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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 0 – Preface

    -Preface- People who saw it thought it was a shooting star. It streaked across the night sky in a brilliant white arc and disappeared from view beyond the horizon. It slowed down over the dark outskirts of the brightly lit city and emitted a blinding flash before shooting off into the distance. The few…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 01 – The Runaway

  Chapter 1 -The Runaway-   Johnny slumped down next to the river and threw his bag to the ground. Bone-tired and weary, he closed his eyes and put his hands to his face, his blonde hair falling over his fingers. He sat like that for a few moments before his shoulders started to shake –…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 02 – The Discovery

Chapter 2   -The Discovery-   Morning found Johnny several miles away, still in the forest, and with no idea where he was. He hadn’t slept for over twenty-four hours and he was exhausted. He crested a rise and found himself in a clearing in the trees. He decided it was as good a place…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 03 – The Ship

Chapter 3   -The Ship-   This was beyond Johnny’s wildest dreams; the feeling of power and control he felt at the helm of this ship was like nothing he could ever have imagined. He looped the loop. Wow! he thought, this is too easy! He decided to land somewhere and map out some kind…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 04 – The Facsimile

Chapter 4   -The Facsimile- ‘Sir, could you come have a look at this please?’ The speaker was a young man with a crew cut. He was dressed in US Army fatigues, and wore the rank of lieutenant on his shoulder. He was seated in front of a bank of green screens that depicted the…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 05 – The Guardian & the Girl

Chapter 5   -The Guardian & the Girl-   As the old man reached the top of the pyramid, Johnny smiled kindly and held out his hand. To his dismay, the old man fell to his knees and prostrated himself. Embarrassed, Johnny hurried over, took the old man by his hand, and pulled him up…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 06 – The Agent

Chapter 6   -The Agent-   Cheryl Parker put the receiver down and frowned. She was a pretty brunette, thirty two years old, and very bright. Top of her class in fact – and she investigated UFOs. She had pushed for this position, and she’d enjoyed it and found it to be very interesting at…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 07 – The Lesson

Chapter 7   -The Lesson-   ‘You are a child of the stars, Chonirobytz.’ The Guardian sat cross-legged on the river-bank, facing Johnny. They had done this every morning since he had arrived at the village. ‘I have taught you what I can regarding our laws and customs, and now it is time to talk…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 08 – The Guerrilla

Chapter 8   -The Guerrilla-    For many years Colombia endured the cold hand of violence and the brutality of war. The Eighties saw a massive increase in armed conflict, fuelled mainly by the cocaine trade, but government intervention and various unstable peace treaties have resulted in a relative status quo. The warlords from organisations…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 09 – The Investigation

Chapter 9   -The Investigation-   It was a small, red brick house with a tin roof on the wrong side of the tracks. Chimneys from nearby factories spewed their crap into the already hazy air, and from somewhere nearby she could hear the steady thump of a stamping mill. Cheryl shuddered. She could not…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 10 – The Attack

Chapter 10   -The Attack-   On his fifth morning in the jungle, Johnny woke up to the sounds of screaming and gunfire. His first instinct was that they were under attack, but what baffled him was that out here, deep in the heart of the jungle, they used bows and arrows, and spears… not…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 11 – The Eye of the Sun

Chapter 11   -The Eye of the Sun-   Johnny helped the Guardian as they trudged slowly through the forest. The old man was very weak, and his injuries were dire, but he kept his pain to himself and soldiered on bravely. Johnny had thought that they were heading to the pyramid, and was surprised…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 12 – The Clue

Chapter 12   -The Clue-   Scott met Cheryl back at the hotel they were staying at, just outside of Jo’Burg. It was quite an effort to get an interview, but Scott had finally managed to get to the tabloid and chat to the editor – who, just by chance, happened to be a reporter…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 13 – The Reckoning

Chapter 13   -The Reckoning- Johnny sent the ship hurtling into the sky, and pressed it hard as he searched. He had woken up on the floor of the ship, and berated himself for his weakness. The ship had insisted that he eat something before conducting his search, and Johnny had complied, knowing he’d need…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 14 – The Survivor

Chapter 14   -The Survivor-   ‘Are you sure about the dates, Dennis?’  Bill asked one more time, holding the telephone to his ear. ‘Okay, keep me posted.’ He put the telephone down. ‘Smith! Get in here!’ ‘Yes Sir?’ ‘Where the hell is that fax from NORAD?’ he demanded. ‘What fax Sir?’ ‘The fax we…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 15 – The Departure

Chapter 15   -The Departure-   Scott, Cheryl and Miguel looked down in mute horror. They had continued into the jungle at first light, and had stopped at the spot where Francesco had abandoned Pedro. Miguel had noticed traces of blood, and pointed it out to them. He had also reminded them that he had…

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Andrew Noble – Johnny Roberts and the Guardians of the Sun – Chapter 16 – Epilogue

–Epilogue-   It was a beautiful, crystal-clear day in Cape Town the day Scott and Cheryl got married. Their shared experience with Johnny and Jade had sealed the bond that grew during the investigation, and in each other they had found a soul mate. Cheryl had tendered her resignation in almost indecent haste the moment…

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