After facing off with the aliens in the woods of Pleasant Valley, the MMD travel halfway across the continent, hoping to become members of a larger colony of survivors. Along they way, they encounter more battles with marauders and wild animals, and also have to deal with the mental disintegration of one of their members.
The MMD arrives in Big Springs, Nebraska, where they seek to assist in rebuilding society. Soon Daron finds himself at odds with the colony’s leader, a megalomaniac named J.D. Cooks. Furthermore the colony has the appearance of a POW camp. When he sees that the area is patrolled by armed guards, Daron suggests to his cohorts that they develop a plan of escape, if needed.
Over the years Daron and Cooks engage in an epic battle of wits. While keeping an eye on Cooks, Adam discovers that the Colony leader is collaborating with aliens to create a species of human-alien hybrids. By this time, Adam is twenty and a student of military history and strategy. He leads a coup that leads to the destruction of Big Springs and a neighboring colony that has been infiltrated by hybrids.
However, the war is just beginning as Daron leads a small group of soldiers in a fight against an alien base in New Mexico, and Adam leads a ragtag army into the mountains of Ascencion, Mexico. There the final battle for mankind’s survival takes place
Timothy N. Stelly is a poet, novelist and screenwriter from northern California whose 2008 novel, HUMAN TRIAL (All Things That Matter Press), is the first part of a sci-fi trilogy that tells the story of an alien attack that decimates nearly all human, animal and plant life on earth, and explores the human dynamics that unfold as America attempts to rise from the ashes.
HUMAN TRIAL II: ADAM’S WAR (2010, All Things That Matter Press) is a tale of romance, revolution and rebirth as Adam Turner leads an outgunned contingent of everyday Americans into battle against their alien nemesis.
HUMAN TRIAL III: NATIONAL SECURITY is due in 2012. Also coming in 2012: NATHAN’S COUGAR, an erotic comedy about a young man who seduces his best friend’s sister and mother.
Stelly is also a contributor to the AIDS-themed anthology, THE SHATTERED GLASS EFFECT (2009) . His story SNAKES IN THE GRASS, Is a tale of love, betrayal and its sometimes deadly consequences.
In 2005, Stelly won First Prize in the Pout-erotica poetry contest for his erotic piece, C’mon Condi.