From a review of THE SEVEN in the Arizona Daily Star:
"Is the idea of extra-terrestrial visits really as far-fetched as we think? In this debut novel, Fred Ellis Brock speculates on just how far government intelligence might go to keep an unsuspecting populace in the dark. Journalist and best-selling author Bill Sanders didn't reach the top of his profession by being gullible, so he's understandably skeptical when a boyhood friend claims his daughter has been abducted by aliens. But old loyalties run deep, so Bill reluctantly agrees to check it out — digging up the facts is his specialty, after all — and to his surprise they simply don't add up. Even more disturbingly, people connected with his investigation are inexplicably turning up dead.
"In a lively plot that gallops across a landscape of disinformation and treachery, Brock's hero peels away layers of artifice to arrive at the shocking heart of the intrigue. This is the first volume of a planned trilogy featuring Bill Sanders and his close encounters with The Seven.
"Like his protagonist,Brock is a journalist who has worked for major dailies including the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times, and has authored best-selling books on financial planning."
Following are some comments from Amazon reviewers about The Seven.
--"UFOs make for an intriguing topic, but the author's ability to incorporate real-life alleged sightings, great character dialogue, common hardships people face and an enticing plot with it is what makes this a must read.”
--"The plot is plausible, the pace is quick, and the ending left me waiting for the second and third books in this trilogy with great interest and anticipation.”
--"The characters are well drawn, not at all one dimensional, and the plot moves quickly and often unpredictably.”
--"Kept me engrossed from start to finish!”
--"Solid writing, believable characters, and a powerful ending so tantalizing you will hunger for the next book in the trilogy.”
--"The Seven is a fun read for anybody who enjoys a good detective story or action, thriller, or science fiction novels.”
--"A fantastic page-turner!”