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Event PDF, ePub eBook The Event Group is the most secret organization in the United States, comprised of the nation's most brilliant individuals in the branches of science, philosophy, and the military. Led by the valiant Major Jack Collins, they are dedicated to uncovering the hidden truths behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history—from underground agencies and conspirac The Event Group is the most secret organization in the United States, comprised of the nation's most brilliant individuals in the branches of science, philosophy, and the military. Led by the valiant Major Jack Collins, they are dedicated to uncovering the hidden truths behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history—from underground agencies and conspiracy theories to extraterrestrial life and UFOs. And now that a new, unspeakable threat has been revealed, humanity's greatest hope for survival lies with Collins and his crew. This time, the Group faces an enemy of remarkable strength and power. In order to ensure that history's errors never be repeated, the Group must team up with an unlikely ally to stop a deadly presence known only as the Destroyer of Worlds. Now, amid the desert wastelands of the American Southwest, the epic battle between two entities is about to begin….

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  1. 4 out of 5

    The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)

    This story gives us a good example of proper military protocol. “God Damn it Sirs,” the sargent said loudly and breathlessly, “Just a little (effing) faster next time?” Highly skilled team members willing to do anything. “Major, I’ve never flown one of those things in my life. I don’t even like riding in the (effing) things.” “What about the smaller one?” Collins asked, heading for the lone Blackhawk. “Are you nuts?” Ryan asked as he chased Collins. “Where is the Crew Chief for this Aircraft!” E This story gives us a good example of proper military protocol. “God Damn it Sirs,” the sargent said loudly and breathlessly, “Just a little (effing) faster next time?” Highly skilled team members willing to do anything. “Major, I’ve never flown one of those things in my life. I don’t even like riding in the (effing) things.” “What about the smaller one?” Collins asked, heading for the lone Blackhawk. “Are you nuts?” Ryan asked as he chased Collins. “Where is the Crew Chief for this Aircraft!” Everett called out. “Right here Sir,” a young spec 5 called out. “Can you fly?” Everett asked quickly, starting to grab his weapons. “No sir, I’m just a crew chief.” Jack slapped the man on the back and shoved him towards Ryan. “You’ve now been promoted to warrant officer and you will assist your new Pilot in the co-pilot’s station.” “Major-“ Everett and the injured Collins just turned and glared. Ryan Grimaced and ran for the imposing Blackhawk. And cool, calm leadership. “God Damn it Lieutenant!” Everett shouted. “Sorry, Sorry,” Ryan said, cursing under his breath. He spared a glance over to the specialist who was holding on for dear life. “Relax Trooper, I’ve got it now.” Brave instant heroes willing to risk life and limb for God and country. Then Ryan smiled and looked at the young specialist in the right seat. “You ready to be a hero?” “No Sir!” The man answered. Who aren’t afraid to speak their mind. “Sit down, sit Down you crazy Bastard!” The Specialist Screamed. “You waited long enough to say something besides ‘yes, sir’” Ryan Screamed back “and now you’re giving orders?” And never give cock-a-mamie excuses or pass the buck. “We were only passengers, Jack,” Everett replied, “I was trying to jump out of this thing when I hooked you. That (effing) Ryan can’t fly worth a damn.” All kidding aside, I enjoyed this story. It had me on the edge of my seat and leaning forward as I read, waiting to see what would happen next. In the first few pages, Golemon takes the time to establish at least some sense of what the main characters in this action-fest are like, and where they came from. Then, he starts to pick up the pace at an ever increasing rate. The Event Group, a specialized, super-secret organization that has been working directly for the president of the United States, since before the Civil War, has just brought in an Army Major who is also a former spec-war Army Ranger to take over security operations. He’s hardly there long enough to hang up his uniform and eat lunch before emergency strikes and he’s up to his armpits in betrayal, treachery, espionage, and some super high tech stuff that could curl your hair. A young Naval Aviator, pilot, just had a close encounter of the third kind and lived to tell the tale. His F-14 crashed into the ocean but not before he got a shot off at the UFO that ran into his airplane. Don’t you just hate those illegal aliens? They come down here and don't bother to get any UFO Liability Insurance. The fighter pilot’s phoenix missile isn’t much but it’s enough to take out one of the UFOs sending it plummeting to earth while he hung around in his ejection seat. That'll teach em! Both alien craft crash into the desert, but there’s a dangerous secret at Event Group. They have seen this before at Roswell and they know that something on one of those space ships want’s out…and that something is not going to be a very pleasant house guest. Okay, before I go into excruciating detail, and possibly more humorous intent, I want to direct you to the forward included by the Author, speaking about our military service members. He clearly states his intention to be respectful, treat the military with dignity and show their human side and their sacrifice. In my opinion, he does a very good job of that. Without glorifying