I first met Emit Archer in 1976; right before he became an active asset for Military Intelligence and just after twisting a broken priest's neck. He was eleven-years-old.
US6 Book I
The Lord's Player
The story lands decades later in 2022 as now; Chief Emit Archer is an Army Sentinel patrolling a stretch of US Route 6 in Western Colorado. It's one of the safest posts since the East/West Civil War began. Emit can't enjoy it though for two reasons. First; his son is Special Forces and deployed near what used to be Florida and some of the heaviest fighting east of the Mississippi Sea. Second; the day after tomorrow is Emit's Deathday. We all have one; one date each year that we walk right through never knowing its significance until that last year. But Emit knows his.
Steeped in Southwestern imagery with indigenous Katsina cameos; Book I takes us from the red caves of New Mexico to Mandarin Orchards on Spanish Coasts and back again to the Sage Plains west of the Rockies. US6 chronicles an adventure that is more than one man deserves in a lifetime but for Emit Archer, it's just Book I.
US6 Book II
The Nūn of Babylon
This story begins a millisecond after Book I, when not hundreds of thousands or thirty years in the past. In alternating chapters we read the first person accounts of two Co-tagonists in Iraq; Emit Archer who heads a sniper team in the South and Agent Emvee; a female CIA agent in Northern Iraq posing as a Nun visiting a monastery.
This prequel to Book I helixes Emit's past mythically with the Cotagonist; a gifted daughter of a high level diplomat/soldier who was tossed out of the Girl Scouts for singing a Sumerian incantation instead of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" like the other "Brownieshirts." We follow this feisty and "ethnically exotic nerd girl"—with more Black Belts and Marksmanship Medals than pop culture references—become a sharpened tool for CIA. And then some.
The Meta-Story & Ghost-Writer
US6 features a meta-story above the chapters and books in its Prologue, Medilogue and Epilogue. These are the Ghost-Writer's personal and first-person accounts of meeting our Cotagonists; Emit and Emvee from childhood. There is an awareness of who this ghostwriter is as is needed, yet there are twists as to when and why.
US6 Book III
The Baptism of Lucifer
[Excerpt from the Preface] So. Even with that title you're reading on? What's wrong with you?
With Books I and II closed, the Ghost-Writer takes back his voice and purpose. With a stated intention to first be then to unveil deceptions, we discover that even the Meta-Story has a Meta-physical effect.
As the "Ghost-tagonist" seals any cracks left open in Books I and II from "different angles and angels" we join his cause to win the heart of a Celtic Dane while fighting against the rule of his Father over an ancient Brotherhood and his very being.
- I'm not him. Often mistaken for brothers but different.
- 'Tis of Thee Seth reacts to Persia's claim about America..
- Self Editing Emvee was quite vocal on certain issues.
- V'IP Access Though soft-spoken,'Irfaan has hard news.