When a huge ship is found buried deep beneath a desert oasis in an unpopulated area of New Colorado's New Gobi Desert, the race is on between the United States Galactic Federation and the Arthropodan Empire to claim its secrets. General Manny Lopez simply wants to loot the techlogical treasure. However, the spiders believe the ship is the mythical Ark from their tales of old. As Caldera Lake is suddenly overrun by the Galactic Foreign Legion and spider marines setting up camp on opposite sides of the line of demarcation running through the middle of the lake, it's soon discovered that the tranquil looking oasis does t offer a relaxing resort setting. Something's swimming in the lake, and it's hungry. Despite the danger, hotels and restaurants spring up to handle the influx of tourists and the curious making pilgrimages to catch a glimpse of the Ark. The race between the two sides continues amid disagreements and skirmishes unavoidable in a clash of cultural differences. But it's all done in a sportsmanlike manner - at least that's what Colonel Joey R. Czerinski 'The Toe' and General Manny 'The Ear' Lopez claim. Hungry crocs, graffiti taggers, midnight commando raids, tawdry torture, and lots of fried chicken all take a turn fuelling the laughter in this twelfth tale of the seriously silly military space saga. Bonus story VAMPIRE IN THE OUTFIELD included, first time in print!
Walter Knight played football on Tucson High School's last state championship team (1971). He served three years in the army, and the GI Bill paid for his college education, helping him earn degrees from Fort Steilacoom Community College, Central Washington State College, and the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Walter lives a very quiet and private life, residing with his family and horses, dogs, cats, and fish atop a hill in rural Washington. Walt enjoys taking road trips to explore ghost towns and casinos. To find out more about the author and his books, visit his web site. www.waltknight.yolasite.com