This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
The Marisol Deception is an Apocalyptic Thriller. That being said, it is fiction set in the time period that the Bible calls The Great Tribulation. The Bible describes in detail the events of the Apocalypse. For a factual presentation of the details that will take place upon the earth at some point, read the book of Revelation. But The Marisol Deception is fiction. Don't confuse the events of the story with the real-life scenario of Revelation.
I have seen and/or read so many apocalyptic thrillers over the years. I question my sanity in writing one. My only hope is to approach the Apocolypse from a hopefully unique perspective.
As always, I appreciate all the positive comments you leave, but if the truth be told, I learn more when you tell me what's wrong, what doesn't work, how can it be improved - so please feel free to leave constructive criticism as well in the comments.
Now, The Marisol Deception . . .
"But, Mr. President, do you realize the great position you are in? You'll be the hero of the American people for sure, but the world will love you, too. You'll have them eating out of your hand. You've been prepared for such a time as this. Your leadership will literally turn the world around."
"Yes, yes, yes, Wexford. But right now we have a crisis of major proportions we need to deal with."
"Oh, absolutely, Mr. President. But if we deal with it in the right way, the world will be begging you to be their leader. They will love you and will respond to anything you say. Money. Power. World control. What else could anyone want?"
"And what's in it for you, Wexford? I know you too well. You've been my trusted friend for too long. and in this business, trusted friends are hard to find. Are you still true?"
"Now, Mr. President, you know me better than that! Yes, we have a terrible situation on our hands, but you have to realize, too, that you've been afforded a tremendous opportunity. We've been pushing for a socialist America for so long, but you can actually make it happen. With each previous election, the party has been wearing down the American people. But with the catastrophic events of last night, it can become a reality. The American people will be glad to sell their souls to the United States Government.
"Surely you can see if you promise them a way out of this turmoil, if you promise them peace in these confusing circumstances, they'll follow you to their grave. But Mr. President, we must also realize it's just not America that is looking for a savior. These turn of events have infected the entire world. The world is looking to you, Mr. President, for salvation. The world has its eyes focused on you, waiting for you to tell them what to do. You need to make it happen."
The disaster from the night before was all that was on Dickinson's mind. At precisely 10:42 the earth witnessed a terrible shaking. An earthquake like no other had the earth reeling like a drunkard. Buildings toppled everywhere. Airplanes were forced from the skies by what was believed to be a violent change in air pressure. Further investigation found that some of the pilots were not found. Cars and trucks were spread over the interstates and highways like butter on pancakes.
The few eye-witnesses declared that just prior to the disaster, a loud sound resembling a trumpet was heard, and an extremely bright light flashed a split second after. Millions were missing. It became obvious that so many of the millions would never be found. A dark spirit bringing dark days covered the earth and seemed to rest especially hard on the shoulders of United States President Aaron Dickinson.
Kerry Wexford, President Dickinson's personal aide walked out of the room, leaving the President to study the speech he was to give later that evening. Less than 24 hours after the worldwide calamity, the eyes of the world were looking to Washington for answers - and not without reason. For so many years, America had been the powerhouse of nations, a leader of leaders. As control was gradually taken away from the people and gathered to the government, the power of the US was seen even greater by those countries who were seeking a strong socialist government.
Not a person on Capitol Hill would say the drive toward socialism was easy. Without a plan of great deceit and trickery, it would never have happened. But it did. Now, there was but one more nail to drive into the coffin of the American people, The march to rid the citizens of their freedom and control every aspect of their lives was nearing the end. The parade was crossing the finish line. Aaron Dickinson was the right person at the right place at the right time.
Wexford made his way back to the President. "Mr. President, are you ready, sir. You're on in five."
"Yes, Kerry. let's go do this."
On Writing Presidential Speeches
The lights flicked on. The teleprompter was in place. Dickinson began.
"It is with a heavy heart that I come to you tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time of great loss. America has suffered a great loss at the hands of nature. But there is one thing we have not lost - our hope of rebuilding. Will it be easy? We all know it will be one of the most difficult things we, as a nation, have ever had to do, but I also have the utmost confidence that our dream of an even greater America will be realized. I promise you, your government will not let you down.
"And to the world, I know you are hurting tonight. I also know that we are hurting with you and for you tonight. You can count on America to come through for you in your time of great need.
