The Trojan Project – Eileen Thornton, Author

August 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )


The Trojan ProjectThe Trojan Project – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

‘A strange light appears in the night sky above the Cherviots. A mist descends, shrouding the hills and valleys. Is it a natural phenomenon or something more sinister?’

Sarah had planned to be at a friends house for the night and her two daughters were to stay with a neighbor until her husband Pete returned to pick them up. He and three of his field workers had gone up to Top Meadow to check on Pete’s sheep herd. But, unknown to Pete, his daughter Jose came down with a sore throat and Sarah decided to stay home with her children.

Sarah had tried to call Pete to tell him that she was with the children but couldn’t get through. The only sound coming through her cell phone was static. Apparently the hills were blocking the signal. Sarah wasn’t that concerned knowing that Laura would tell Pete that the kids were with her at home. But as the hours passed, Sarah started to worry about Pete absence. It was getting late and he always called when knew he would be delayed. As she stood outside their home watching for his headlights to come up the road, she noticed a strange light hovering over the valley. As the light died out a green mist rolled in. Fear rose in Sarah as she stood watching. Everything was so still and quiet. Nothing was moving, not even the cows in the field. As Sarah’s fears increased she went in to check on her sleeping daughters. They had slept through the whole phenomenon but to ease some of her worry and fear she decided to spend the night in their room. Surely, by the time morning came, Pete would be in their own room sound asleep.

The next morning Pete was still missing. Sarah phoned her friends and neighbor in hopes that someone would know something about, not just Pete, but also the lights from the night before. But her calls were unanswered. In hopes of finding someone to ease her fears for Pete, she loads the girls into her car and headed down to the valley. She hadn’t gone far when she runs across Dave. Dave had been with Pete the day before and informs her that Pete, as well as everyone else from the valley, is dead. While telling her his story, Sarah started noticing that his flesh was melting from his body. His dying words to her is a warning to not touch anything nor anyone.

In Sarah’s attempt to find someone to help her and explain what has happened she drives to the next town to speak with the police there. Andy, the young constable on duty, actually believes she has lost her mind as she describes what she has seen. But when his superior comes in and hears about the death of Dave, who is one of his best friends, he heads to the valley to check it out for himself. As Sarah and Andy wait for his return, the military show up with full protective suits and weapons. And when they asked for Sarah by name, something tells Andy that he should take Sarah’s story seriously. He also fears for her safety with these men and tells the Sergeant that Sarah had gone back to her home and that the woman and children there with him are his own wife and kids. As the military unit leaves, he convinces Sarah that their life in in danger and they must leave immediately before they come back.

Follow Sarah and Andy as they are chased by the military all the way to London. See what happens when two unexpected people show up in London after surviving the light and mist. And find out exactly what The Trojan Project really is, who created it and why.

When I was a child, my family moved to Utah. I remember two nights that a neighbor came to warn us of the lights in the sky. The first night she knocked on our door around midnight. She was yelling and crying, trying to tell us there was a burning ball of light in the sky. The next night she came to tell us there was a burning rod of fire in the sky. Both nights we all went outside to see these lights for ourselves. And both nights we saw exactly what she saw. I can remember being scared but I couldn’t take my eyes off the lights as they moved across the sky. Later we were told the lights were experimental air crafts being tested by the military. I never really believed that story, but after reading The Trojan Project, I think I believe it now .

Great book. It will make you stop and wonder what really goes on behind our backs and how much is covered up forever.

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The Trojan Project By Eileen Thornton

August 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


  The Trojan Project Distressed at the disappearance of Pete, her husband, Sarah Maine is further alarmed when a sinister green light hovers over the Cheviots. Next day she finds Dave in the lane, his flesh melting. Barely alive, he warns her not to touch him and tells her that Pete is already dead. However, unbeknown to him, Pete is trapped in a cave with Josh, two dogs and some sheep. Sarah goes to the police. Sergeant Gilmore and Constable Manners go to check Sarah’s story leaving her with Constable Andy Simmonds. Finding Dave’s remains, the sergeant makes notes, but accidentally touches the melted flesh. His fingers start to melt. Manners tries to contact the station, but can’t get through. Bandaging Gilmore’s hand, he touches the fingers. Driving back, his hand begins to melt. Horrified, he veers off the road and crashes the car. At the station, Andy Simmons can’t hear his colleague’s report and believes the hills are blocking the signal. But his suspicions are aroused at the army’s sudden appearance, asking for Sarah by name. Were they listening to the police radio? Andy convinces Sarah of the danger and they begin a perilous journey to her parent’s home in London. Sarah is sure her father, as head of the government’s Scientific Affairs, will find out what happened. But with the military blocking the road at every turn, will they get to London safely. Meanwhile what has happened to Pete? And what was the mysterious light in the sky? There are so many questions, yet who has the answers?

Reviews:

 

Reviews for The Trojan Project

 

(5 Stars)  Terrifyingly Real –  An Edge of the Seat Thriller from Start to Finish!

 

The Trojan Project is, without a doubt, one of the finest thrillers by a debut novelist I have read in a very long time. This book had me hooked from page one and the storyline was so terrifyingly plausible that it sent shivers down my spine. Eileen Thornton weaves an ingenious plot and the characters are all too recognisable as normal, everyday people caught up in a horrendously frightening situation, where no-one is what they seem and no-one knows who to trust. The villains of the piece are all the more villainous because of what, rather then who they are, and I found myself cheering for the heroes of the book as they slowly unravelled the mystery behind the ghastly Trojan Project. The truly chilling part of this tale is that the scenario the author has skillfully created just might happen one day, and as a result, I found my heart beating a little faster at times as the chilling reality of that fact made itself so clearly evident. The book reminded me very much of the works of one of my own literary favourites, Robert Goddard and that is probably the highest compliemt I can pay to this author. The Trojan Project is without a doubt a beautifully crafted and chillingly superb read and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with a love for the thriller genre. Bravo, Eileen Thornton!

 

Brian L Porter

Author, A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper

The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel of 2008 Award Winner.

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This story kept me on the edge of my chair from page one.
Masterfully written, Eileen Thornton has captured the essence of events that are plausible and have a very real possibility of coming about in our world today.
This a very thrilling story that draws the reader in and holds them captive until the very climax of the book.
I have not read much of the Suspense/Thriller genre, however, if any of the future titles by this author come available, I will certainly be looking for them with relish.
This is a must title for any fan of the genre!

 

Donald Drake, author of The Coming of The One
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This book is not to be missed, it will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the last page. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait for Eileen Thornton’s next book. Terrrrific!!!!!

 

Gina Brandom

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What can I say…couldn’t put the book down until the end! If I had the money I’d purchase the FILM RIGHTS as this book would make a cracking BRITISH FILM….awaiting her next book.

 

Malcolm Bogaert

 

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Best wishes,
 
Eileen Thornton
The Trojan Project – Nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2009
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