From Dorrance Publishing
Our story begins with a genius professor (Emerson Whitmore) who is disgruntled with his peers. His theories on many advanced civilizations developing on Earth over and over across millions of years got him crossways with most mainstream scientist and almost banned from institutions of higher learning. He decides to build a time machine to go see for himself what happened in history.
He hires a bodyguard, who recently retired from the combined space and ground force of Earths defense service (John Chantry), Chantry is a big man and an expert in every weapon imaginable, a self-defense expert and an expert in anti-gravity space combat.
Their time travel adventures go back almost 300 million years where the fabric of time and the advanced civilizations that had developed over the Earths first 4.5 million years came to an end due to several huge asteroids crashing into Earth. Together they make several stops and run into other races from other constellations that have tried to use the Earth for their own purposes.
Along the way his time travels proved that his theories on alternate histories were very close to reality. He discovered that the humans before the catastrophe were very advanced having conquered the distances of space. Knowing the disaster was coming with no way to avoid it they abandoned the Earth and resettled in other solar systems.
In his time travels Whitmore and Chantry run into the descendants of the original inhabitants of Earth that were from a coalition of 12 planets in the distant system they had settled millions of years earlier. They had conquered time travel several centuries earlier and had become the self-appointed protectors of Earth. When they discovered Whitmore and his time machines, they were so alarmed by the prospect of another race capturing the rogue scientist and his time machine that in order to prevent the prospect of another race changing the history of mankind that they destroyed Whitmore’s time machine and brought him back to his own time.
Chantry was so fascinated by the humans from the far reaches of space that he decided to join them and ended up being an integral part of their team on their great ship Mintaka.
Whitmore quickly put together another time machine and due to his photographic memory was able to incorporate the technology he had seen on the Mintaka. He hired a new companion that was one of the best pilots in Earths defense forces (Colonel Gunheaux Higz) before he retired. Together they were able to start exploring the past again.
What the humans from the distant system feared came true and another race found and targeted Whitmore’s new time machine. This resulted in one of the greatest dogfights between humans and other races as had ever been recorded. Whitmore and Higz were saved by the last-minute heroics of Chantry and the crew of the Mintaka.
After saving Whitmore and his time machine and probably preventing the Earth and humankind from having a completely different history the captain of the Mintaka decided the safest place was to keep them on board the Mintaka. The two-time travelers also became an in tragal part of the Mintaka with Whitmore using his genius, and Higz using his amazing flying skills to help save the Earth and the distant system from several alien made disasters.
Dan graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in Construction Engineering and a minor in Geology. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force and served as a contracting officer at Lowry AFB in Denver until he left the Air Force with the rank of Captain. He has recently retired from his position as an Executive VP with Yates Construction where he was in charge of the cost analysis of close to $8 billion worth of construction projects every year.
Dan is proud of his wonderful family. He and his wonderful wife and best friend, Beki, have two grown kids. A daughter, who is an accountant, and a son, who is a Senior Project Manager for Yates Construction. They have a granddaughter, 22 years old, who is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi in Marine Biology. They also have a grandson, 8 years old, who loves soccer.
The DuBose family has a camp, or camp condo as Dan's wife calls it, on the banks of Toledo Bend Lake. Toledo Bend is a 187,000-acre reservoir on the border between LA and TX bordering the Sabine National Forest. In whatever spare time they could manage over the last 15 years, they have slowly built the place into a wonderful place to go and relax, with or without the family. The view from the front porch is the best, especially when overlooking the beautiful lake during sunset.