Sample Chapters of The Perseid Collapse

I have decided to release “unedited” chapters of The Perseid Collapse periodically until the novel’s release in December. A fair number of you have waited VERY patiently for me to return to the apocalyptic genre, so I thought I would give you something to hold you over until the launch. I anticipate posting roughly one chapter per week through November, which should bring you about a third of the way through Alex Fletcher’s latest survival journey.

Yes, the Fletchers are back, just as the United States has effectively settled into a comfortable, but tenuous post Jakarta Pandemic routine. A new era of isolationism has emerged, with the economy stabilized and the population better prepared for disaster.  On the surface, its business as usual in the United States, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that one thing has remained the same. Trust in the government is at an all time low. The collective memory of twenty-six million deaths (nearly one in every ten citizens) during the Jakarta Pandemic runs like a shallow current, waiting to break through the thin facade of prosperity and confidence. The Perseid Collapse takes place in 2019, six years after The Jakarta Pandemic. It starts with a “Mass Event” that instantly shatters the fragile barrier…and unleashes a torrent of fear, panic and mistrust.

Of course, the Fletchers will be caught up in the middle of it…and they’ll no longer have the option of secluding themselves in the comfort and safety of their “prepper” paradise. I’m taking all of that away from them in The Perseid Collapse…from the very start. If you enjoyed The Jakarta Pandemic, or my Black Flagged novels, I guarantee this one will grab you from the beginning. Part technothriller, all apocalyptic…The Perseid Collapse is the best of both worlds.

You can find and download the chapters from my blog, either at the top right corner of my blog or on The Perseid Collapse page accessible at the very top of my blog. The chapters are available in Word or PDF form. You can save these on your computer and upload them to your Kindle. If you don’t know how to do that, let me know…it sure beats reading on a computer screen.  


  1. Gary says:

    I liked _The Jakarta Pandemic_ and I will buy _The Perseid Collapse_ when it is released.
    I apologize for the following comment in advance, but I notice math.
    In Chapter 4 you say “…the target had a radar cross section over nine hundred thousand…That would put the diameter over three hundred meters…”
    If this area is simply A = Pi * R * R, then an area over 900,000 means that the radius of the object is over 535 meters, and the diameter is over 1070 meters.
    Perhaps you meant to say that the area was ninety thousand. This would give a radius of 169 meters, and a diameter of 338 meters.
    Or perhaps you mean that the character in the novel is in shock, and made a mistake.

  2. Steve K says:

    Thank you Gary. Based on my notes, you are right. I must have fat fingered an extra 0. Nice attention yo detail on that one…frankly, I was out of my depths on that one to start. 🙂

  3. Gary says:

    The recently posted “Chapter 8” contains the same text as the earlier posted “Chapter 7”.

    Please may we have the ‘real’ chapter 8. Pretty please. 🙂

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