Cocheta is a Native American word meaning That you cant imagine, an appropriate name for America's blackest research facility. Hidden inside a mountain in a remote and inhospitable region of the frigid Canadian Rockies, the massive complex is a high-tech laboratory for a handful of the most brilliant minds on earth. Together, they struggle to understand and duplicate exotic extraterrestrial techlogy before America's enemies do... or before an unspeakable horror arrives from deep space. Benjamin Hanson, PhD is the project's greatest resource... and a dying man. His ultimate goal: unite the world in developing a defense against what he believes to be a coming invasion. To make it happen, he needs a clever plan. One that will topple a well-established culture of secrecy, allow him to evade those who watch his every move and neutralize a ruthless bureaucrat before the cruel tentacles of incurable cancer rob him of his life. The Hanson Legacy chronicles Ben Hanson's life, from a humble childhood in a rural Oklahoma town to his climactic struggle with an evil, self-absorbed administrator determined to keep secret the other-worldly horrors hidden in Cocheta Mountain... and lethal accidents involving more than a dozen retired project scientists. The fate of the entire planet may very well rest on the outcome of Dr. Hanson's vital and final mission. Sacrifice, devotion, duty, hor... and a timeless, beautiful love story that endures vicious tragedy and desolate separation. The Hanson Legacy transcends the Sci-Fi genre and will leave you anxiously waiting for Book Two: The Hanson Conundrum! The story grabbed me by the throat from the first page and left me almost breathless until the exciting climactic scenes. The characters are strong, superbly developed and totally believable... If you read this book, make sure you have a long flight or a few free days ahead of you --- you won't be able to put it down! Andrew McLaughlin Editor - Australian Defence Business Review (ADBR) Editor - Defence Industry & Aerospace Report (DIAR.com) Military Editor - Australian Aviation
Vincent Mark Messbarger was born July 30th, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas. His family moved to his childhood home of Austin Texas when he was four. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1976 and obtained an Associate degree in Paramedic Technology from Austin Community College. After working as a Paramedic and Life Flight Paramedic for 7 years, he returned to college and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences from Texas A&M University and 2 years later, a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the A&M College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas and is Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He served as a Medical Corps Officer in the United States Army from 1998 to 2007. Married to his wife of eleven years, Stacia Michelle, he has six wonderful children, Christina, Jessica, Lowell, Patrick, Little Jessica and Joseph, along with five beautiful Grandchildren, Celeste, Dawson, Amber, Leslie and Anthony. He also enjoys four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Harley, Cassie, Piggy and Murphy, along with a comic relief German Spitz named Pixie. He lives with his wife and children in a quiet, south-central Oklahoma community and will relocate to Georgia in the summer of 2012. He enjoys hunting, scuba diving, video editing and, of course, writing. Dr. Messbarger began writing The Hanson Legacy in October of 2005 and completed the first draft the following February. He is currently working on the second book in the Hanson Trilogy, The Hanson Conundrum, which will be available by late 2012. The third book of the trilogy, The Hanson Prophesy, is expected to be available sometime in 2013.