J. Y. Moore
J. Y. Moore grew up in a home where "word of the day" was a way of life. Verbal and written communication have been an integral part of every endeavor since that time. "Thank you, Mom!" Endeavors have included: Piano teacher, Student Pilot (SEL), Ballroom Dance Instructor, Mechanic, Mother, Police Officer/Sergeant, Artist, Realtor®, Novelist! The latter took years to accomplish. However, all the others rendered experiences without which the latter might be just a pastel in the literary sea of color that is the written word. The first novel involves law enforcement. With 14+ years of experience in the field, it seemed the logical place to begin. Sci-Fi has always been a favorite genre. Why not include the same? There is no limit to the imagination if one only allows it to flow.
All Books By This Author:
- Alien Presence
- by J. Y. Moore Rating: 5.0
The daughter of a Japanese prostitute, Sharena Matsumi finds herself orphaned at age 16 when her mother is murdered under bizarre circumstances. So motivated is she by her mother's murder, Sharena is determined to solve it. Subsidized by monies her mother saved, she manages to graduate from the University. Still following clues to her mother's murderer, she moves to America and begins FBI training. A marriage sidetracks her until her husband is murdered!
"Rena" Matsumi Newman resumes her career with the FBI and, undercover, becomes a lieutenant with the Greater Chicago Sheriff’s Department, attempting to solve thefts of prisoners’ property by unknown parties within the Sheriff’s Dept. She is still suffering from the loss of her husband but is a strong individual, attempting to deal with her grief.
Rena's last night on duty before her vacation is spent in sub-vocal conversation with her deceased husband. Her world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with the source of the voice in her head, an alien being and his robot companion! Not only is her meeting with these beings traumatic, but it has many humorous moments. The contact enhances her natural telepathic abilities and changes her physical makeup - to shape-shifting.
When Rena returns to work, she begins her new position in the Internal Affairs Division of the Sheriff’s Dept. Her new sergeant, Corbin O’Shea, is immediately attracted to her. She feels an attraction to O‘Shea, but fights to remain aloof. The resistance doesn’t last.
Corbin is actually an undercover agent with the United Nations Justice Department (UNJD) investigating a series of international murders with a tie-in to the Sheriff’s Department. He, too, has met and become friends with a different alien species.
The two are telepathically linked but do not realize it until after they meet. (The flirtation and the physical attraction between the two begins at this point and builds throughout the novel.) Their telepathic connection is used to their advantage in working to solve their respective investigations.
Together with their alien partners, Rena and Corbin solve murders (including those of Rena's mother and husband) as well as a globally fraudulent computer scam. Edward and Oscar, the culprits, are not human! They are an alternate life form produced by scientists. Edward is perversely attracted to Rena; but, when he discovers she and Corbin are romantically entangled, his desire takes on a malicious bent. He and his partner kidnap Rena and a companion, but Rena uses her shape-shifting abilities to affect their escape.
Rakikyn, the shape-shifting alien, makes a bumbling attempt to rescue Rena while posing as Corbin. He witnesses Oscar’s metamorphosis into his alternate form. Thinking the alien is Corbin, Oscar attacks and kills Rakikyn. Edward launches his own maniacal killing frenzy directed at Oscar.
Rakikyn is regenerated by his robot with the help of Rena and Corbin.
Evidence found in Edward’s and Oscar’s company computer files gives Rena and Corbin the proof they need to arrest and convict scores of prestigious and politically influential individuals who have been directly and indirectly involved with Edward and Oscar.
Rena and Corbin are happily together on his yacht when Rena demonstrates to him that, in helping to save Rakikyn, he, too, has gained the ability to shape-shift. Since the two are the first contact, many challenges are in their future.
- Genres: Science Fiction