango thinks Harrison is the man he needs to stop it.
Thanks to a gunshot wound suffered in an attempt to thwart an armed robbery, the crime-fighting life is something of Harrison's past. He keeps his shooting skills sharp but walks with a limp, and he is more likely to catch marital cheaters than anything else—as a private investigator.
But Harrison can't shake the feeling that this case is meant for him. He enlists the help of colleagues and starts following the clues.
However, hired guns stand between them and the truth. There are also alien-human hybrids to contend with, but that's not all. Harrison's investigation turns up a powerful secret about him and his family—a secret that may just be what lets him end these unimaginable crimes.
Will Harrison discover and reveal the truth? Find out in Daniel P. Douglas's thrilling UFO conspiracy novel Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project.
Daniel P. Douglas is a novelist specializing in conspiracy thrillers and science fiction. His first novel, Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, centers on a decades-old government cover-up of contact with extraterrestrial life. Other upcoming novels include The Outworlds series, which is comprised of science fiction adventure stories set in the early twenty-fourth century at the fringe of human civilization, and Green Bird, a modern-day thriller about an FBI agent racing to stop a cyber terrorist before it's too late.
Douglas is a US Army veteran and long-term civil servant who worked in the federal government and the museum profession. Born and raised in Southern California, he has lived most of his life in the southwestern United States. He now lives in New Mexico with his spouse, children, siblings, parents, pets, and livestock. His travels take him throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Geminid Press, LLC is an independent book publisher of quality fiction and non-fiction works located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit: http://geminidpress.com/