The Crossing (Hardcover)
A NEW NOVEL OF ALTERNATE HISTORY FROM A RISING STAR OF MILITARY SF
Behind enemy lines and displaced in time!
Before the Battle of Trenton, George Washington reputedly threw a coin across the river. What if that coin was a bicentennial quarter?
When a squad of ROTC cadets training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in November 2008 find themselves transported to December 1776 in the days before the Battle of Trenton, they find a Continental Army in disarray and General George Washington contemplating the potential of a bleak future. To make matters worse, they’ve lost a modern M-16 rifle to a roving Hessian patrol. Understanding the ramifications of such a discovery, the cadets have no choice but to report to General Washington. Without ammunition or their own meager supplies, can Cadet Sergeant Jameel Mason and his friends steel Washington’s courage and set the infancy of the United States of America back on track?
About The Crossing:
"The Crossing is a thrilling alternate history with vivid, compelling characters and relentless action. Kevin Ikenberry is a rising star of science fiction. His military experience and diligent storytelling shine." —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Uncharted, Clockwork Angels, and Navigators of Dune.
"Ikenberry understands very well what made the original 1632 tick; Ikenberry, like Flint, is a master at pacing his scenes, choosing just the right characters to be at just the right places to create a plot that ticks along like a metronome... Ikenberry wastes no words, and the result is compulsively readable."—Warped Factor
"I found myself wanting to read the sequel by the time I got to the end, always the sign of an excellent and gripping read."—Infinity Wanderers
About Kevin Ikenbery:
“Thoroughly enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to any who enjoy a good tale of future ground combat.”—Doug Dandridge
“[Ikenberry's] insight into the human side of the military mind has strong appeal.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Kevin Ikenberry's head has been in the clouds since he was old enough to read. Ask him and he'll tell you that he still wants to be an astronaut. With more than twenty-five years of experience in space science education, including managing the U.S. Space Camp program and serving as an executive of two Challenger Learning Centers, Ikenberry continues to work with space every day. A retired Army space operations officer, he lives in Colorado with his family. His home is seldom a boring place.
Ikenberry is the international best-selling author of The Protocol War series, featuring Colorado Book Award finalist Sleeper Protocol, which Publisher's Weekly called “an emotionally powerful debut,” and the sequel Vendetta Protocol. He is also the author of six best-selling Peacemaker novels in the Four Horsemen Universe, as well as the military science fiction novel Runs in the Family and the thriller Super-Sync. His short fiction has appeared internationally across various publications and anthologies. He regularly teaches classes for aspiring writers.
Ikenberry can be found online at www.kevinikenberry.com.