". . . I must admit, we do not have all the answers to last night's tragedy, but we have the sharpest minds in the world working on this. America and the world, we have your back."
"Mr. President, I've just been informed. You need to make plans to go to Area 51 as soon as tomorrow."
"Wexford, what are talking about? I don't have time to be away right now. I need to be here and do all I can to work this out."
"Mr. President. You need to pack your bags. It will all be explained to you upon your arrival.
President Dickinson was awakened by Kerry Wexford's phone call. "It's important that we leave now. We must hurry. We must leave before the sun rises. I'll meet you at the gate."
The sleepy president replied, "What's the hurry? Why is this necessary? I've not slept well since this whole thing happened. Area 51 can wait. I need to find out what happened to millions of missing people worldwide. You yourself said the world was looking to me for answers. Right now, my first priority is to find those answers. I'm accountable to the American people, if not to the world."
Wexford was growing impatient, but he knew better than to interrupt the president when he was speaking. He waited for a pause then he simply said, "Mr. President, we don't have to discuss this. This is a secret mission and we must be in the air before 6:00 a.m. I'll meet you at the gate in fifteen."
Wexford disconnected the call quickly to avoid any argument from Dickinson. Then he turned his phone off to avoid a return call and headed for the underground tunnel that would surface one-hundred-fifty yards from the waiting Air Force One. Dickinson frantically got things together and went to the basement of The White House. From there he continued to take another elevator two-hundred feet below the streets of Washington D. C. Wexford was there to meet him as he pushed open the gate to the dimly lit tunnel.
Not a word was spoken as they ran through the dimly lit, semi-dark of the tunnel. Exiting the tunnel into the even darker early morning, they ran to the plane. Air Force One was ready for take-off. They would talk more once they were in the air.
The presidential plane gracefully lifted into the dark turned gray as the first strokes of morning sunlight greeted the day. An agitated President Dickinson began, "Wexford, what's this all about? Why the rush? Why the urgency? Certainly, even you realize the necessity of getting to the bottom of this disappearance event. Something of drastic means happened, and it will take drastic measures to get to the answers we need. And may I remind you, We need to know what happened as soon as possible.
"I don't have time to go trapesing all over the country when there is important work to do. And if that's not enough, what are the American people going to think? Most are sitting by their televisions right now waiting to hear something. Wexford, you have some explaining to do."
Wexford wiped his brow. He knew this was going to be an extremely long trip. "Okay. Okay. I get it Mr. President. First of all, the American people will never know your exact location. They will be told via a press release that you are searching out answers to what happened, but because of the sensitive nature of the search, that is all of the information that can be released at this time. And Mr. President, you will be working on finding the answer.
"We'll be landing soon. Things will begin to make sense when we touch down, but this is a very secret mission. You will be meeting some very influential people with a lot of political power. Mr. President, this is your time to shine."
"Who planned this anyway, Wexford? I don't have time to hobnob with the rich and famous. I need answers. And why is it you seem to be heading this mission. You didn't even go through the proper protocol. I smell a rat, Wexford."
"Mr. President, I can understand your thinking, your surprise by all that has happened. The world has been changed overnight. There's pressure on you to come through. As I said, this is a very secret mission. The protocol had to be ignored because of the urgency of which you speak. You won't be hobnobbing so you can breathe easy. We are going to Area 51 for one reason and one reason only."
"Wexford, we need answers . . ."
"Mr. President, Area 51 is the answer."
- The Marisol Deception - Part 2
Marisol makes her appearance, but who is she, really?
© 2019 William Kovacic
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on April 20, 2020:
Hi, Denise. The Apocalypse is an overused topic for sure, but I hope this is a little different. I guess we'll see. I'm glad to have you along.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 19, 2020:
An intriguing beginning. I've seen lots of "left behind" movies and read lots of books on the subject. I can't wait to read your take on it.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on April 15, 2020:
Thanks, Eric. Better than Clancy? I don't think so, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 13, 2020:
Reading this as a novel. 1-14, I will be checking in. Better than Clancy
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on February 17, 2020:
Thank you, Manatita, I'm glad you approve.
manatita44 from london on February 16, 2020:
Your story style is excellent! It is engaging and flows well. I see no problem here. Peace.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on December 27, 2019:
Thanks for the added information, Lawrence. And I think you're right about the alien thing. I guess we'll see where it all leads. Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy New Year, my friend!
Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on December 27, 2019:
You've thrown us right in at the 'deep end' with Area 51.
I don't know what it houses, but one thing I do know is that the military and weapons research that goes on is often ten to twenty years in advance of where they tell us it's at!
I do know that Area 51 was linked with the Atomic Bomb testing sites, and some of the strange aircraft that were tested in the 1950s (that really did fly, and actually looked like flying saucers.) It was also used as the site to develop the B1 and B2 stealth planes.
Personally I think the whole 'Aliens' thing is one massive deception foisted on us by beings from another dimension, they're called Demonic spirits, but I'm looking forward to the rest of this story.
Happy New Year
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 25, 2019:
Sorry, I'm so late responding, Nikki. It's been terribly busy. Personally, I believe there is other life in the universe. Aliens? I don't think so - at least not the way we usually think of them. The Bible describes other life as either angelic or demonic. I do believe that's out there, and there's a battle going on every day between the two. Thanks for asking.
Nikki Khan from London on November 18, 2019:
This is new information about area 51. Quite interesting. Do aliens exist? I thought, these are all imaginary things to create a good film.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 18, 2019:
Thanks, Nikki. I'll check out their appearance. Area 51 is a secret military installation in the United States. Nobody knows for sure what goes on there, but it is believed to be a place where aliens communicate with the U. S. government.
Nikki Khan from London on November 17, 2019:
Looks like an intriguing story. Seems like America’s another secret mission. Your description is good Bill. And suspense is on board. I think if you describe their appearances as well. Would add up more spices.
Wondering what’s area 51. Heading to next to find out.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 06, 2019:
Area 51 is located in Southwest Nevada and is a secret military installation run by the air force. The government wouldn't even acknowledge its existence until 2013, even though it's been there since the middle 1900s. Nobody knows what goes on there, but many things are suspected from the development of poisonous gases to harboring aliens. it is said that an alien base exists and that they have met with every president from Eisenhower to Trump to guide them in their administration. Who knows? But at least, it gives fuel for another story. Thanks for stopping by, Lori.
Lori Colbo from United States on November 05, 2019:
You came out of the gates with your hair on fire. I was immediately caught up into the excitement of the story. I have never heard of area 51 so as always, it's nice to learn something new in your story. On to the next chapter.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 03, 2019:
You're welcome, Tamara. Our hope is not in a man but in the God of men. Thanks for stopping by. Part 2 will be up soon.
Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on November 03, 2019:
Thank you, Bill. I pray to our Lord for our great nation.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 02, 2019:
Hi, Ruby. I think America is in grave danger no matter who the president is. I think it's very possible, if not probable, that our great nation has had her last call. I pray she hasn't, but I guess time will tell.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 02, 2019:
Just call me Bill, Mr. Holland. it works every time! Glad you could come by for a visit.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 02, 2019:
I must say that I thought of Trump throughout the entire story. I know it's fiction, but the turmoil around the world leads me to believe we're in grave danger as long as he remains in our white house. Now, about your story, it seems so real. I really got an uneasy feeling in my stomach as I read it. You have that special knack of writing a plot that's believable. I know we do have a place underground where people went when the World Trade Center was attacked. I will be anxious to find out if Wexford is attempting a takeover of the white house.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 02, 2019:
We will have to come up with a nickname for you...The Master of Suspense? I think that was taken once. I'll work on it while you keep churning out the mysteries.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 02, 2019:
Hi, Dora. I hope thee will be enough twists and turns coming to keep your attention. Who knows what will happen at Area 51.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 01, 2019:
Read this earlier and came back. Didn't guess on Area 51, because given my history, I knew I would be wrong. However, judging from this intriguing start, I'd say that your head is full of all kinds of mysterious plots, and you got my attention.
William Kovacic (author) from Pleasant Gap, PA on November 01, 2019:
I certainly understand, Eric. But I'm glad you caught the first part.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 01, 2019:
Cool and I like this work.
But the Gov. paid for and compensated me for work out of White Sands and Area 51 radiation poisoning. So maybe I do not read more. A little too real.