it's Saturday night, Christmas Eve, 1955 at the Continental Air Defense Command Center in Colorado Springs. a minimal crew, including Airman First Class David Michaels, is holding down the fort (makeshift Christmas party included) when the red phone rings...
this story is based on real events that occurred December 1955. some of the details are public knowledge, a matter of public record, and historically verifiable.
other details have never been presented to the public, until now. according to officials from the United States and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, these portions of the story never happened...
paul andrew skidmore is an author and filmmaker in Tennessee. his other books include "kindling", "the darkness rolled over her", and "ciao bella".