One Dark Secret by Jack Hood: Book Review by John Davis
Guest Post by John Davis
One Dark Secret by Jack B. Hood
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC; Mustang, Oklahoma; 442 pages, paperback
“Holy Aliens in Georgia! Hold on to your hat, and here we go!” With a bang One Dark Secret, a science fiction adventure, is off! You don’t slow down until, well, you simply don’t slow down. And neither does the author, Jack Hood.
Jack has lived more real wonders than most mortals dream. He’s made his every every waking moment a living, life affirming, reality. Jack is the kid you always knew would follow up on his imagination, and he did this with every new idea he came up with over a wonderful career working as a designer and artist for Walt Disney World, as a contractor of the US Moon Mission, on the NASA Space Shuttle Program, and a host of other wonders.
Jack is beyond imagination! He did work in Florida for Disney promoting their movies with animated displays in the Disney World theme parks. These included the re-release of Pinocchio, Snow White, Release Rescuers, Black Hole, and Fox and the Hound. Further, was the sculptor of the famous bust of Wernher von Braun, set designer for Las Vegas’s Caesar’s Palace, modeler for the Epcot Center, maker of movie themed dioramas at Disney World, and shows at Six Flags over Texas. Oh, and I can add that Jack did the theme ride and show designs for Disney, Marineland Canada, Caesar’s Palace, and Six Flags over Texas through several companies.
And that’s not all by a long shot! Jack’s art promoted the American space program, helped in training astronauts to land on the moon and honor the legacy of space exploration and research. Jack followed his eclectic imagination, his wonderings about every one of life’s possibilities he encountered, and made them real.
Jack’s a man who remembers the movie serials of yesteryear. He wanted to share the anticipation of next week’s cliff hanging resolution with his readers in One Dark Secret. He’s done so in this roller coaster of a book. We follow a mysterious government organization, FREEZE, which exists to discretely follow up on ‘Alien Observations’. That’s right, UFOs. Oh, of course, the Feds deny they exist, but Jack wonders, what if such an event did happen to you, what would you do?
We follow just such a story as we wind our way from discovery, to reporting, to dismay, to revelations of strange encounters with mysterious beings, to explanations of plausible meanings. We are captured from the beginning, and shoot from adventure to chilling escapes to new adventures.
Read this book, which only a man who can see the wonder of our world could write. It is the first of three such mighty adventures of Small Man. Stay tuned!
(Available on Amazon and at Cold Water Books in Tuscumbia, Alabama)
~Guest Post/Book Review by John Davis
John William Davis is a retired US Army counterintelligence officer and linguist. As a linguist, Mr. Davis learned five languages, the better to serve in his counterintelligence jobs during some 14 years overseas. He served in West Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands during the Cold War. There he was active in investigations directed against the Communist espionage services of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. His mission was also to investigate terrorists such as the Red Army Faction in Germany, the Red Brigades in Italy, and the Combatant Communist Cells (in Belgium) among a host of others.
His work during the Cold War and the bitter aftermath led him to write Rainy Street Stories, ‘Reflections on Secret Wars, Terrorism, and Espionage’. He wanted to talk about not only the events themselves, but also the moral and human aspects of the secret world as well.
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