Alex Cave

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Dead Energy Publisher's Summary

Alex Cave is leisurely cruising his sailboat in Puget Sound when a hysterical voice on an oil tanker begs for help on the radio! He sees the behemoth ship through his binoculars an instant before it is engulfed in a brilliant flash of white light, and when he responds to the mayday and arrives before the Coast Guard, he discovers the crew and 80,000 tons of crude oil have mysteriously vanished without a trace!

Alex Cave is just a geophysics teacher for a university in the town of Bozeman, Montana, USA, but he is also ex-CIA. The Director of National Security, Martin Donner, is his friend, and asks him to help the Coast Guard in solving what starts out as a small problem of stolen crude oil.

Initial thoughts are of a major oil leak, but none is found. When the bodies of the crew are found frozen to death on a mountaintop 150 miles away, Alex realizes there is more going on than just stealing oil.

Things go from bad to worse as more tankers are attacked and their crews killed. The few witnesses all claim to see a bright light and a rainbow effect surrounding the tankers, but how did it happen? The Alaska pipeline and west coast refineries are suddenly empty! Transportation of basic necessities cannot reach the cities!

Alex teams up with the supervisor for the All Alaska oil Company in Valdez Alaska, a man affectionately known as Bull by his crew, and Christa Avery, a physicist working with oil samples from the Alaska pipeline. Together they try to discover why all the oil is disappearing, and the mastermind behind the theft and murders. The only clue the trio has is a strange crystal that was found in the hold of one of the empty oil tankers. Under closer inspection, it seems the crystal is alive.

Meanwhile, people in the northwestern states are trying to survive, which has now become the one rule. The AOS, Army of Survival, initially recruits people who wish to learn the skill of survival. Now that skill is becoming a fact of life, and the army starts keeping people against their wills, and training them to become soldiers. John Everex, the new leader, is a man on a mission. He rules without compassion and kills without mercy. As one would expect, Everex and Alex's paths cross, with dire consequences for one of them.

Harold Woolley is a meek man, with a demanding wife and two teen age children. He becomes caught up in the struggle to survive, and mistakenly ends up at the AOS camp. When his lack of courage threatens his family, he tries to become the brave man needed to get them out of their desperate situation, but after being a coward his entire life, he doesn't think he can change.

Dead Energy has many different characters, and many different parts of the basic story, which all come together in the conclusion.

Each episode has one common thread tying each story into a series, but each episode is a new story, and can stand alone.

©2014 James M. Corkill (P)2016 James M. Corkill
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Energy

    • The Alex Cave Series, Book 1
    • By: James M Corkill
    • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Alex Cave is leisurely cruising his sailboat in Puget Sound when a hysterical voice on an oil tanker begs for help on the radio! He sees the behemoth ship through his binoculars an instant before it is engulfed in a brilliant flash of white light, and when he responds to the mayday and arrives before the Coast Guard, he discovers the crew and 80,000 tons of crude oil have mysteriously vanished without a trace!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Indiana Jones in the modern day

    • By Ray Johnson on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Cold Energy

    • The Alex Cave Series, Book 2
    • By: James M. Corkill
    • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Geology instructor Alex Cave receives the urgent message from a friend in Northern Canada. "The polar ice sheet is mysteriously expanding by thousands of square miles in a matter of minutes!" He begins a desperate race to find the cause, and joins the crew on board the high-tech research ship Mystic, but Captain Dieter has other plans for the stealthy craft and changes course to an unknown island in the Bering Sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cleaning the Atmosphere

    • By Betababe on 06-30-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Red Energy: Cold Energy, Part 2

    • Alex Cave, Book 3
    • By: James M. Corkill
    • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Geologist Alex Cave is trying to recover an alien artifact from the crater of a dormant volcano in the Aleutian Islands when things go horribly wrong. The device is stolen and taken to COBRA, a privately owned top-secret research facility south of Yellowstone National Park. His good friend Doctor Henry Heinz is kidnapped and forced to assist with the experiments, but their tests begin creating adverse effects throughout the park and threaten a super volcanic eruption, which will smother the Earth in a blanket of dust for a thousand years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buck Rogers on Groundhog Day

    • By Betababe on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Gravity

    • The Alex Cave Series, Book 4
    • By: James M. Corkill
    • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Giant globules of molten rock are floating up out of an ancient glacier. Alex and his friend Okana descend into the lava tube of a volcano and discover an alien artifact of incredible power. But before he can take it to a safe location, it is stolen by Janice Sloan, a ruthless woman dealing in stolen advanced technology. When she turns it on, the device begins changing the orbit of the moon and dragging satellites from the sky, but it won't shut down.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Man against the Planets

    • By Betababe on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

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