who and what the military does, he allows a few very brief moments to show how the pressure and stress that comes with simply signing up to put on the uniform. He allows them to be the heroes, along with other robust action junkies, and he allows a more realistic image of what military people are really like in between acts of heroism and even cowardice. To David R. Goleman, speaking as a retired veteran, I say “BZ” which means, “Well done.” Now to the story. This story reads like a 1950s era monster movie. In the 50s, people believed in heroes. The Lone Ranger and Tonto still patrolled the west putting everyone's lives before there own. The book comes across with an almost naiveté’ about the darker side of human nature. This is written from a point of view that seems like it came before the Vietnam War ripped the rose colored glasses off and disrupted the sense of innocence that shaped our thoughts and the way we looked at the world. Since I enjoy the old monster movies, good and bad, it was easy for me to practice acceptance and enjoy the story on its own terms even if they were outdated and sometimes far fetched and stretching. I liked this book. I liked Jack Collins as a main character, or at least a pivotal character whom the plot turned on. I liked the concept of the “Event Group” and I thought the monster aliens (the Destroyers) came across as frightening, blood chilling monsters. The male supporting characters had been well thought out, and integrated into the story in solid roles. The female characters did not seem to have the same, tight, character concept as the male characters. Golemon did a good job of allowing his female characters to be put in heroic roles and allowing them to be very capable fighters and leaders. Had he stopped with that, they would have come across as equals to their male counter parts. His idea of romantic relationships seemed almost high school-ish in the story and broke most of the rules and regulations concerning Fraternization in the armed forces. Had he left all the romance out of the story, perhaps keeping Jack-Sarah or Lisa-Everett love stories and allowed his ladies to be more mature and complex, then the story would have been stronger and the female characters (especially the service members) would have seemed equal, at least equal in importance, as they should be. That said, this was the only thing I think could have been tightened up and I was able to accept this part of the story, flawed as I feel it may have been. This was an Action Adventure story not a Paranormal Romance. There was plenty of action to go around with some to spare. These were not your average James Bond Beauties, with the PhD’s in astrophysics and double "C" degree in modeling able to tell someone how to diffuse an atomic bomb yet unable to stand up quickly without braking a nail. These were intelligent warfighters, and scientists and as long as they weren’t caught exchanging goo-goo eyes with the hot new Major and his sidekick they managed to hold their own, some of the time. Gollie-jee-whilickers Wally, can’t you be nicer to the Beaver tonight? (I didn’t mind the descriptions, just how the romance seemed to make the girls appear weaker.) I think Golemon paced the story well. I liked the slow start while he set up the details of the Event Group and their staff and allowed some insight into who “Gus” and “Jack” really were. I also liked the way the pace ramped up exponentially, an ever increasing speed. The plot stayed neatly wrapped, tight, not frayed up to the last few pages of the exciting complex. The story read so smoothly that it almost seemed to simple until I stopped and made a short list of all the things that had been going on in the story up to where I was. This was a complex plot with lots of developing sub-plots and possibilities. The strange change in “mood” to a still serious but lighter, almost campi dialog in the closing chapters took me by surprise. I like the change, but it was like Golemon suddenly threw down his pencil and tossed the book to someone else to finish for him while he went for a latte’. Where did this new sense of humor in Jack come from? I liked it, but still haven’t understood where it came from or what prompted it. I’m not going to get into the things that might be similar to other stories, Tv shows, or movies. As far as I can tell, any similarities with other creative fiction works are unintended and likely stem from having the same source material, not because they were copied. If nothing else, integrating so many supernatural and/or scientific ideas is unique and enjoyable no matter what their source turns out to be. To summarize, I found this book to be exciting, fun, well-paced, with a complicated plot and believable human male characters and flawed but still strong female characters. The story moved well and read smoothly. The monsters were scary. I liked the international espionage angle to the plot and the concept the book is based on. Warning: The Destroyers are scary, mean blood thirsty alien monsters. They treat humans with all the loving tenderness of a meat grinder. It’s not a gory story, but there are gory parts of the story that may not be appropriate for children below a certain age or the squeamish and possibly vegitarians. There is cussing, plenty of it. The F-bombs are likely where I’d utter an F-bomb if I were in the same situation as the characters and Golemon does not hold back. There is plenty of violence. There are some blood-thirsty human killers in this story as well as the monsters so, again, this story may not be appropriate for children below a certain age, some nuns and various religious zealots. Legend is the next book of the series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mike (the Paladin)

