Jeffrey Micheli
A Speculative Fiction Novel










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This book is for you whether YOU BELIEVE in God or YOU DON’T BELIEVE in God





Holy Scripture tells us…



“God is light and in him

there is no darkness at all.”


These same ontic writings declare

that in the beginning, God said…

“Let us make man in our image.”

So… What went wrong?



Kidnapping the image of God

“Everyone is missing and it appears that little evidence remains hinting that a great civilization was ever here… What could have caused this?”

His companion did not answer immediately but instead, knelt down and scooped up a handful of the deep-red soil, then straightened up and perused the barren surroundings. After a few moments of reflection, he opened his fist and allowed the bone-dry dust to fall to the ground. “An unthinkable act has occurred here. Most have fled the planet; however, a few stay behind. Their bodies have been swallowed up by the land, yet their shed blood remains splattered across this shallow soil.” Linden lowered his head and his body immediately fell softly to the battlefield. Quinta, knowing what this indicated, quietly sat down and waited for his friend to return.

Six days passed and on the evening of the seventh day, an eerie wind heralding the planet’s imminent reproductive extinction rose up and hovered above the ice-capped Northern pole. Suddenly, without warning, the harbinger broke into violent waves of chilling air that wildly careened down upon the once fertile plain. Quinta, rising to his feet, struggled the short distance across the desolate terrain to where Linden’s body laid. After reaching him, he circled several times around the lifeless remains of his trusted friend, all the while pondering deeply on the impossible magnitude of what unexpectedly occurred here.

Three more days passed and then early on the morning of the eleventh rising, Linden returned. Quinta, sensing his companion’s presence, awoke from his sleep to see Linden standing over him, “Rise up…We have been asked to go and find them!”

Quinta, his eyes firmly affixed to the concern resting on Linden’s face, slowly rose to his feet. After a few moments of silence, he turned his attention towards the distant rugged mountains and asked, “Before we leave, do we need to destroy any of the monuments they made to themselves… especially that one?”

Linden looked in the direction of his companions pointed finger and stared intently at the cragged plateau ahead. After some thought, a faint yet satisfying smile accompanied his answer, “We will destroy the others, but that one… we will leave to the future.”

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LEXINGTON at the Canterbuy Inn

LEXINGTON at the Canterburry Inn


LEXINGTON opens for STEVIE WONDER at Winterland 1973

LEXINGTON opens for SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE in Seattle 1972

In the 1970’s, Barry Carlos needed a first rate trumpet player for his new Rock Band – Lexington. He received the names of twenty players from the Musicians union and for some unknown reason began calling them from the bottom of the list to the top. You guessed it; Jeff Micheli’s name was the last one on the list and the first one to audition. After Barry heard Jeff play, he cancelled all other auditions.

There began a close friendship that has spanned over three decades. During their years of touring with the band, they would spend hours after the gig drinking several cups of ‘Joe’ at the local coffee shop with their fellow musician, Mike ‘The Boneman’ Mirko, discussing the possibility of UFO’s and Aliens, the Spirituality of man and of course… music.

In 1998, Barry took a college writing class and for his final paper wrote a short story on the subject matter of this book. In the summer of that same year, he took the idea to Jeff and the two agreed to write the complete story. In 2009, after years of research, writing and editing, they felt that the first of two books on the subject was ready for publication.

ONTIC VIEWS is pleased to present this fascinating tale in hopes that it provides you, the reader, with an enjoyable read that radically stimulates your imagination. If you are a listener to ‘Coast to Coast AM with George Noory’ and interested in ‘Planet X’ you are going to love this book.




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Subject: Congratulations from Outskirts Press to Barry Carlos, Jeff Micheli Authors

Dear Barry & Jeff;

Thank you for submitting your work to Outskirts Press for evaluation. We are honored you have selected Outskirts Press. I am pleased to report that your book Missing: Kidnapping the Image of God has been accepted for publication through Outskirts Press. I want to be the first to congratulate you.

I would like to share my overall impression of your work: You are a very convincing writer. I have to say that it is obvious that you have done a significant amount planning and preparation in crafting your work. You have really considered your audience in your writing by adding details that add to the credibility of your writing. In your work, your narrative voice is just great – very familiar and easy to follow. Your characters are round and well developed and your plot so engaging. I have to say that you have written an excellent piece here. It looks to me like you have meticulously gone through your document revising and smoothing things out. It flows very nicely. It is one that should be well received by a wide audience.

We look forward to working with you on your book project. Congratulations again.


Lisa Conner

Manuscript Review TeamOutskirts Press, Inc.