Darren D. Beyer uses his authentic scientific expertise and firsthand knowledge of space flight from his work as a NASA engineer, along with interviews with particle physicists, nuclear forensics experts and engineers, to develop a space sci-fi galaxy in which “space bridges”—interstellar travel based upon the latest in real theoretical physics—become terrifyingly real, in the Anghazi Trilogy.
Casimir Bridge: A nuclear terror plot is thwarted outside Washington, D.C.
An interstellar survey ship goes missing.
And it’s an election year.
Mandisa “Mandi” Nkosi, a young African-American journalist, receives evidence that a nuclear terror plot points to the world’s most powerful scientific innovation company—Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC).
AIC, newly based on a distant moon, is the home of founder Jans Mikel, now struggling with the disappearance of his wife Sophia on AIC’s missing interstellar survey ship. Mikel is the only person who knows the secret source of the rare element that powers the AIC “space bridges.”
Assembly Member Gregory Andrews—power-hungry and ruthless—is determined to wrest from Mikel the secret of interstellar travel, securing for himself control over the “space bridges” and with it the Presidency of the most powerful coalition on Earth.
Pathogen Protocol: Gregory Andrews has succeeded in taking over the AIC on the planet Eridani, with its stockpile of the element that enables interstellar travel. Now AIC soldier Grae Raymus, commanding a fledgling resistance against Andrews, discovers that Andrews is only a pawn in a larger game.
Jans Mikel has escaped to a hidden base on the alien moon Helios, where he harbors the company’s greatest secret. Mandi Nkosi joins Jans on a journey beyond the realms of known space, and together they uncover revelations that will shake the foundations of science.
Now Mandi learns what Mikel has been hiding all along from Andrews and the Earth government coalitions.
It’s bigger than Andrews.
It’s bigger than Mikel.
It’s bigger than the entire history of Earth.
Born in Washington, D.C., Beyer traveled extensively throughout his childhood and later received his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, 1989. He worked as a Space Shuttle experiment engineer for NASA at Kennedy Space Center for nearly ten years: on the Hubble launch, numerous Space Lab projects and other scientific missions including astronaut training, installations onboard the Shuttle at launch and recovery crew following landing. He has had the honor of working onboard every Space Shuttle orbiter except Challenger.
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