'''X-FILES'': GROUND ZERO (THE X-FILES)'

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Dr. Gregory,a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead -- he's been charredto a radioactive cinder.

Since this is a death on Federal property, Mulder and Scully are hastilycalled in. As FBI agents who specialize in unexplained phenomena, they arethe investigators of the X-Files, strange and inexplicable cases which arealso mysteries that the FBI doesn't want solved.

When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or Dr. Gregory,is obliterated in the New Mexico desert, and then a third dies the sameway in Washington, D.C., Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frighteningdimension of their task. The bizarre deaths cannot be a coincidence. Andas they work to uncover the secret unifying element that unites these deaths,it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for theentire world.

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About the Author:

Kevin J. Anderson has published more than eighty novels, including twenty-nine national bestsellers. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include Captain Nemo, Hopscotch, and Hidden Empire. He has also collaborated on numerous series novels, including Star Wars, The X-Files, and Dune. In his spare time, he also writes comic books. He lives in Wisconsin.



Kevin Anderson is accustomed to flying through space on the heels of extraterrestrial beings toward distant galaxies to save the universe. Usually, he's just along for the ride with Han Solo or Princess Leia, but Anderson recently returned to Earth and teamed up with FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to uncover an X-traordinary tale of phenomenon in Anderson's own backyard.

Jumping from the ships of Star Wars into the shadowy atmosphere of The X-Files is no leap of faith for Anderson, 32. He relishes the science fiction genre and has rocketed him to fame with 14 novels, including his best-selling anthology of short stories, Star Wars: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Anderson and his co-writer, Doug Beason, won a nomination for the Nebula Award for best science-fiction novel with their work on Assemblers of Infinity. Another novel, Ignition, was recently sold to Universal Studios to be made into a major motion picture.

In Ground Zero, Mulder and Scully begin their investigation of unexplained murders at a nuclear research facility, set not far from Anderson's real-life home in Livermore, California, where he resides with his wife Rebecca Moesta and his 8-year-old stepson, Jonathan. It's also the site of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where Anderson was employed as a technical writer/editor for 13 years.

Gillian Anderson, an award-winning actress on the New York stage, is best known for her starring role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the hit Fox television series The X-Files.

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