Alienation by Jon S. Lewis
(A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)

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Earth’s last line of defense against the coming alien invasion is 16-year-old surfer Colt McAlister.

But before he can save the world, he has to survive the day.

All Colt wants to do is return to his old life . . . where aliens don’t exist . . . where mankind hasn’t been targeted for destruction . . . and where his parents are still alive. Unfortunately life doesn’t work that way.

The United States government believes Colt holds the key to our survival, so they’re sending him to the CHAOS Military Academy along with his best friends Oz and Danielle. There they’ll be trained to defend Earth against a swarm of alien shape shifters known as the Thule. But someone is trying to eliminate Colt before he can lead that charge. Shocked to learn about key events in his past and unsure who he can trust, he is alienated and on the run.

In a world of high-tech gear, shape-shifting aliens, simulated reality, and hover boards, Colt must step into his true destiny before our world falls into chaos.

“Non-stop, action-packed thrills and excitement made it impossible to put down . . . [a] cliffhanger that left me wanting more.” —


About Jon S. Lewis

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Jon S. Lewis is the coauthor of the Grey Griffins Trilogy and the Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles. He also writes for the DC COMICS family of publishers. He lives with his family in Arizona.
Published January 3, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 289 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Colt’s Grandpa, a World War II hero, is the real-life basis for the Phantom Fighter, a comic-book character, and life often imitates the comics here, as when Grandpa’s car suddenly sprouts Gatling guns on each side of the hood, among other modifications.

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The book, however, was so noncommittal that William Burroughs, who knew Mr. Bowles, called it ''Without Telling.'' Virgil Thomson, another friend, said it read like a travelogue rather than a life.

Aug 06 1989 | Read Full Review of Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)


It's no surprise that Lewis writes comic books because the story reads like a comic book in book format -- and that's not a bad thing.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)


Alienation is book 2 of The C.H.A.O.S.

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The Christian Manifesto

As Colt begins to discover and learn to live with his superhuman abilities, you root for him every step of the way.

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I was first introduced to this book when I signed up for the book tour through Litfuse but after reading about it, I knew it was going to be a fun read.

Feb 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)

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