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Publisher's Summary

Change is inevitable. It's heading for Earth at 12,000 miles per hour...and it will land virtually undetected. For Jack McAllister, a young writer who has finally launched a career for himself, it begins tragically: his estranged father, a former NASA engineer, dies suddenly at his home in Merriweather, Indiana, leaving Jack's Alzheimer's-stricken mother a widow. But in the wake of personal heartbreak, he's confronted by an even more astonishing event - the covert landing of an alien machine in the forest just a few miles outside of town.
Now Jack must unmask the true purpose of the otherworldly device that has begun a detailed environmental survey of the woods. Aided by the town's young and resilient female deputy sheriff, he soon discovers that the alien scout is only one small part of a much larger operation, and the countdown to a terrifying global catastrophe is about to take place. Drawing deeply from his father's scientific influence, all while attempting to avoid the snares of a sexy, seductive, and scheming local TV reporter, Jack uncovers-and ultimately finds himself an unwilling component of-an alien plan set to terminate life on Earth as we know it.
©2013 Eric Tozzi (P)2014 Eric Tozzi
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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 10-01-14

An unexpected treat!

Would you listen to The Scout again? Why?

No, not because not worthwhile buy because I don't do that as a rule.

What did you like best about this story?

The performance was sparkling, the character had some depth to them, and the story moved intelligently.

Which character – as performed by Stephen J. Holowid – was your favorite?

The deputy sherriff was cool, but the female TV reporter rocked alot.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The relationship between the hero and his aging mother was very real and I did react to it.

Any additional comments?

I have recently started using as a resource for finding new audio books. They certainly didn't let me down in this instance. Highly recommended to any listener.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mindjacked on 08-01-15

So down to earth

Would you listen to The Scout again? Why?

Yes I would after a year or so. Because it was so good and I am sure there are things I missed the first time around.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Would have loved to but is way to long although there were times I sat in my driveway waiting for a good place to stop for the evening. The reader was awesome and kept me into the story.

Any additional comments?

This was a great book, very down to earth (the characters, the places, everything) it made it so realistic, and that in turn gave it a bigger creep factor. but it was cool to think this could happen in my small town for a change not in some huge city to some celebrity.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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