    Oooooookkkkkkaaaayyyyy... here's another one I feel I need to be careful and diplomatic with. It was recommended to me by a friend who obviously likes it a lot. I'm not a fan of this one and I find (sometimes) that in cases where I'm not a fan I can be less than, as I said diplomatic. So, here goes. I can see why some might like the book.It's got a bit of action and lays out a nice (what I'd call) semi-invasion story. And I'd recommend that if you're into action or modern fantasy books (I side st Oooooookkkkkkaaaayyyyy... here's another one I feel I need to be careful and diplomatic with. It was recommended to me by a friend who obviously likes it a lot. I'm not a fan of this one and I find (sometimes) that in cases where I'm not a fan I can be less than, as I said diplomatic. So, here goes. I can see why some might like the book.It's got a bit of action and lays out a nice (what I'd call) semi-invasion story. And I'd recommend that if you're into action or modern fantasy books (I side stepped the phrase "urban fantasy" as that might be a little misleading as it's closer to a sort of science fiction/fantasy), then try this one yourself and see what you think. Okay, there's the molasses...now for the sulfur. I got into the book early and despite some what I called "quibbles" I thought it might shape up to be a pretty good story. Unfortunately it lost me...or lost my interest. You'll find a lot that's familiar here. A super secret government agency (established by Abe Lincoln no less) tracking, recording and collecting "Events" from Earth's past present (and future)...Noah's Arc or Amelia Earhart for example (and of course let's not forget Roswell...really you'll need it). Then there's the EVIL industrialist/weapons maker/super patriot...du-du-DU! There's the mercenary/s evil of course on spec and then when a mercenary won't stay bought!!!!! Of course let us not forget the aliens, both evil and nice.... Need I go on? As for the book itself, there are many ways to write a book, many literary devices, several points of view. The book can be told from first person, third person...telepathic transmission, whatever. This one is told from third person...omniscient story teller mode in other words. That's okay. It can be a very effective way to tell a story. Here the writer chose to...well, jump around from point of view to point of view. Again this isn't an unusual device. This character sees part of the story another sees another part and so on. The problem here is (in my opinion) that along with being a little disjointed some of the view points were,superfluous. I would find myself getting interested in the plot/storyline and then we'd shift. I've had this happen before. A book is told from several points of view and I'm really only interested in one. That's the way it was here, only more so. I finally just lost interest in the story altogether. I suppose I could list points of view...but that would probably do to my review what reading the points of view did to to the book. We even had what I came to think of as the "victim viewpoint". There'd be a chapter and we'd meet someone who (view spoiler)[ ended up getting eaten by the Destroyer Beast from the aliens, in that chapter. The chapter was there so we could see the beast...and how nasty it was of course. (hide spoiler)] . I finally resorted to my old standby and skimmed my way to the end. I knew by about page 100 I was struggling (as when I put the book down I really wasn't dying to get back to it). By page 150 the die was cast. (We'd started the book with an "Event" and now we picked up the "events" from the past...FLASHBACK along with viewpoint change!!!! GREAT!) So, if you like this one, I'm happy for you. If you don't know, maybe try it for yourself. As for me it's a bit of a "been there read that" and I really didn't care for it. Sorry. Two stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tim The Enchanter

    My #5 favorite read of 2013 An enthusiastic 4.5 Stars Not since I read my first James Rollins novel have I liked a "new to me" author this much. This series looks to have all of the plot points I find exciting in an AA novel. Secret Government Agencies. Check. Tracking down ancient/paranormal/unexplained/other-world objects or artifacts. Check. Guns and Explosions. Check. The only thing that kept me from giving this five stars was the cast of characters. I simply lost track of the characters. I My #5 favorite read of 2013 An enthusiastic 4.5 Stars Not since I read my first James Rollins novel have I liked a "new to me" author this much. This series looks to have all of the plot points I find exciting in an AA novel. Secret Government Agencies. Check. Tracking down ancient/paranormal/unexplained/other-world objects or artifacts. Check. Guns and Explosions. Check. The only thing that kept me from giving this five stars was the cast of characters. I simply lost track of the characters. I found it difficult to remember who was who as there were many different people in the book. Beside having a great plot, the was very well polished and well written. I don't know how I had not heard of this series sooner but this certainly will not be the last one I read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    This was a very good book, although the start was a little rocky. I think that this is an ambitious story, but the reward was sweet. I haven't read that many Alien Invasion novels, because I don't find them that interesting. However, Golemon took the events of Roswell and made it relevant and also far from cheesy. In fact, he took it in an imaginative direction. When people think of UFO and alien sitings, the 'little green men' always come up. Also, there seems to be a dichotomy when people spea This was a very good book, although the start was a little rocky. I think that this is an ambitious story, but the reward was sweet. I haven't read that many Alien Invasion novels, because I don't find them that interesting. However, Golemon took the events of Roswell and made it relevant and also far from cheesy. In fact, he took it in an imaginative direction. When people think of UFO and alien sitings, the 'little green men' always come up. Also, there seems to be a dichotomy when people speak of aliens, either the kind, friendly little green men or the evil aliens who want to probe and dissect humans, and have a sinister purpose. I really liked how Golemon speaks to this alien folklore in a very cool way. He also threw in the type of aliens that scare me like crazy, you know like the Ridley Scott/James Cameron xenomorphs, animalistic creatures of mass destruction with no pity and no morality, but only a hunger and a desire to propagate? The thought of those creatures of earth is massively scary. So it was a neat mix of what we consider aliens in popular culture. For the conspiracy theorists, there's a nice bit of government alien coverup conspiracy thrown in. The Event Group is integral to that, but also larger and more expansive. This was a really neat idea that I feel the author can take into many directions. I like the tidbits of other famous history elements that were thrown in, like finding the body of a certain 4th century King of Britain (you know who!). As I read this, I wondered how the author could take such a broad concept and cover it in the relative short 470 odd pages in a satisfactory manner. He does. The ending was quite epic! I hate that so many people died so horribly in this book. I guess that's how it would pay out if there was an invasion of such brutal aliens, but I still didn't like it. Quite a few wince-worthy moments, but also plenty of cheering as the good guy stick it to the next alien monsters of devastation. Other than the slow start, my major criticism was characterization. I felt that some the characters weren't as well-developed as I would have liked. I sure did like Senator Lee though. What a character! I would love to meet that guy. I pictured an elderly Gregory Peck as Lee. I liked his assistant, Alice Hamilton. Their relationship obviously was a lifelong bond, and it showed. I also liked Gus, the gold prospector who plays a pivotal role. I did like Jack Collins, but he did seem a bit thin at times. He could have used more fleshing out, I thought. Mainly portrayed as a man of action and deep principle. I would just like more of his inner life. I think that is the brooder/analytical thinker in me. I like to dive deep into characters and explore their inner lives as much as I enjoy action moments. I will look forward to following him in later books, regardless. Sarah certainly could have used more development. She seemed like a throwaway character to a big degree. I know with this ambitious story, it's hard to keep up with all the characters, but I feel that the author should pick the most pivotal characters and develop them to the best degree possible. I'm glad that this was selected as the group read this month. It was a fun, involving read, and while aliens are not a favorite theme or subject for me, Goleman perked my interest and took me on a varied emotional reading journey with this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Billy Young

