About Prometheus Rebound In the t so distant past, a lone UFO crash lands in rural England in the dead of night. Its pilot, the enigmatic KLINE, brings a gift of advanced techlogy... and a dire warning of things to come. In the less distant future, the first in a series of devastating attacks wipes out a major U.S. city. Preparations could have been made to meet the threat... but a certain visitor's warnings were t taken seriously. Now a frightened nation races against the clock to prepare for the next assault. But its greatest hope for survival will come from an unexpected direction. A whole new class of warrior will arise from within the populace: mechanics and stock brokers and waitresses and students, average Americans who share a very specific and underappreciated talent. Leading them in the fight will be Kara Dunn, a pragmatic young woman with idea of the destiny she alone can fulfill... About the Gryphens Duology You've seen the big-budget summer action flicks. You've read the books, maybe played the video games. You've heard all the conspiracy theories. But this is the real world, the present day. If the unthinkable happened, if we faced an actual, verifiable threat from outside our planet... What would we do?The Gryphens Duology tells that tale. Blending military thriller and science fiction-with an emphasis on the science-new author R.L. Akers produces a well-crafted story peopled by characters you'll grow to love and hate. When the threat from outer space becomes kwn, the U.S. government is caught unprepared. With time running out, the military must adapt to an entirely new variety of warfare. Pilots and soldiers must be recruited, trained, and deployed to defensive installations in orbit above North America, and techlogy must take a giant leap forward-with considerable assistance from a surprising source. But there are those who would halt these preparations: mercenaries and even traitors within the ranks. What motivates them to betray their world is unkwn, but they will stop at thing to prevent the newest branch of United States military from fulfilling its mandate. From the shadows of rural England to the bowels of Area 51's Groom Lake installation, from the most remote corner of our planet to geosynchrous orbit thousands of miles above, the Gryphens Duology comprises a single well-researched and believable story about humanity's real-world response to the threat of alien invasion. You won't want to put these books down!
R.L. Akers is a native of Florida who fled humidity and hurricanes to reside in almost-heaven West Virginia. Holder of an undergraduate degree in computer science and a master's degree in business administration, Akers has worked in software development as well as non-profit fundraising and publicity. He is a licensed foster parent who helps lead the elementary-aged children's ministry at his church, and his interests include graphic design and orchestral movie soundtracks. Prometheus Rebound is his first published novel. Visit Akers online at his blog, RLAkers.com, where you can find short stories and information about upcoming novels. Make sure you also check out Gryphens.com and OrbitalDefense.com.