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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Demand Publications (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966443098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966443097
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,729,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fast-paced tale of an alien-human conspiracy and the few humans who set out to counter it . . . should appeal to fans of UFO fiction and conspiracy theories."  —Library Journal



"James Murdoch has written a suspenseful, action-packed thrill-ride that ranks with the best of the X-Files . . . conspiracy, military SF, an intricate plot, and interesting heroes make Gray Apocalypse a genuine page-turner!"  —Mark (James Axler) Ellis, bestselling SF author and creator of the Outlanders series


"For any aficionado of apocalyptic stories, this cinematic tale must be on their shelves."  —Geoff Nelder, coeditor, Escape Velocity magazine, and award-winning science fiction author, Escaping Reality and Exit, Pursued by a Bee



"Has few wasted words and moves along with magnificent pacing . . . a rollicking good roller-coaster of an adventure."  —Blogcritics.org



"Treading cagily in the zone between the pit of deep-seated fears and the summit of knowledge, the author opens us up to what the world might look like if the UFO/alien conspiracies were true . . . a damned good adventure story."  —Daily Kos and OBrag.org


"Vivid, fast paced and imaginative."  —David Brin, Hugo and Nebula award–winning author

About the Author

James Murdoch is a writer and professional investigator. He lives in Normandy Park, Washington.

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The further you read into the book, the more noticeable this is.
R. Bingham
You will be drawn into this fast paced, action packed, thriller right from the start.
Monica Wyant
Overall, a great read for lovers of science fiction and apocolyptic tales!
Lesley West

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Edwards VINE VOICE on March 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Gray Apocalypse was introduced to me by the author himself, and after a polite request that I read and review his book, I opened away and began to read. The First 12 pages or so totally caught me off guard. It grabbed me rather quickly, and yet I was in the middle of moving, so I had to put it down for several days before I was able to re-locate it packed away with all my other unfinished books...the difference being this: I gave up on most of them because they couldn't keep my interest high. I consider myself someone who suffers from RADD--Reading Attention Deficit Disorder...meaning I lose interest really, REALLY quickly in books--unless they keep me 100% engaged and entertained.

I am happy to say that Gray Apocalypse did exactly that: it kept me focused and absolutely enthralled, much in the same way Matthew Reilly did with 'Contest', which kind-of reminded me of this book...even though they really are quite different--except for the alien part. Many who read Reilly come down on him for his lack of character development in favor of a fast moving plot. Personally, I honestly don't care that much--if and ONLY if the rest of the story moves at a quick enough pace to make up for that. Reilly's books have as paper-thin characters as you are likely to find in print--but he more than makes up for that in sheer In Your Face Action, the likes of which NO other author I have personally read can come close to...that is, until I picked up this book.

To be entirely honest: it wasn't as fast-paced as Matthew Reilly, but it certainly DOES move at a rapid pace enough to keep me along for the ride. Could I tell this was a first novel?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brittany Leach on July 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm usually not one for science-fiction but this had me biting my lip and eager to turn the page. A true nail-biting adventure as four heroes fight to save the human race. I encourage sci-fi lovers and those who love an adventure to pick up this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lady Dragoness on July 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Gray Apocalypse is a science fiction/thriller based on the premise of aliens taking over the earth. Yes, it's been done before; the alien invasion theory is one of the oldest plots in science fiction literature. Yet, there are so many different ways to develop the premise that a different author can easily come up with a new twist on that old plot.

Character development in this book is nicely handled, the pace at which the story progresses is - for the most part - appropriately paced. I found the main characters both interesting and likable right away, but I had some reservations about Michael Kendon when I learned he had a secret Russin name that others were calling him by; thoughts of "double agent" slipped into my mind more than once... yes, I can be the suspicious type sometimes...

So, great literature, it's definitely not... but yes, a fun read and something different than the space opera/humans colonizing other planets thing I've been reading too much of lately. Despite the somewhat slow start, the suspense and the plot details kept my interest to the end. Readers looking for hard Science Fiction probably won't be satisfied with this, but for those looking for a well-written suspense thriller, Gray Apocalypse fills the bill nicely.

Great start for a new author; I'll be looking forward to his next book - on which, I hope, he is hard at work.

This review was simultaneously published on Amazon.com, Dragonviews, and Library Thing. I also reserve the right to republish this review on other sites that I may deem suitable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Time is an invaluable resource; unfortunately, there is never enough of it. "Gray Apocalypse" tells the story of Michael Kendom, a decidedly un-heroic assassin. The Grays, the aliens presumed to have been visiting Earth for the past six decades, have been breeding hybrids since their start, and their nefarious plot may soon come into fruition. A man whom few trust, Michael is also the only one who knows enough and has the ability to stop the alien invasion. A science fiction thriller that will keep genre fans reading, "Gray Apocalypse" is something to be enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tmtrvlr on May 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I love a good conspiracy theory and of course, government/UFO conspiracies are at the top of the list to provide intrigue and excitement. When the prologue of Gray Apocalypse makes your hair stand on end, you know that you better hang on and get ready for a thrilling ride.

James Murdoch did not just write a UFO story. Instead, he started with the conspiracies we are familiar with, the UFO sightings, alien grays and the underground bases, and took them to a new level with a well-planned plot, interesting characters, and non-stop action.

With the alien Breeder Grays preparing to destroy the human race, only Michael Kendon, trained from childhood to be a keeper of the secrets, can use his knowledge of the grays to save Earth. He is a complex character who is a killer and a healer. There are several other main characters, Laura Meller, a physician, working with Kendon to put the pieces of a puzzle together. Their work leads them to Eric Tepler, an astronomer and caretaker for a remote lighthouse observatory at Cabo Rojo and Gabriella Estrada, a local teacher, whose family gets caught up in the intrigue.

The story is exciting, frightening, touching and magical. The action never slows down, and I hope Mr. Murdoch writes a sequel or a prequel! Also, check out the .com website for this book for a video that will shock you.

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