    As I first began reading Event I was unsure if it was going to be good or not. Though the openiong chapter was a very good hook I felt the author spent to much on small details he could easily have left out. This slowed the pace a little but not so much that the tale stalled. As I read further this continued yet the story, as it unfolded, became faster pace racing to a climax that I could not wait to see. For this reason I found myself sitting several late nights in bed reading when my eyes were As I first began reading Event I was unsure if it was going to be good or not. Though the openiong chapter was a very good hook I felt the author spent to much on small details he could easily have left out. This slowed the pace a little but not so much that the tale stalled. As I read further this continued yet the story, as it unfolded, became faster pace racing to a climax that I could not wait to see. For this reason I found myself sitting several late nights in bed reading when my eyes were telling me they needed rest. An author that I may read more of in the future if I come across his works whilst browsing the bookstores.

  6. 5 out of 5

    SuperHeroQwimm

    Excellent story I would suggest for anyone who likes aliens =) the way they are described is awesome! I felt it was totally realistic if you are into conspiracy theories! The book is based around a secret government agency called The Event Group which deals with any information regarding age old undiscovered mysteries, conspiracy theories, aliens or UFOs, and pretty much just anything abnormal. Two UFOs crash in the US after encountering a military ship that sends a couple of jets to 'scout' it, Excellent story I would suggest for anyone who likes aliens =) the way they are described is awesome! I felt it was totally realistic if you are into conspiracy theories! The book is based around a secret government agency called The Event Group which deals with any information regarding age old undiscovered mysteries, conspiracy theories, aliens or UFOs, and pretty much just anything abnormal. Two UFOs crash in the US after encountering a military ship that sends a couple of jets to 'scout' it, and as facts start to add up, Senator Lee (Founder of the group) recognizes similarities between this crash and the mystery that was the Roswell crash (which had all the evidence stolen from a rival group of similar interests, and resulted in many of his personnel being killed).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Just finished reading Event. As far as first novels go, Event is pretty solid. I was skeptical when I picked this book up because I'm sooooo tired of the Roswell/gray alien deal, but I fought past that and enjoyed the book. What I found refreshing was the new take...or rather the non-boring take on the grays and their war with a slave-race. Of course, what I was really looking for in this book (and a lot of books I read...and write) were monsters/creatures/nasties/whatever you want to call them. Just finished reading Event. As far as first novels go, Event is pretty solid. I was skeptical when I picked this book up because I'm sooooo tired of the Roswell/gray alien deal, but I fought past that and enjoyed the book. What I found refreshing was the new take...or rather the non-boring take on the grays and their war with a slave-race. Of course, what I was really looking for in this book (and a lot of books I read...and write) were monsters/creatures/nasties/whatever you want to call them. And Event paid off in that category with a very original creation, the name of which escapes me. But they're very frightening, very cool and I'm sure we'll see them again in a future Event Group novel. On to the complaints and the reason for a star deduction. Honestly, I would have done 3.5 stars if I could have. The reason is 1. Characters. Now, I expect the character in these kinds of novels to be kind of thin. I don't mind that. But the cast of characters in Event is immense and even in the end I had trouble knowing who was who in the Event Group crew. The few locals in the story stood out as the strongest, but the Event Group cast, the people that will be coming back again and again, got lost. I THINK the main character was Collins, but I'm not sure. 2. The pacing was a tad slow for me. The fast pace beginning hooked me enough to pull me through the very slow middle and then end picked up to a nice, fever pitch pace, but that middle was so slow I had to really work at reading, which isn't fun. It paid off in the end with a great, action-packed climax, so it's forgivable, but still, slow. Overall, the book should do the trick for thriller fans and sci-fi fans alike. I liked it enough to pick up Goleman's second title, LEGEND, with the hopes that the pace set at the beginning keeps going throughout! -- Jeremy Robinson, author of Antarktos Rising, Raising the Past and The Didymus Contingency. www.jeremyrobinsononline.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Phil M

