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We are not alone
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
This novel is a real short but fast paced story. Connor has become more involved at Sanctuary since assuming the role of Mayor. He also developed a program to help the CFS personnel find a way to effectively deal with their PTOS from their service during the Vemus attack. He has arranged for a special exploration camping trip to check out a NEIIS site for Dash who is now in charge of his own department. The site was just located on the NEIIS map but appears to be a site with a non-functIoning consoles, but when Connor arrived at the site he noticed good different was the geography which appeared to have sustained heavy attack which destroyed the buildings. As the group spreads out to check the area they find a hidden bunker underneath a small hill. The door couldn't be opened but Connor finds a way in through the roof and enters bringing Noah and two others with him, leaving the rest to guard the outside. What they find is an old bunker with a room full of stasis is but only one is undamaged. While trying to access the console, they activated the one pod to power open by because of the damage to the bunker the cover doesn't open properly and they have to help the NEIIS individual get out of the pod. After he gets his bearings, he sees all the damaged pods and starts reacting by screaming and then running through the bunker. Connor and Noah follow the NEIIS but send the other two to inform the rest of the group. Rhyars climbed into the bunker after the console activity alerted but the NEIIS has a vocal ability to cause them to withdraw. He leads Connor and Noah out of the bunker via an escape tunnel that he accessed the door to enter. They established a small method of communication with him and he gestures for them to follow to another
location. To access this new site,they have to climb a mountain where they find vehicles and working console, which they access to find another site over in an area near a big body of water that has a more tropical weather zone. The NEIIS wants to go there immediately but Connor trys to stall is he can get back-up help but the NEIIS knocks him out and kidnaps him and flies out using one of gliders. After sending coordInates to Sierra, the group follows with the rovers. Connor has been taken to what appears to be a military base, where the NEIIS leaves him outside of a building to cross over to another by bypassing the animals guarding the section. Once inside Connor has to battle with the NEIIS for his PDA, which gets damaged from the struggle, but because of all the console Connor can send a signal if he can get away. When he does, he also explored the building and found a room filled with thousands of stasis pods and the NEIIS activating a bunch of them. When the group reaches his location and is able to communicate with him, a plan is devIsed to both rescue Connor and destroy the power score to stop full activation of all those pods, based on the hyper- aggressive behavior against others by the NEIIS. When they return home to Sierra, Connor is treated for hIs injuries and when he has healed enough is called to a "informal" meeting to discuss the events that occurred with the NEIIS and the group actions. He was told that a committee was being formed to discuss protocol for future situations and he was politely told to go back to Sanctuary since he was the Mayor there. But he has decided to develop his own protocol setup too.