Derrick McCartney’s new novel ‘McMinnville’ is released, a sci-fi mystery following a dying detective who seeks the truth of startling UFO photos and a childhood disappearance
Derrick McCartney’s “McMinnville” has been released worldwide. This 432-page sci-fi novel explores the very nature of truth as protagonist Ray Baker struggles to come to terms with startling evidence that challenges everything he knows about the world. A retired NYPD detective mourning the loss of his wife and dying of cancer, Ray returns home to McMinnville and finds himself investigating the veracity of astonishing UFO photos taken in 1950 and a mysterious mystery-defying disappearance. logic that took place the same evening. Focusing more on the mental turmoil of encountering the paranormal than on alien and action scenes, McCartney crafts a compelling story that challenges the characters’ deepest beliefs and questions everything they know. on the world. This unconventional, spooky, and often humorous novel is about accepting the incredible, steeped in real-world history, science, and investigative techniques. The novel is the first installment in an upcoming trilogy that explores the UFO phenomenon and advanced physics through the lens of rich characters whose lives change as the truth unfolds.
Mc Minnville (ISBN: 9798985975970) can be purchased from retailers worldwide, including barnesandnoble.com and Amazon. The paperback retails for $16.99. Bulk orders are available through Ingram.
From the back cover:
Two photographs taken on a spring evening in 1950 that seem to show the impossible – we are not alone. A thirteen-year-old girl disappears the same evening, but returns thirty years later without aging a day. A dying detective searching for the answers to a mystery encounters a deeper mystery that challenges all of human history and the science upon which the universe is based. McMinnville is the story of a man who accepts his mortality and inconceivability, while falling in love a second time, which he thought was impossible.
Ray Baker is a retired NYPD detective, dying of cancer and facing crushing loneliness after the death of his wife. He wants the last months of his life to count by traveling across the country to where he grew up. Along the way, he stumbles upon a cold case that took place on May 11, 1950, a few hundred yards from his childhood farm outside McMinnville, Oregon. At just past seven o’clock that day, Eleanor Forsyth was feeding her rabbits when she looked up to see a craft hovering silently towards her. She asked her husband, Glenn, to come over with his camera. Within seconds, he took two photographs before the craft rolled over and sped away. This is the story that appeared in the Telephone Register, McMinnville’s local newspaper under the headline “At Long Last – Authentic Photographs Of Flying Saucer”.[?]A month later, the photographs were featured in the June issue of Life magazine. Were they real or a clever hoax? Ray takes it upon himself to answer this question, applying his considerable detective skills. But in doing so, he steps through the looking glass into a world that makes him question everything. If that wasn’t enough, he also discovers that there’s a clock and it’s ticking. McMinnville is the first book in a trilogy that follows Ray Baker’s pursuit of life, love, and the truth, which is most definitely out there.
About the Author:
Derrick McCartney was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in Tennessee before moving to the Washington, DC area. Despite a degree in Soviet and East European studies, he has made a name for himself as an expert on North Korea. After a stint in the US government, he spent most of his career in defense think tanks. He has published several books and articles on international security affairs under his real name. This is his first work of fiction.
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