Branded a traitor, and now undercover on Mars for the Earth Alliance, Captain Kate Dante attempts to put the pieces together tying the disappearances of Alliance shipping, with the rash of unexplained deaths and missing persons throughout the system. The Corporate criminals she pursued controlled Mars, and welcomed “Earth’s traitor” into their hornets’ nest, but she knew time was short - if they doubted her loyalty, she was as good as dead.
Unbeknownst to Kate, her father and brother have begun their own investigation on Mars looking for connections between the disappearances and Earth corporate giant Striker Industries - an act Kate knows could have deadly consequences. Now, Kate's hope is to survive long enough to clear her name, complete the mission, and save her brother, as events turn darker then she could have imagined.
No one is more aware of that darkness then Kristin Dante, first officer of Earth's prototype starship, the Bonaventure. Responding to a distress call, Kristin and her crew face an alien horror which threatens to consume them, body and soul - a malevolence that will soon be on the Alliance’s doorstep.
The Dantes find themselves at the forefront of a life or death battle against an ancient evil from the stars that has perverted the destiny of the human race for a thousand years. But will their years of dysfunctional family history be the end of us all?
Growing up in New York, CJ Daniels now is a New Hampshire resident with his wife Janice, 3 children and 3 dogs. A graduate of Brooklyn College with degrees in both Communications and English, he has worked in marketing communications for the better part of his professional life – fostering a love of copywriting and graphic design for both print and the Web. Commando Inc. 1 – DarkLight, his first novel-length fiction, was written more than fifteen years ago. This was followed more recently by The Coming, the 2nd Coming, and most recently Evolution's End. Science fiction and horror are favorites both in reading and later on writing and contribute to many of the stories he writes today. An avid Star Trek fan from the age of 7 and comic book reader, his home is filled with memorabilia from a variety of movies and TV programs.