Karr, is a sci-fi mystery thriller. It is set in the year 2800, in a future
apocalyptic world where time jumping becomes a means to control the human race.
is suspenseful, intriguing,
and action filled,” says D. A. Karr. “Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler fans
will enjoy reading this book.”
Earth shifts on its axis, mankind is caught in a war of survival and time.
Imprisoned in this time war, Captain John Garrick and the N.S.T.E.A. Phoenix
become a pawn between technology, humans, and what's left of civilization.
of careful planning can prepare the time jumpers for the dangerous enemy that
seems to predict their every move.
N.S.T.E.A seals a deal to deliver time technology to the notorious outlaw,
Menser, Garrick plots to undermine the N.S.T.E.A.
doesn't live by the rules, and he knows one thing is for sure: kill or be
becomes the enemy and time an illusion as Phoenix's crew prepares for the
inevitable - a fight to the finish.
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Garrick barked to Becker,
“We need more altitude to jump!”
Becker shouted over the
rumbling, “Not an option in this dust storm.”
Gillie, Wexler, Farber,
and the crew watched the viewers above their heads, searching for the ships
There's nothing. They see
nothing. The dust is thick and red. Still the whining sound resonates closer
A.L.I.S. repeated her
question, “What are the coordinates?”
Garrick ordered her,
“Release A.L.I.S. Attention!”
A.L.I.S. stood behind
Garrick, waiting. However, this time, unknowing to him, she was watching as her
sensors shifted back and forth, sending out silent signals to Phoenix.
Becker shouted orders to
Lieutenant Chiang, “Weapons online Lieutenant! All hands battle stations!”
Suddenly, from below the
edge of the hillside, an almost invisible Dragar gunship raised up right in
front of them. Hanging in the air, the Dragar ship turned to face them head on.
Two Dragar pilots were in the seats, bringing the gunship about and rotating
their gun mounts.
Phoenix responded as it
looped over and behind the Dragar ship.
Wexler broke in, “We’re
Garrick yelled, “Fire
Gillie, Wexler, and
Farber flicked the switches simultaneously as Phoenix lurched backwards. Three
RZaR torpedoes hit the Dragar gunship front on, instantly incinerating it in a
Becker and Garrick raised
their fists in victory, “It’s down,” just as Phoenix dropped its speed and
Becker spun in his seat,
“Where’s the other ships, Lieutenant?”
reported, “Looks like their gone, sir. Off the scans.”
“Keep watching. They’re here somewhere. We’re going to have to maneuver.
Phoenix isn’t built for dogfights.”
Becker began evasive
action as he ordered, “Lieutenant! Pull the nose up and get above this dust!”
“Aye sir,” barked the
Phoenix started climbing
as the thrusters roared. Farber, Wexler, and Gillie maintained their watch on
Then suddenly, three more
Dragar cruisers appear from nowhere and locked onto Phoenix. They dropped down
into a triangle pattern, starting their attack.
Lieutenant Chiang shouted
in a high pitched voice, “Captain! Three Dragar cruisers off the starboard, 30
degrees!” Wexler, Farber, Gillie, and the crew manned the weapon systems as
they searched for the cruisers.
Becker ordered, “Shields
on! We’re in for a fight!”
Just then, one Dragar
cruiser broke off and flew under Phoenix. Gillie yelled, “Dragar coming in
under us, sir!”
Becker commanded, “Roll
to the port! Come about Mr. Dessa!”
The Phoenix responded
rolling off, exposing the cruiser. Suddenly, tracer fire shot past the
starboard side. Pinging could be heard
as it bounced off the shielding.
Becker, yelling over the
roaring, “Garrick! Take over! Captain to bridge! Evasive action!”
The bridge scrambled.
Garrick grabbed the helm from Mr. Dessa. Thrusting the helm controls on full
forward, he drove Phoenix straight toward the ground. Nearing maximum dive
velocity, Garrick pulled Phoenix’s nose straight up as she curved skyward. The
crew was driven in their seats as the force pinned them down. Two Dragar
cruisers broke off, diving at Phoenix, making their attack from the rear.
Farber grasped what
Garrick was planning. It was going to be close. Becker ordered the crew, “Hold
on to something. It’s going to be a rough ride!”
The Dragar cruiser came
at Phoenix full speed firing all guns, pelting Phoenix’s shields, then bouncing
As Farber and Garrick
flicked the switches, Garrick grasped the guidance stick with both hands,
gritting his teeth. He counted out loud echoing through the whine as Phoenix
closed on the cruiser, “One, Two, Three! Now!” The Phoenix did a hard turn to
the left shooting forward at full speed. The Dragar cruiser tried to avoid the
collision as it rammed itself into the rock cliffs.
Garrick yelled at Wexler
and Gillie, “Afterburners full on!”
Wexler and Gillie flipped
the switches for the afterburner turbojets, spraying the Dragar ship with fire.
Bursting into a fireball, it cartwheeled in flames.