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The pressure is increasing as Parker is shouldering more and more responsibility for the success of the mission. The pressure is beginning to take its toll and Parker soon finds himself ostracized from the very friends he has promised to protect.
The nightmares are also intensifying.
Parker begins to suspect there are larger forces at work. Forces of darkness. Vying for his very soul.
The training intensifies as Parker and the other kids get up close and personal with their Battle-Suits for the first time.
They then proceed to make fools of themselves in front of the entire installation. Much to the consternation of General Ramsey.
Parker is as surprised as everyone when he is appointed Flight Leader, a role he did not ask for and one which he’s not yet sure he wants.
Parker and Sunny manage to find a few minutes alone together to enjoy some ice cream. Amid the uncertainty of their training, it is a small but definite step forward in their relationship.
Later that night, alone in his quarters and unable to sleep, Parker decides to venture alone to the hangar where his Battle-Suit awaits. It becomes a trip from which he very nearly does not return.
Will Parker and his friends measure up to General Ramsey’s demands?
Will two weeks be enough time to prepare for their mission?
What happens if it’s not?
Read Book Five of THE GO-KIDS to find out!
In a bizarre twist of a thirteenth birthday, Parker Perkins finds himself deep underground in a government installation the likes of which he never could have imagined.
General Ramsey shows Parker and his friends a terrifying video. They quickly realize exactly what they are up against.
It is at that moment that Parker realizes what it means to be a soldier. And he is terrified.
Some people say not to let yourself hope for much and you will be the less disappointed.
But sometimes hope is all we have.
Will General Ramsey’s plan actually work?
What happens if Parker and his friends don’t succeed?
Find out in this installment of THE GO-KIDS series.
July 13, 2047.
Thousands of heavily-armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are patrolling the skies over major American cities.
In the eastern United States, more than 6000 UAVs are highjacked via remote control. The autonomous UAVs are sent to attack major cities, unleashing a maelstrom of missiles and bombs before becoming deadly projectiles themselves.
It is the single greatest disaster in U.S. history.
But on that fateful morning, known simply as The Attack, Parker Perkins survives.
Three years pass.
Parker’s dad is overseas, attached to a Special Forces unit, determined to get some “payback.”
Parker’s mom is simply gone.
Parker spends most of his time at Skycade, strapped into a Go-Boy Battle-Suit simulator, getting some “payback” of his own.
But today is different. Sunny and Bubba convince Parker to visit Sky City Hobbies & Toys, to meet teen super-stars Colby Max and Igby Fry, and, most importantly, to see a real Go-Boy Battle-Suit. But Colby’s handlers soon announce that the appearance is over, and it is time for Colby to depart. Chaos erupts.
In the midst of the calamity, four men in dark suits enter through the back door. They seize Parker and depart, just as quickly as they came.
Parker soon finds himself riding an underground bullet train, accompanied inexplicably by Sunny and Bubba (and Colby Max!), stowaways who hide nearby in the darkness. Where is the train headed? What will happen when it reaches its destination?
ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE is the second chapter in the epic urban fantasy adventure series THE GO-KIDS. Universal themes of growing up, friendship, loss of innocence, and children coming of age in an age of war fill this story with fast-paced action, deep characters, and emotional impact.
Readers will come to know and love Parker, Sunny, Bubba, Igby, and Colby as their adventure unfolds.
Kingdom City, New York.
On the eve of his 13th birthday, Parker Perkins stands in the corner of his bedroom, his back against the wall. Constant, terrifying nightmares plague his sleep and he stares at his bed, exhausted, almost delirious, yet afraid to crawl under the covers. The brilliant lights of Kingdom City’s skyline glow on the other side of the glass wall of Parker’s bedroom on the 140th floor of Sky City South.
It has been a trying day and Parker is desperate to sleep. His dad is coming home on leave from the war tomorrow. It is Parker’s ultimate birthday present and he wants to look rested, so his dad won’t worry about him. Parker has only memories and 3-D lasergraphs to remind him of his mother, killed in The Attack three years ago, just before his dad quit his job and joined the Special Forces.
In the morning, Parker will enjoy a buffet breakfast with his best friend Bubba Black, perhaps receive a Happy Birthday greeting from Sunny Harper, with whom Parker has shared many tender moments in anticipation of their first kiss. Parker will then go with his dad to Sky City Hobbies and Toys, where he will get in line with the thousands of other kids eagerly waiting to meet their heroes Colby Max and Igby Fry, stars of the smash-hit Go-Boy feature films. Colby and Igby are even bringing their Go-Boy Battle-Suits. Parker yearns to get up close to a Battle-Suit. Though he likes Colby Max and Igby Fry and loves their movies, it is the Battle-Suit he most adores.
In the morning, on his way out the door, Parker literally bumps into a man in a menacing uniform. He knows instantly his birthday is not going to go as planned.
A SHADOW PASSED OVER THE SON is the first installment in the epic urban fantasy adventure series THE GO-KIDS, a series involving young protagonists dealing with universal themes of growing up, friendship, and loss of innocence, themes of children coming of age in an age of war.
Ride along during the ongoing adventures of Parker, Sunny, Bubba, Igby, and Colby, characters readers will come to know and love.