By Whitley Strieber
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765313898, 336pp.)
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
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We are not alone. Millions of people are confronting aliens that authorities say do not exist. Whitley Strieber--author of the legendary, #1 bestselling book Communion, which detailed his own close encounters--now returns to the riddle of aliens with The Grays. Drawing from a lifetime of research and his own experiences, Strieber offers up a fictional account of the conspiracy behind the alien presence on Earth while also giving us a startling look inside the alien mind that will astound, frighten, and enthrall readers.
Meet the Three Thieves, a group of Grays assigned to duty in a small Kentucky town. They have been preparing a child for generations. Innocent Conner Callaghan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been breed to become, and what he must do to save humanity.
Meet Colonel Michael Morax, who strives to keep the secret of the Grays from the public for reasons so sinister, yet believable, that they read like truth . . . and very well may be.
And then there's Lauren Glass, government "empath" to the last surviving captive Gray, known only as B for Bob. Her unique talent to communicate with this captive Gray may be the only way humans can unravel their ultimate plan.
But when B for Bob suddenly escapes the highly secure underground Air Force facility that he's been captive in for years, it triggers a mass undertaking in that small Kentucky town. A frantic race begins, as the government must outmaneuver the Grays to keep the secret of the presence intact.
The Grays is a mind-bending journey behind the curtain of secrecy that surrounds the subject of aliens, written by the field's great master.
WHITLEY STRIEBER is the author of over twenty novels and works of nonfiction among them The Wolfen, The Hunger, Communion, and The Coming Global Superstorm (with Art Bell), which was the inspiration for the film The Day After Tomorrow.
"The Grays is the novel Whitley Strieber was born to write. The aliens feel so authentic, and their collaborators--our own high-ranking government officials--are so unforgettable, they will forever change the way you view the world.. . . The Grays will freeze your marrow. As with all of Whitley's books, you are in for the ride of your life."--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon
"Strieber's aliens and their blood-curdling plot to commandeer our very souls come shockingly alive in this utterly unique thriller. Whitley Strieber crams more thrills and chills into a novel than any other writer I know."--David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Soldier of God on The Grays
"In The Grays, Whitley does for alien occupation what he and Art Bell did for global warming and planet-wide disaster in The Coming Global Superstorm--which inspired The Day After Tomorrow. He has written the definitive alien occupation novel."--William J. Birnes, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Day After Roswell
"If Whitley Strieber isn't fibbing . . . then it must be accounted as the most important book of the year . . . of the decade . . . of the century."--The Nation on Communion
"Powerfully written and involving."--The New York Times on Communion
"Strieber comes through as both sensible and sincere. . . His book deserves to be taken seriously."--Boston Herald on Communion
The Grays will freeze your marrow. As with all of Whitley's books, you are in for the ride of your life.
Strieber's aliens and their blood-curdling plot to commandeer our very souls come shockingly alive in this utterly unique thriller.
In The Grays, Whitley has written the definitive alien occupation novel.
-William J. Birnes