A pro-peace journalist, Alex Mercer, and a pro-war soldier for the Earth United Front (EUF), Andrea Blair, challenge each other's philosophies regarding the ongoing conflict between humankind and the intergalactic race known as the Zull. Alex strongly believes the war can be resolved through diplomacy; Andrea believes there's only one solution to ending the conflict, eliminate the Zull. Who's right?

Exodus Conflict: Book #1 of 2

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Due to war, environmental mistreatment, and the overuse of natural resources, Earth was brought to the brink of catastrophe. In order to preserve human civilization, nations put aside their animosity and worked together to find a new homeworld within the depths of the Milky Way Galaxy. It appeared to be the perfect planet to call Second Earth, and humanity thought this new world would be all for their taking; however, a race of people known as the Zull also needed this planet for their salvation. Because of fear, hate, and distrust, the races were unable to compromise. Earth then united their militaries to form the Earth United Front (EUF), and a war for total supremacy erupted.


Now, a lone journalist named Alex Mercer travels to the planet humanity and the Zull are warring over, seeking to understand why the war has been drawn out for three years, even though the simple solution of “coexistence” could end it tomorrow. While on his adventure, Alex becomes acquainted with an EUF soldier named Andrea Blair, whose cold gray eyes tell a tale of death, sorrow, and hate. And though Andrea seems to be nothing more than a heartless Zull killer, Alex sees something more behind her cruel demeanor. Alex sees someone who wants to simply laugh, love, and enjoy life; and it becomes his personal mission to prevent Andrea from remaining the cold shell of a person war has made her, as well as prevent humankind and Zull from wiping each other out.


Of all the wars Alex has covered, he has never experienced one quite like this, and he has certainly never met a woman like Andrea Blair.

Released September 2012

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