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.



US6 to be Studied
in College Course

Made Available to students in this Fall's "MODERN FICTION" Course at Mesa College by Professor Gwen Argersinger.

US6 Reviews

"US6" defies genres. From its murder mystery and geopolitical intrigue, to its existential examination of time, it captivates the reader as it moves through the real, to the myth, to the human experience... Like a long lost archaeological treasure found, Tom Ross's Emit Archer unearths the past, the present and the seemingly impossible future, transcending time and our common understanding of its movement. Yet his protagonist, Emit, remains forever human even as he converges with the ancient gods.

Peter Gesler, Literature/Anthropology Teacher

What a ride! Reads like Hemingway on speed. This book hooks you early and doesn't release until you've been completely blown away. Ross takes this fiction and makes it so believable it will have you asking some difficult questions at the end. Long live Emit Archer!

Dr. Robert Sher, Former US Army Sniper

As soon as I thought I knew where the story was heading, it took unexpected and compelling turns.

Barry Wood, Audio Producer/Engineer


About The Author

Mr. Thomas E. Ross, Jr.
Author, Speaker, Creative Director

Tom is National Creative Director for one of the largest broadcasters in the United States. He's produced identities and campaigns for hundreds of stations, major recording artists and Fortune 500 companies.

Ross was one of the youngest Governor-appointed members to California's Department of Consumer Affairs and on the National level he's a Private Sector Co-Chair nominee on a U.S. House of Representatives Media Technology Policy Subcommittee.

In the 1990's, he hosted Unearthed with Tom Ross — thirty-three hours of conversations with leading edge thinkers in the neuro-consciousness movement, media and politics.

His recent TEDx Talk described how his academic award-winning research in Cognitive Styles and Group Dynamics became the foundation for his own method of Creative Direction.

Tom is a member of American Mensa, an avid filmmaker and recording artist with nine albums to date. US6 is his first novel.

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