    Kinda slow, boring and predictable. Author takes too much time setting up for a whole series instead of crafting a good story. I found my self not caring about any of the characters. Was actually hoping for more to die to, you know, spice things up.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hanzel

    Very very good book, from the starting page to the last, "the action never stops!!!" Highly recommended!!!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    An Odd1

    Good at what it is. More horror than thriller. Flying saucer sighted 10 July 1947 Roswell USA, repeats crashes present-day Arizona, details 2 days disaster 7-9 July alien attack, finishes month with epilogue chapters. Reminds me of Sigler's Ancestor https://www.goodreads.com/review/show.... Gruesome gore. 'Destroyers' are big, bad, fast, bulletproof armored, leap on helicopters, swim through ground, and rip scores of people and large mammals apart with razor-sharp teeth and claws. Every red-bloo Good at what it is. More horror than thriller. Flying saucer sighted 10 July 1947 Roswell USA, repeats crashes present-day Arizona, details 2 days disaster 7-9 July alien attack, finishes month with epilogue chapters. Reminds me of Sigler's Ancestor https://www.goodreads.com/review/show.... Gruesome gore. 'Destroyers' are big, bad, fast, bulletproof armored, leap on helicopters, swim through ground, and rip scores of people and large mammals apart with razor-sharp teeth and claws. Every red-blooded comic-pulp aficionado knows that a brave American special-forces soldier Jack, who speaks for and to The President, will save cute boy Billy, the lad's best pal old coot prospector and single mom hardworking server of beer and burgers (circa 2000, owner too). Of course the cast includes a busty (politically correct now to also be brainy) blonde, God-preserved fool drunk, unstoppable ex-marine, silver-maned Senator, and crazy long-hair Injun. Featured Guest: small yet significant, sad-eyed little green alien. I flipped pages to find the requisite undeserving sacrifice and save-the-planet solution. The extraneous mother-son fiend conflict may be Oedipal or Freudian, is definitely unnecessary. There is a setup for a sequel; I will not be there. (view spoiler)[ Baited with cattle, the alkaline flats' dust weakens beast armor, so a bomb zaps them all at the valley's only narrow exit. The blonde bites it (gets bit, big time); surprisingly her boyfriend survives. The villain escapes with monstrosity eggs. Trouble will be back. (hide spoiler)]

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dee Haddrill

    First read - 21/08/2011. Second read -04/08/2013 Listened to audible - 31/01/2015 Listened to via audible - 11/08/2017 21/08/2011 - I've had this in my "to-read" pile for some time and finally got around to reading it, and I have to say that I was impressed. I found a bit too much technical jargon but I just skimmed over that. The characters were great and the storyline interesting. Definitely one for the fans of The X-Files and military fiction. Will definitely be reading the next one. 11/08/2017 First read - 21/08/2011. Second read -04/08/2013 Listened to audible - 31/01/2015 Listened to via audible - 11/08/2017 21/08/2011 - I've had this in my "to-read" pile for some time and finally got around to reading it, and I have to say that I was impressed. I found a bit too much technical jargon but I just skimmed over that. The characters were great and the storyline interesting. Definitely one for the fans of The X-Files and military fiction. Will definitely be reading the next one. 11/08/2017 - so I've just finished Event again for the fourth time. It seems I revisit the Event Group from the beginning every couple of years. With all the books out there to read, why do I keep coming back? Because every time I read about Jack, Sarah, Carl, Will and Jason (and of course every other much loved member of the Group), I feel as though I'm back home. There is seriously nothing about these books that I don't love. Listening to this on Audible just brings an extra dimension to an already amazing story, as Richard Poe had a fantastic voice that brings the characters to life.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dale

