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The countdown to armageddon has begun.
Some believe it began 700 million years ago, others say it started in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico. Regardless of its exact origin, the war between the worlds is about to reach its final conclusion: The End of Days. As global allies fall to the wayside and nations start a mad scramble to realign their military structures, only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give Earth a fighting chance at survival: The Matchstick Man. But who is this small being, exactly? Can he outsmart his former masters? Can he be trusted?
Can the event group defeat the world's greatest evil—before it's too late?
Meanwhile, the Event Group is the one entity that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind. They've learned that the answer to this ancient war has always been afoot, and that they may even hold the clue to salvation inside their own artifact vault. But without Colonel Jack Collins leading the charge, does the Event Group have what it takes to thwart the invasion? Meanwhile, the worst fears of Department 5656 are finally being realized—and time has already run its course…
UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY, LEAVENWORTH
The man in the rumpled three-piece suit waited in front of Warden Hal Jennings's desk. He stood with his battered briefcase clutched...