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The Gate - Astral Conspiracy Book One - cover

The Gate - Astral Conspiracy Book One

D.L. Cross

Publisher: Sterling & Stone

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Summary

He lost his job. Lost his girl. Now it’s all he can do not to lose his life.
 
Landon Thorne is a disgraced archaeologist, a laughing stock in his field because of his unconventional beliefs — he’s an ancient astronaut theorist. No one takes him seriously.
 
Until an alien armada targets Earth.
 
Now Landon’s in high demand by the U.S. government. And someone far more sinister.
 
He races his pursuers across two continents to the Gate of the Gods, the one place on the planet that might give humans an advantage over the Astrals. But no one is prepared for what they find.
 
And not everyone will make it out alive.

 
★★★★★ "This is the first book in what promises to be a riveting series. If you’re a fan of ancient alien theories mixed with fast-paced intrigue, and characters who command the pages, you don’t want to miss this one!" -- Mae Claire
 
★★★★★ "Ancient Alien Theories fascinate me, so I was thrilled to find an exciting story with that woven into it. I highly recommend this well-written book, especially if you love aliens, the what-if scenario, action, history, theories, and characters you can grow to love--and hate!" -- D.L. Finn
 
★★★★★ "With a mix of archeology, ancient civilizations, and the threat of invasion, The Gate is an intriguing, action-packed read.  I can't wait for the next book.  Bring on the aliens!" -- tpolen
 
★★★★★ "Real world sites, ancient artifacts, aliens, and the threat of invasion. Take all of these, combine it with a few legends and this one is a hell of a story. Highly recommended. I know I’ll be reading the subsequent books." -- C.S. Boyack
 
★★★★★ "If you’re a fan of ancient-alien theories, thrown together with modern conspiracy theories and plenty of action, suspense, and intrigue, then you’re bound to love this book. I can’t recommend this first book in the series highly enough. It gets a solid 5 stars from me." -- Harmony Kent

 
The Gate is a taut, fast-paced Indiana Jones meets Falling Skies style thriller that spans the globe and digs deep into humanity's past, unearthing mysterious artifacts and clues to aliens' motives for invading our world. It is the first book in the Astral Conspiracy Series, set in the world of Platt and Truant’s groundbreaking Invasion Universe - the original series with over 1000 5-star reviews.
 
D.L. Cross has a flair for high-stakes, heart-pounding thrillers that will keep you up late into the night.

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