Stephen Ames Berry The Eldridge Conspiracy

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The Eldridge Conspiracy

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1943: The destroyer USS Eldridge vanishes during the Philadelphia Experiment. The ship invisibility project ends. Nuremberg, 1946: Nazi death camp doctor Martin von Kemnitz is hanged. The Pentagon, 1999: A dying hand gifts Angie Milano and Jim Munroe with the deadly legacy that is the Eldridge roster, the long-lost crew list of the Philadelphia Experiment. The two are soon on the run from the vicious killers sent for it. Without the roster, Project Telemachus, the perversion of a wondrous meld of genetics and physics, will fail. And mankind may survive. 5 Star Reviews for The Eldridge Conspiracy “Berry does an amazing job of presenting a raft of characters, every last one of which is vivid, real, likable or loathsome, and keeps all of their time-lines, actions, and interactions seamlessly melded—we never get confused. At the risking of stooping to prosaic usage: This is a really, really, really good read. If you're looking for a well-crafted page turner to devour... I recommend this one. My advice: Buy this book. It's great.” Ken Korczak (Amazon US) “Absolutely LOVED this book and could NOT put it down! ... Amazing. Uber~Fantastique! Not only does the story pull you in, you think, ‘What if this actually had happened.’” Amber Norrgard (Amazon US) “Stephen has done it again in this intense novel that you won’t be able to put down. You know it’s coming to the end and you don’t want it to.” Jeremy Dobe (Amazon US) “I read it in two sittings... I just could not put it down... a very fast paced thriller with some really likeable characters. If you have ever been fascinated by tales of the Philadelphia Experiment and/or what could happen if the wrong people were allowed to mess around with genetics, then I think you will like this. It's a real page turner, and brilliant value for money. Recommended. Buy it and enjoy. Ann Tocher (Amazon UK)

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The Eldridge Conspiracy's speculates on the inevitable melding of genomics and quantum physics. Is it a technothriller? Is it science fiction? Both? You tell me. Given the leisure to write Eldridge without the publishing strictures I was used to, I wrote a different kind of novel and through the magic of ebooks, was able to place it on several of Amazon's virtual shelves.
 
I began Eldridge while working at the Navy Department.  (My job was akin to that of Jimbo, the novel's protagonist.) The U.S. Navy's legendary foray into ship invisibility, the Philadelphia Experiment, has beguiled many including me and some folks I worked with. Either not much ever happened to the USS Eldridge and her crew, or for an instant they were the focus of transformative forces as potent as they were misunderstood. The Navy Department's long said and at length that Eldridge had a very typical war.

But what if . . .? What might have become of her crew? And their kids? Who and what are the children of the Eldridge? What are the consequences of their existence? Could their lives touch our own? How?

In my earlier novels, the commonplace morphs quickly into the extraordinary and small beginnings cascade into ever-greater crises and confrontations. One side wins, the other loses. In The Eldridge Conspiracy, the end is something more--extinction or transcendence. The tale hangs upon whose extinction and whose transcendence.

I get interesting emails. There are those who believe I wrote the book from knowledge I gleaned while working for the Navy. Not wanting to be consumed by a fictitious conspiracy of my own making--read Foucault's Pendulum?--be assured there's no extant crew roster for the USS Eldridge prior to her commissioning. (I looked. I live.) The Eldridge Conspiracy is a work of fiction.

Dr. Schmidla's extraordinary quest, though, is probably being carried on by others--genius and hubris are often inseparable.

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A blast echoed through the Chamber and a dark pillar of reeking fluid spouted where the creature's head had been.  The grip on Schmidla's throat loosened as the beast crumpled.  Gasping, he almost retched at the putrescent stench of rotting flesh.

Clothes soaked with the thing's ichorous blood, Schmidla sagged against the crèche.  "Thank you, Louis," he managed after a moment.  "I've never had one attain Potential so quickly, so monstrously."

Pale and shaken, Bartlett lowered the shotgun.  "Good lord, Richard!  Are you all right?"

"I'll be fine," said Schmidla, rubbing his throat as he stared at the grotesque corpse.  "That's not our sweet little Käthe."

"What was it prattling?"

"From the Dies Irae, 'The Day of Judgment'--the choir in Goethe's Faustus.  'Everything that has been hidden shall appear.  Nothing shall remain unpunished.'"  He shrugged.  "Goethe's finest work.  You know she was the last of the Blücher lot?  The last of all we had."

"So it's over?"

"It's over when I've succeeded.  And then it will never be over.  I didn't come this far to fail.  There are more of them out there.  And I will have them."

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