Engage at Dawn

Seize and Destroy

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Pub Date 16 May 2021 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2021

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A devastating raid on a drug cartel by the Colombian Army sets events in motion that could end in catastrophe.

The criminal 252 Syndicate's search for an alternate supplier to broker cocaine to two mysterious customers ends in a botched deal with a vicious Honduran cartel. Their boat is seized, the two buyers, actually alien infiltrators, are taken hostage, and the technology they possess presents a lethal threat to humanity.

Conventional solutions are not an option. The 252s will mount an attack to seize the technology for themselves in five days, and the alien presence on Earth must be hidden to avoid a worldwide panic.

The newly upgraded Coast Guard cutter Kauai is the only U.S. asset in position with a chance of covertly extracting the boat, its alien passengers, and their embedded technology in time. But the odds against success are very long.

And the consequences of failure are disastrous for the world and horrifying for Kauai's crew.

A devastating raid on a drug cartel by the Colombian Army sets events in motion that could end in catastrophe.

The criminal 252 Syndicate's search for an alternate supplier to broker cocaine to two...


Advance Praise

ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy sees [Ben] Wyporek, under the guidance of his Commanding Officer Sam Powell, lead the Kauai into the perilous waters around the Caribbean island of Barbello to recover the Carlos Rojas and its vitally important cargo. Wyporek and Powell are not alone though, the crew of the Kauai are all along for the ride too, with the full support of a U.S. Navy SEAL team and the backing of the U.S. government, who must ensure the mission is a success without knowledge of their interactions with the alien species becoming public knowledge. This component is one of the story's real strengths. As the narrative dives deeper into the shady dealings and operations of the 252 Syndicate and the Salinas cartel and the perilous nature of the Kauai's mission, bubbling away beneath the surface is the story of the power dynamics between human civilization and the aliens. This shifting dynamic and political intrigue adds a welcome and engaging layer to proceedings. Another intriguing and really enjoyable strand revolves around Wyporek's blossoming relationship with Victoria Carpenter, a young Data Scientist working for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Carpenter suffers from a mild form of Autism, and her side of the courtship is intriguingly and compassionately told, particularly as the true danger of the mission Wyporek finds himself on is revealed. So enjoyable is this element of the story that you find yourself wishing more time was devoted to the relationship... As the Kauai closes in on Barbello, readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats, rooting for Wyporek and his crew as they once again come toe-to-toe with some truly horrendous foes. The second book in Edward M. Hochsmann's series charting the adventures of Ben Wyporek and the crew of the Kauai,

ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy sees more high stakes encounters with extraterrestrials, and a dangerous mission to stop the aliens' technology from falling into the wrong hands in engaging, original and imaginative story with a very cinematic feel.

~Joseph Sharratt for Indie Reader

ENGAGE AT DAWN: Seize and Destroy sees [Ben] Wyporek, under the guidance of his Commanding Officer Sam Powell, lead the Kauai into the perilous waters around the Caribbean island of Barbello to...


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A great sci-fi novel. This is the second book in the series. The characters and story are well developed. The story is full of action and will keep you on the edge of your seat! I could not put this one down! I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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A drug cartel gets attacked by Colombian Army. The cartel is short of supply of an anticipated large shipment to another cartel. To make up supply they steal supply from another cartel. In the process the manage to capture aliens and their technology. Then the cartel threatens the US government....

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