by Claude Arthur Huntley The Ridge Runner Program was supposed to be civilizations last hope. The collapse of the world economy was seen long before it actually occurred. For decades, the United States government had been secretly stockpiling marvelous inventions and wondrous ideas. With the mass production of these items, America and the rest of the world would no longer know starvation, poverty, and despair. But before the program could really get started, eco-terrorists plunged the entire world into a darkness not known since the Stone Age. It would be hundreds of years before the Ridge Runner Program would be given a second chanceand that chance would come in the form of a small boy who was alone and on the run. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Claude Arthur Huntley (Troy to his friends) retired from the Marine Corps after twenty years of service. He was born in 1956, the oldest of 6 children. He and his wife, Gail, have been married for twelve years, and he has two sons from a previous marriage. In his spare time, he enjoys computer games and writing. He is currently working on his second novel, The Vogn Legacy, and expects its completion by the end of 2004. (2005, paperback, 506 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.