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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:208
  • eBook ISBN:9781617923609

The Mescalero Project

Response to the Lord of the Flies

by Doug Buchs

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In every sense, the events that left these men abandoned and trapped inside the dome that was The Mescalero Project, is the response to The Lord Of The Flies.
2021: Intense solar flares cause power and communication grid failures worldwide. Digital computer files are corrupted, many are missing or unable to be retrieved, and the project is forgotten. The warden of the secret experimental prison hidden in the desert slips into madness. He sees his opportunity to abandon them, leaving them free from their cells but unable to escape from the dome, certain they will kill each other off. Fifty years pass before Jacob Moss, working in the national archives, discovers the old paper blueprints of the complex and sets out to find it. Once inside, he finds evidence of fraud, sabotage, and murder, and surprisingly one inmate still alive. Vincent Briscoe helps Moss understand what happened to all of them after they were abandoned, trapped with no knowledge of why. With the aid of the old man and the journals of James Stryker, the charismatic leader of the men, Moss learns of the astonishing turn of events that brought about how and why these men survived.
About the author
Doug Buchs was born restless. He gave up a free education at Colgate University to ride horseback across America instead. He cowboyed in Aspen, felled timber in Centennial, Wyoming, worked on the "kill floor" in a Denver slaughterhouse, hauled freight coast to coast in his own rig, bartended in upscale clubs and restaurants in Seattle, and ran heavy equipment in Alaska. He has worked as an artist's model in New York City, and he has crossed the country in handcuffs. If this bizarre life experience, resembling a leaf blown by the wind was to count for anything, he needed to write the stories. He has published in Boy's Life Magazine, Yankee Magazine, and The Mescalero Project was published in 2005. presently, he has two new novels in development.
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