My friend Annie Miller wrote the following for her publication, “Star Beacon”
ICEBREAKERS: Living at Higher Consciousness Changes Everything
by Mark Kimmel
August 2016, 353 pages, paperback, $19.95. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael stood and paced about the room. “Are you positive you want to do this? I know it’s exciting. I also know it’s a slippery slope and once you get started…”
“I don’t know—yet. Depends on the whistleblower.”
“You need to help him understand how huge this is. Let him know there’ll be people who won’t want the information out. Figure out how to keep him safe. If you get it published, that will help to protect both of you.”
With a clenched jaw and tightly focused eyes, C.K. stared at Michael. He could see possibilities and dangers. At last C.K. said, “You’re not very encouraging.”
Michael pulled a chair to where he faced C.K. Their knees almost touched. Michael looked into C.K.’s eyes and said, “I’m not trying to discourage you, just laying out the playing field. In those two flash drives you have documented proof of some sort of a secret space program. These, and whatever else your whistleblower has, are revolutionary. So, the question is are you willing to risk all to make it public?”
Review by Ann Ulrich Miller
When Penny Ord wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by people she doesn’t remember, it soon becomes apparent that she is not only recovering from a serious accident and concussion, but an identity crisis as well. In bits and pieces, her memories begin to return, and yet she is having difficulty relating to the woman she was, and the wiser woman she is becoming.
Investigative reporter C.K. Beaumond of the L.A. Tribune receives an anonymous call from another unusual woman, this time a whistle-blower with a hot story. Famous for his exposés, C.K. can’t resist checking out what it is the mysterious woman has for him. He has no idea just how important that information is.
The woman at the other end of the call, Maia Goodwin, has a scoop that will blow the entire world’s mind. [Think … Wikileaks.] She has gathered incriminating documents and photos on flash drives that, once the information is made public, most certainly it will raise humanity’s consciousness and help free us from the bondage of those who want to control us.
It isn’t until the fourth chapter that we meet the main character of ICEBREAKERS. Michael Hissong brings together the focus of each of the other characters as the story unravels. Of course, the reader is already hooked from Page 1. Kimmel’s ability to weave an exciting story using dynamic and empathic characters is as awesome as the message of living in higher consciousness that he certainly delivers in this book.
The character Michael is a writer and he also converses with his ET friends and what he calls “celestials.” These instances occur mostly when he is in a contemplative mood, or they can abruptly and unexpectedly give him needed advice and guidance. He lives a quiet life alone on the California coast, with his Frisbee-loving dog Marble, and a son away at college.
Tony Gardano, Michael’s nephew, works as an agent for the Department of Homeland Security, and is questioning his life and his purpose as he goes undercover to dispel “terrorists.” Circumstances bring all of these characters together at one point or another, prompting the reader to turn the next page as each chapter builds in suspense, and the danger increases for the “Icebreakers” getting shut down before they can reveal what they know to the world.
I don’t want to give away too much regarding the plot or the characterization, but I believe every Earth citizen needs to read this book. Not only has Mark Kimmel written a high-suspense thriller, complete with a love story and good vibes among family and friends, but most importantly, his novel provides a pathway for those who strive toward higher consciousness and how it can make a difference.
His trilogy, Trillion, Decimal and One, published several years ago, are also suspenseful and enlightening novels about ETs. But I believe ICEBREAKERS takes the cake!