Most people are familiar with the story of the alien crash in Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. Fewer people are aware that a similar event occurred a few years earlier in April 1941 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. According to witnesses of the event, a saucer-like disc had crashed and four abnormally small, gray bodies of beings possessing featureless faces was discovered by authorities. A local pastor was called in by the authorities at the crash site to give the strange, dead beings their last rites. Shortly thereafter, the event was forgotten about; covered up by the US government and buried under the constantly evolving news of the Second World War, which was only just getting started at that time. Yet, what few people know is that a survivor of the wreck was recovered by US authorities and was shipped to Washington, D.C. for study.
The summer of 1941 was a time of foreboding in the United States. The nation’s capital had become a hive of espionage and covert activities. Soviet agents had penetrated President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration at the same time that Nazi spies were running amuck all across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. War gripped Europe and Asia. It was only a matter of time before the Americans would be pulled into the war as well. During this time, as America was officially neutral, Washington jockeyed for greater strategic position so that when the war did come to America’s shores, the US military would have access to the most advanced technology and weapons to beat back their enemies.
Upon meeting the alien survivor in secret and seeing the amazing telekinetic powers the small being exhibited, FDR immediately ordered that the being—which he affectionately nicknamed “Bandit”—be kept in the White House bunker for his own safety. But, the forces of darkness are aware of the existence of the alien, its incredible capabilities, and the technology that it had crashed to the Earth with. Every rival from the Soviet Union to Hitler’s Nazi Germany craves access to the creature. When Bandit goes missing from the White House bunker, all seems lost.
But, at a top secret Nazi missile proving ground in northeastern Germany known as Peenemunde, a strange bell-like craft and several smaller orbs of electromagnetic energy (all of which display incredible antigravity technology) are being tested. By 1945, as Berlin is losing the war to America and the Allies, Hitler orders the strange weapons to be deployed against the fleets of Allied bombers scorching the German countryside. FDR immediately realizes that Bandit is at Peenemunde and being forced to create these technological terrors. Together with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, General William “Wild Bill” Donovan, FDR sends an elite unit of commandos to penetrate Peenemunde and bring Bandit back to the United States.
This is a harrowing tale of world war being waged beneath the grand, cosmic war between gray aliens and their reptilian foes. Universe Destroyers: Bandit’s Tale is a prequel set decades before the events of Universe Destroyers and establishes the complex mythology of the series. Readers will be fascinated by the technology, intrigued by the history, and thrilled by the nonstop adventure.