    Borrows heavily from movies and TV, decent action. Event is not a bad book, per se, but I kept on thinking, "I've seen this before." The book introduces a secret government agency called the Event Group which investigates historical legends, paranormal activity, UFO sightings, etc. They are sort of an X-Files, Men in Black and Delta Force rolled into one. The Event Group collects items of historical significance and studies them to plan for future disasters. They also keep these items secret. Why? Borrows heavily from movies and TV, decent action. Event is not a bad book, per se, but I kept on thinking, "I've seen this before." The book introduces a secret government agency called the Event Group which investigates historical legends, paranormal activity, UFO sightings, etc. They are sort of an X-Files, Men in Black and Delta Force rolled into one. The Event Group collects items of historical significance and studies them to plan for future disasters. They also keep these items secret. Why? I was never quite clear as to why Noah's Ark, the existence of King Arthur, or the arrival of the Vikings in the Americas in the 800s were state secrets. Plus, comments such as the Event Group not wanting to give King Arthur's body to the Brits because it belongs to "the world" seem silly when the Event Group is just storing Arthur in a vast underground base in Nevada. They are not sharing any of this information with anyone - they are just hording it... Read more at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dave Edlund

    I got hooked within the first few pages when two Tomcats engaged flying saucers. Yeah, what a scene!. Goleman continues throughout the book to weave incredible confrontations that kept me reading and loving it. The plot is original and has some good twists. The best way for me to describe "Event" is Matthew Reilly goes sci-fi. Unfortunately, the publisher did not do their part as the number of typos and misspellings is very large. Too bad, as it left a blemish on an otherwise spectacular story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    P.S. Winn

    Great idea for a book as a group is formed to uncover the truth behind conspiracies, myths and legends in history. Hold on for a thrilling adventure.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Fryland

    I love James Rollins, Dan Brown, Steven Berry, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, and I am sure I missed quite a few exciting authors in this list.. I really thought I would be adding David Lynn Golemon to my list of favorite and prolific authors based on the blurb on the book! But Event was just not as captivating as I wanted it to be! I love archeological mysteries - getting that bit of history always intrigues me. I adore special forces novels where a group is formed to deal with special situatio I love James Rollins, Dan Brown, Steven Berry, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, and I am sure I missed quite a few exciting authors in this list.. I really thought I would be adding David Lynn Golemon to my list of favorite and prolific authors based on the blurb on the book! But Event was just not as captivating as I wanted it to be! I love archeological mysteries - getting that bit of history always intrigues me. I adore special forces novels where a group is formed to deal with special situations. But this book didn't quite capture me the way I wanted. It is well written, there are some beautiful descriptions. The characters are appealing, although not as fleshed out as I would like. I always love aliens, but the evil one in this book just didn't work for me. Interesting concept of its molecular makeup, but the goofy name it was referred to by really bugged me. Just didn't seem right. I will read the next book in the series -- perhaps the next book with the same characters will grab me more! An btw, I wish I could write a tenth as well as this author -- I feel badly critiquing writing that I am incapable of coming close to producing. So this review is as a reader in awe of the talent of this writer, but I just didn't connect to it as well as I thought. Perhaps I built it up too much prior to reading!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    Oh my…Commander Jack Collins has a place in my heart. (For those of you that love tough army boys, like this girl right here, this is one of them) It begins with the Roswell incident back in 1947, “the biggest cover up” of the United States, the plot develops from there when 50 years later the same thing happens with a very, very different outcome with plots, and intrigue coming from all directions Loved the character development, yet not a study of them. Haven’t read the others (yet) but This boo Oh my…Commander Jack Collins has a place in my heart. (For those of you that love tough army boys, like this girl right here, this is one of them) It begins with the Roswell incident back in 1947, “the biggest cover up” of the United States, the plot develops from there when 50 years later the same thing happens with a very, very different outcome with plots, and intrigue coming from all directions Loved the character development, yet not a study of them. Haven’t read the others (yet) but This book lays the foundation for understanding who the Event Group is, and its members. This is the first book of the author that i read and although, half way through the book i found it took me a bit to get used to his writing (not that many dialogues) it did keep me on the edge to very end. There is an abundance of characters here, but its really easy to keep track of all of them. This book is filled with action, suspense, aliens, intrigues and a liiitle bit of romance. I'm definitely starting the read the second book, can’t wait!

  17. 5 out of 5

    William

    I really liked this debut thriller from Mr. Golemon, and simply devoured the second half of the novel as the blood and gore spilt readily from the pages. While it seemed most of the main characters could withstand just about any attack suffered at the hands of the alien invaders, others did not which made for the occasional surprise. I do hope that the characters become more fully drawn in the next books, as many of the survivors represent the same old stand-by stereotypes present in similar pie I really liked this debut thriller from Mr. Golemon, and simply devoured the second half of the novel as the blood and gore spilt readily from the pages. While it seemed most of the main characters could withstand just about any attack suffered at the hands of the alien invaders, others did not which made for the occasional surprise. I do hope that the characters become more fully drawn in the next books, as many of the survivors represent the same old stand-by stereotypes present in similar pieces. And why are so many of the "hero" characters in these novels get named "Jack". Maybe someday we'll have the strong, military-trained protagonist from one of these novels named Cecil. Until then, I will certainly recommend to any one who is a fan of James Rollins and Douglas Preston to check out David Golemon. You will certainly like what you find. .

