Can the alien visitor from the future live long enough to deliver his message of warning about iminent invasion? Even after he was mugged, left for dead, and his technology stolen? Did I mention that he has no clue how our society works and is so alien he has no notion of sex or eating?
An alien arrives on Earth in a last-ditch attempt to save our world from extinction. Naively he visits the White House in an attempt to pass his important message to the President. He's rebuffed, leaves and gets mugged in a Washington side-street.
Enough to make anyone call it a day, and certainly enough for our sensitive and refined alien. Especially since his powerful defensive technology is now in the hands of the brutal mugger.
As the mugger roams free, bending people cruelly to his will, a secret government agency is on the trail of the alien and anyone who came into contact with him,
Susan Hill, budding intrepid journalist, at last has a story she can get her teeth into. She's chasing her alien and she's going to get him
Mick Aaronson is Susan's boos, he's a hard-bitten, irretrievably cynical journalist. He doesn't believe in aliens, even when he meets him.
Serena Blake is an heiress and cokehead. She's on a downhill path, but now she's found the alien, something has changed in her. It's as though she remembers him, and she can't bear to lose him now.
Harry Lauter knows an ancient secret, but he's been abused so much by governments determined to suppress it that he's no longer sure what he knows.
Together these unlikely heroes must rescue our alien, evade the black helicopters and somehow ensure that the alien's message is delivered and acted upon before humanity is destroyed.
This is an entertaining, fairly gripping read.
One day in our nation's capital there appears an extraterrestrial--disguised as a human. Before he can warn us that an alien power is bent on annihilating the entire human race, he is mugged and left for dead. He recovers to find an obsessed government agent and a crazed drug gang dogging his steps. His only avenue to survival hinges on an aging journalist and his assistant.
From the Publisher
Millennium begins with an alien visitor - disguised as a human - appearing in our nation's capital, with a dire warning. He is a renegade from an advanced civilization out to destroy a race believed to be irredeemably violent and dangerous - the human race. But before he can deliver his message, the alien falls victim to human violence. Pursued by an obsessed government agent and a crazed drug dealer, both of whom are after his alien technology, the visitor has only one chance for survival. The future of the human race now hinges on a hard-bitten journalist in the twilight of his career and his beautiful, impetuous assistant.
From The Critics
Syndicated political columnist and novelist Anderson (The Japan Conspiracy) obviously wanted to craft a major statement about the U.S. government's alleged UFO cover-up, but this flaccid potboiler reads more like an egocentric fantasy than a tough-minded expos. Hard-nosed Washington, D.C., syndicated columnist Mick Aaronson meets an extraterrestrial, Klaatu (yes, the same name as the alien in the 1952 film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, to which this story bears more than a few resemblances), who in 1999 has come to Earth in human form to warn the President that our planet will be subjected to mass sterilization unless humanity overcomes its arrogance and complacency. Turned away from the White House, Klaatu delivers his message instead to Aaronson, who writes columns spreading the word. Meanwhile, Ghost, an inner-city drug dealer, has stolen Klaatu's magic rock, which confers powers of mind control, enabling this gang leader to seduce, rob and murder with impunity. The cast also includes an apocalyptic New Age preacher, who seeks Dead Sea scrolls that foretell a Judgment Day linked to the alien's visit; a decadent heiress and UFO abductee, who falls in love with Klaatu; and a headstrong woman reporter, who gets in too deep.