New sci-fi/fantasy fiction series:
The Psyop System
Book 1: Lights in the Sky
Intelligence Analyst Steven Spurlock has gone missing from his life in Washington DC.
“Emotions are severe liabilities, Mr. Spurlock,” a serene female voice intones, as he struggles to find his bearings in an unknown place, “you must learn to suppress them if you hope to survive this perilous mission of yours.” The voice, his Operator, commands him to spy on select subjects across a distant planet, but offers no reason why—why him, why them, and why now?
Among Spurlock’s subjects are royal brothers Ethyn and Tae Solis. Ethyn dabbles in diplomatic and romantic ventures too delicate for his brash methods, while Tae’s meekness prevents him from seeking any venture at all. Haiyen Sün is a pilot assigned to deliver provisions to her former muse, exiled on a bleak mountain top. And Salmen Fleurys is a foreign ambassador harboring explosive intent. As his subjects converge upon one another, Spurlock’s desperation for answers—how he fits into the grand scheme of it all—starts to boil over.
Driven by a deep affection for the missing analyst, low-level federal employee Haley Kenmore undertakes to investigate Spurlock’s sudden disappearance; unraveling secrets held within the U.S. Intelligence Community’s highest levels in the process. If her efforts prove successful, it could be enough to save her own world, but just may (in turn) destroy another, along with all for which Spurlock has worked to preserve.