DOSSIER Name: Nixon Beck Occupation: Director, US Government AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) Of Note: No information found TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW BETWEEN AUTHOR (Staci Troilo a.k.a. D.L. Cross) AND CHARACTER (AATIP Director Nixon Beck) ON ASTRAL DAY (the day the world is alerted to the approach of alien ships) via video conference. (Video is eyes-only, file #4261918-V, director’s approval required.) Subject photo available, file #4261918-G Staci: Hello, Director. Thank you for taking a minute to speak with me. Beck: You have literally one minute. Go. Staci: Oh. Okay. Well. Can you tell me what AATIP is planning to do when the aliens get here? Beck: No. Staci: (blinks a few times) No, you can’t tell me because AATIP doesn’t have a plan? Or, no, you can’t tell me because I don’t have clearance? Because I do have clearance. Beck: (glances at watch then back into the camera; says nothing) Staci: Okay. Well, I understand this isn’t the first time aliens have come to Earth. In fact, I have it on good authority that the US government has at least one in custody and has for a long time. Beck: (stares into camera; says nothing) Staci: Can you confirm that? Beck: No. Staci: No, you can’t confirm that? Or no, you don’t intend to because I don’t have clearance? Because, as I said earlier— Beck: You do have clearance. Staci: Yes. I can offer you proof, if you require it. Beck: Do you honestly think you know something I don’t? I agreed to talk to you because you have clearance. Staci: But you aren’t talking to me. Beck: Because I know you’re recording this video interview, and I don’t know who you plan on sharing it with. Let me explain something to you, Ms. Troilo. You may have been cleared to talk to me, and I may have been asked to talk to you, but your audience has zero clearance. So, you’re lucky I said as much as I did. Staci: But you haven’t said anything. Beck: (more blinking) Staci: Okay. Well, can you tell me what your roll is at AATIP, precisely? Beck: That’s redacted. And your minute is up. Staci: Director— (but his screen was already dark)
Beck makes his debut in the Astral Conspiracy series in book one, The Gate. You can read a brief synopsis of all five books below, and each one has links to its product page and a purchase link.
The Gate: When the hypotheses of disgraced ancient alien theorist Landon Thorne prove to be true, he travels across the globe in search of a way to communicate with—and perhaps stop—the approaching alien armada. Full Blurb | Purchase Link The Stones: The invasion couldn’t be prevented, but there is a chance the Astrals can be driven away… if Landon Thorne can reach the Georgia Guidestones, unearth its secrets, and decode the mystery before the aliens stop him. Full Blurb | Purchase Link The Nine: Landon Thorne and his team of resistance fighters seek a cipher to decode the message accompanying a cache of alien artifacts they’ve unearthed, but the government, a clandestine cabal, and the Astrals themselves stand in their way and might not only put an end to their plans—they might put an end to their lives. Full Blurb | Purchase Link The Twins: When all factions converge for a human-versus-alien showdown, resistance fighter Reverie Sterling gets help from the least likely source. But even then, it may be too late for everyone she loves to make it out alive. Full Blurb | Purchase Link The Lab: In the final showdown between Earthlings and Astrals, twins Asha and Vonn insist their long-lost grandfather has a plan to save humanity. It’s a long-shot, but the resistance takes it—and no one is prepared for the consequences. Full Blurb | Purchase Link About Staci Troilo/D.L. Cross
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