"Bendoski writes like Hemingway, with not a single word wasted. That leaves center stage open for the action. The plot moves quickly, and chapters end continually with another intrigue, which keeps you turning pages as fast as you can." - J Washburn, Goodreads
Date Published: March 24th, 2017
“What makes you believe a lie? I’m not asking how you know someone is lying. What makes you believe? Because if you don’t understand how that works, then you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.”
In 1938 the War of the Worlds hoax panicked millions of Americans, then in 1988 another fictional media broadcast convinced nearly half of Portugal that sea monsters had risen from the ocean to destroy their cities. A team of CIA agents was sent to study the aftermath of this 6th Skyfall Event in the hope that they could turn it into a weapon of war. When the team consultant turns up dead, everyone scrambles to be the last man standing: the one who will decide if or when the sky falls.
"Bendoski does an excellent job grabbing the readers attention by putting the opening scenes in the eyes of a character that is in the middle of a real life nightmare. From the first page, the reader gets the sense that this is going to be a fast paced, dark story, which is exactly what it turns out to be.
After the initial scene, readers are taken, step by step, through a truly horrifying scenario during which time it's difficult to identify the good guys from the bad." - Jess, Goodreads
Joe Bendoski study psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most the information never reach people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and the Language of Emotion.
He worked as the head writer for the television show ‘Saved by Grace.’ After being frustrated with comments like "make this scene cheaper," "What's my motivation?", and "Do we need this scene?" he deiced to go in to literature.