  18. 4 out of 5

    R.K. King

    This was a fun ride of a story. It's great pulpy adventure fun with decent flavors of military and conspiracy mixed in. Think Indiana Jones meets Tom Clancy meets the X-Files (or Tomb Raider for the gaming crowd). Golemon did a great job of hooking my interest, and his use of military jargon/situations is really well done. I don't know his life story, whether he did military service or is just really great at his research, but either way I enjoyed it. Using the Roswell Incident as a jumping off po This was a fun ride of a story. It's great pulpy adventure fun with decent flavors of military and conspiracy mixed in. Think Indiana Jones meets Tom Clancy meets the X-Files (or Tomb Raider for the gaming crowd). Golemon did a great job of hooking my interest, and his use of military jargon/situations is really well done. I don't know his life story, whether he did military service or is just really great at his research, but either way I enjoyed it. Using the Roswell Incident as a jumping off point for the series was a perfect tactic, and I'm definitely interested in the rest of the books. Join the RK King readers' list for an exclusive FREE short story, plus inside info, musings, promos and more: RK King Writes

  19. 4 out of 5

    Doug Raubacher

    The first book in the "Event Series" of thrillers. Stumbled on this as it was recommended by Kindle to me. Glad I read it. A mixture of Science Fiction, History, and Thriller, it has all the ingredients I like in a recreational read. All that was needed was for the intriguing premise to be executed with some good writing and Goleman does not disappoint. Roswell, New Mexico 1947; Moon exploration and discovery; Alien invasion, and political mechinations, are all elements of the plot. They are all The first book in the "Event Series" of thrillers. Stumbled on this as it was recommended by Kindle to me. Glad I read it. A mixture of Science Fiction, History, and Thriller, it has all the ingredients I like in a recreational read. All that was needed was for the intriguing premise to be executed with some good writing and Goleman does not disappoint. Roswell, New Mexico 1947; Moon exploration and discovery; Alien invasion, and political mechinations, are all elements of the plot. They are all pulled together so well that I had trouble putting the book down. Can't wait to get into the rest of the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    Disclaimer: I did not actually finish this book. It might have gotten better, but as of Chapter 13 (about 175 pages in) it was still a mess of one-dimensional, unbelievable characters, stilted dialog, ridiculous plotting, and boring exposition. This read like a fan fiction of a made-for-SyFy-channel movie starring Dean Cain and Dolf Lundgren. I might have enjoyed that movie, but I couldn't stand the book. The author does, at least, show a basic grasp of grammar and writing structure and it's pos Disclaimer: I did not actually finish this book. It might have gotten better, but as of Chapter 13 (about 175 pages in) it was still a mess of one-dimensional, unbelievable characters, stilted dialog, ridiculous plotting, and boring exposition. This read like a fan fiction of a made-for-SyFy-channel movie starring Dean Cain and Dolf Lundgren. I might have enjoyed that movie, but I couldn't stand the book. The author does, at least, show a basic grasp of grammar and writing structure and it's possible that future books may improve the point of being fun.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Aliens, underground monsters, secret government units, private industry, a Navy Seal, and a Army Ranger...lions and tigers and bears--OH MY! Event is the first book in this series, I picked up the first 3 at a garage sale, and now I'm going to have to get the rest of them as soon as I read what I have. When I finally got around to starting this book, I couldn't stop. I loved it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    J. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Good story, good characters. I was only going to read this book, but I think I will eventually read some more in the series. Update: Second listen. Still a pretty good book. Good narration. I really want to listen to book 6 in this series, but don't care about the four in between, not sure what I'll do about that.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Candi

    This book was very fast paced. Something was always happening. I really enjoyed the tour of vaults in the beginning. I wasn't expecting the amount of gory details but I don't mind it. Great read if you like sci-fi/aliens.

  24. 5 out of 5

    David Elkin

    The first of the series. What a hoot. I am not quite sure Roswell went down this way but it is sure one helluva fun read. If you like kick butt non-stop action with just a little intelligence thrown in, make a point to read this one.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Werretired

    Page turner from beginning to end.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brett

