The scientific community kept warning humanity that a celestial object would one day strike the Earth and annihilate our species. It was a legitimate fear. Scientists had been warning us that it was not a question of if, but when. The scientists were right. An asteroid did strike us â€“ just that nobody noticed it. The catastrophic event was an innocuous flash in the sky, an insignificant falling star that might have been noticed by a handful of people on Earth, if even at that. Book One excerpt: The enemy had been unprepared and was reaching for what seemed a sleek object about two arm lengths away. â€œDonâ€™tâ€¦â€ Drake coarsely uttered while unsure of what he meant to do or say. He should just shoot. There was no such thing as verbally engaging the enemy. There wasn't even a protocol, a draft of a protocol or any such thing. The enemy slowly withdrew from what was evidently a weapon, keeping the hands in plain sight while cautiously reaching for the visor covering the head. Shoot, thought Drake, remembering the last instructions that the drill sergeant had stressed. If for any reason, any reason at all, you end up in a situation where you are face to face with the enemy, never look into the eyes! The enemy is known to use skills of deception and seduction to obtain its will. Drake knew what he needed to do. Kill!