    Good solid, action-packed story. I am already deep into the second book of the series and have bought number three as well.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    If you ever wondered what a Syfy original movie would be like in book form, look no further than Event. Imagine if, instead of being a tiny, nigh-forgotten branch of the FBI, The X-Files was about a huge, highly-funded, paramilitary branch of the government, and that's kind of the setup for the Event Group. It's even got the heavy emphasis on Roswell aliens, except here, they've got bio-engineered murder machines to do their dirty work for them. The plot itself is about as straightforward as you If you ever wondered what a Syfy original movie would be like in book form, look no further than Event. Imagine if, instead of being a tiny, nigh-forgotten branch of the FBI, The X-Files was about a huge, highly-funded, paramilitary branch of the government, and that's kind of the setup for the Event Group. It's even got the heavy emphasis on Roswell aliens, except here, they've got bio-engineered murder machines to do their dirty work for them. The plot itself is about as straightforward as you can get, this side of a Hollywood popcorn flick: Due to a clash of ideologies, the Roswell aliens failed in their plan to wipe out life on Earth. Now, fifty years later, they're trying again, and it's up to a bunch of manly men with guns to stop them, and their fast-breeding, killer pets. It's clear pretty much from the word "go," that Golemon is a military enthusiast. I hope you like hearing just how much thrust a particular model of jet engine puts out, or exactly how many rounds (and what caliber) are in a clip for each specific make and model of rifle that shows up, because Golemon is dead-set on telling you. However, it also becomes clear that an enthusiast is not the same thing as an expert, because when he gets something wrong, he gets it laughably wrong. The most egregious example is in his misunderstanding of what a neutron bomb is. At one point, a character posits using one because there would be, and I quote, "no radiation." The entire point of a neutron bomb is to bathe an area in radiation, but without the destructive blast, so you kill everyone there, but leave the infrastructure intact. That he would spend so much time going into exacting detail about other things, only to get something like this wrong is baffling. That said, there is a certain amount of enjoyment to be found here--for all the wrong reasons. Like watching an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, you're not here because the material itself is good--you're sticking with it, because it's so bad that it's entertaining. From the stock characters, to the poor prose (when Golemon finds a word he likes, he'll use it multiple times in quick succession), to the sheer ridiculousness of the plot, Event manages to hit a sweet spot of ironic fun, because it doesn't realize it's doing all these things so terribly. That complete lack of self-awareness is what kept me turning the pages. Make no mistake, Event is a bad book, but I'm not upset at all that I sat through it. So long as you know what you're getting into (and if you can find a cheap copy like I did), you might get a kick out of it, too.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jean-Michel Desire

    It's been a long time since a book has left me with mixed feelings. So here's the dilemma and the result. The Event Group and its mission: an absolute fantastic idea for which I will definitely read other books in the series. This first event about the aliens: well, personally, I expected perhaps too much out of that Roswell cover-up event. I need to emphasize here that it is my expectations alone that have caused the dilemma, because the book is well written, full of adrenaline-rush action mixe It's been a long time since a book has left me with mixed feelings. So here's the dilemma and the result. The Event Group and its mission: an absolute fantastic idea for which I will definitely read other books in the series. This first event about the aliens: well, personally, I expected perhaps too much out of that Roswell cover-up event. I need to emphasize here that it is my expectations alone that have caused the dilemma, because the book is well written, full of adrenaline-rush action mixed with the ever-needed heroism that all of us look up to in one form or other for inspiration. However, the alien aspect is to me just a rehash of what's been done too many times over, without significant innovation. To be clear, it's a thoroughly enjoyable thriller, simply missing a couple of ounces of innovation. I have no doubt that I will enjoy other adventures in this series but for this first one, I'll sincerely stay at four on five.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Charles Collard

    for an action novel that features a primarily military cast the author should really do some basic research on the US armed forces. an F-84 Sabre jet? that's a thunderjet pal. a Lieutenant Commander that re-up's his enlistment? those guys are commissioned officers, not enlisted men. neutron bombs with no radiation? they are pretty much the exact opposite. after a while this kind of thing gets pretty tiresome. I think we need a rule that an author may not insert more than one military character in for an action novel that features a primarily military cast the author should really do some basic research on the US armed forces. an F-84 Sabre jet? that's a thunderjet pal. a Lieutenant Commander that re-up's his enlistment? those guys are commissioned officers, not enlisted men. neutron bombs with no radiation? they are pretty much the exact opposite. after a while this kind of thing gets pretty tiresome. I think we need a rule that an author may not insert more than one military character in their books unless they have served in some branch of some countries armed forces. as to the science fiction elements of the story: conceptually ok i guess, i think it pretty unlikely that a high order lifeform of any species would be likely to eliminate its own food source, but whatever.

  30. 4 out of 5

    James Yaklin

    I want to like this book, I really do. Three story is really really good but unfortunately the writing just doesn't keep up well with it. A story lives and dies by the author and unfortunately this author makes to many mistakes. Most notable is a series of continuity errors that at times made the narrative confusing to read. However, in addition there are a few spelling and grammar errors. The editors should have been more careful. As for the story, it is very interesting albeit a bit too fantas I want to like this book, I really do. Three story is really really good but unfortunately the writing just doesn't keep up well with it. A story lives and dies by the author and unfortunately this author makes to many mistakes. Most notable is a series of continuity errors that at times made the narrative confusing to read. However, in addition there are a few spelling and grammar errors. The editors should have been more careful. As for the story, it is very interesting albeit a bit too fantastical. Part of a good sci - fi story is maintaining a small thread of believability. Unfortunately, Mr. Goldman relies a bit too much on fantastical and hard to believe devices to bring his story together. I want to like this book and this series but I don't think it's in the cards.

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