Steve Hammons is the author
of two novels about a U.S. Government and military joint-service
research team investigating unusual phenomena. MISSION INTO LIGHT and
the sequel LIGHT’S HAND introduce readers to the ten women and men of
the "Joint Reconnaissance Study Group" and their exciting adventures
exploring the unknown.
Both novels are available from the Barnes & Noble
Web site, bn.com, and other booksellers worldwide. Visit the home page
of his novels at the link below for more information:
Steve Hammons was
born and raised in southern Ohio.
He graduated from Ohio University, Athens, in 1977 with dual majors in
health education (psychology focus) and communications (journalism
focus), as well as graduate-level studies in guidance counseling.
He has worked as a journalist, editor, counselor, juvenile probation
peace officer, public safety urgent response specialist, teacher,
instructor and U.S. Government researcher.
Hammons received training in Army Special Forces
operations while an officer trainee in Army ROTC at Ohio University in
1970-71. His ROTC Counter-Insurgency Group instructor/advisor was from
the 5th Special Forces Group and had returned from a tour of duty in
Hammons also attended two summer training activities of
Special Forces reserve groups where he learned about SF concepts and
operations, functioned as an indigenous asset for an SF B-Team S-1 and
met other Special Forces personnel who had served in Vietnam.
Hammons’ first novel,
MISSION INTO LIGHT, was published in
February 2001 and introduced readers to the women and men of the
Joint Reconnaissance Study Group, their adventures exploring the
unknown, and their missions to help create a better world. The sequel,
LIGHT’S HAND, was published in November 2001.
FILM RIGHTS AVAILABLE
TV and film rights are currently the property of the author. Agents
interested in marketing these rights and producers interested in
acquiring them are encouraged to contact the author via e-mail at:
A feature film screenplay titled MISSION INTO LIGHT, combining
the novels MISSION INTO LIGHT and LIGHT’S HAND, is under
development by the author. The first draft was completed in February
The author’s query letter seeking agent representation and the interest
of producers is below. Agents and producers who may be interested in
seeing the screenplay are encouraged to contact the author via e-mail
LETTER TO AGENTS AND PRODUCERS
A phone call and job offer to Mike Green lead to an adventure
into the unknown when he is recruited into a quasi-scientific Defense
Department research team in San Diego. In MISSION INTO LIGHT,
Mike and the women and men of the ten-personJoint
Reconnaissance Study Group conduct urgent intelligence activities on
and future human evolution
future Earth geological disasters
Mike and JRSG members travel
from San Diego to Arizona and the “Four Corners” area to put together
pieces of a strange cosmic puzzle, facing experiences that are
scientific, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The mysterious
events, challenges and dangers they encounter are part of their mission
to understand intelligence affecting the U.S., the human race and planet
Earth. During these adventures, romantic heat is sparked between Mike
and Amy Mella, one of the group’s dolphin researchers. In the climax,
the team acts as a rapid response team to the site of the sudden
appearance of a field of cosmic light that some suspect is a kind of
This metaphysical adventure has action, suspense, mystery and
romance. It is a story of relationships between women and men, military
and civilian, the intelligence community and the average person. The
screenplay is based on my two novels, MISSION INTO LIGHT and
I am a professional editor and writer with a large company. I
also write articles and columns for the Web and have worked as a
newspaper journalist. I have researched, and in some cases directly
experienced, subjects covered in the novels and screenplay. My
university education with majors in communication, journalism and
psychology also formed a foundation for presenting the story in the form
of the novels and the screenplay.
STUDY GROUP MISSION IDENTIFICATION:
The Joint Reconnaissance
Study Group (JRSG) is a research entity designed to utilize
the resources of the Department of Defense and national intelligence
services in the missions to be defined by the Congress of the United
States, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the President of the United
JRSG personnel will endeavor to investigate
intelligence-related matters deemed relevant to the national
security of the United States of America.
Areas to be explored by JRSG will be regarded as TOP
SECRET / SCI, using the compartmented code word BOONE.
Need-to-know protocol will be in force. Study groups within JRSG
will be compartmented to the degree necessary.
Cross-fertilization of data and intelligence will be at the
discretion of study group team members and the commanding officer of
JRSG. Research and investigative findings will be compiled and
interpreted by the senior officers on each team and submitted to the
JRSG CO for communication to higher command authorities.
GROUP STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL:
JRSG teams will be structured as follows to enhance
cross-service, and cross-agency cooperation and communication.
Initial organization of study teams include three, three-person
groups. The JRSG CO, Colonel Thomas O'Brien, U.S. Air Force,
will have direct command and full discretionary command and control.
Commander Daniel Wells, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant Commander James
Etienne, U.S. Navy; Captain Amy Mella, U.S. Air Force
TEAM TWO: Colonel Edward Thompson, U.S. Army; Captain
William MacNeil, U.S. Army; Michael Green
TEAM THREE: Colonel Gene Voss, U.S. Marine Corps; Major
Karen Valdez, U.S. Air Force; Jennifer Thorsen
AREAS OF RESEARCH:
JRSG teams will conduct broad-based, yet narrowly focused
research and investigations into areas as identified and directed by
the JRSG CO. These areas will include, but will not be limited to,
the following general categories:
Unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Alleged abductions of
humans by same. Reported technology and method of operations.
2) Extra-sensory perception (ESP). Alleged perception of
information available to human beings through means other than
the five senses.
3) Near-death experience (NDE). Alleged contacts
with Heavenly persons and afterlife-type phenomena reported by
persons experiencing clinical death.
4) Research in sub-atomic and quantum physics and
how these fields may affect or illuminate the above areas.
5) DNA and other genetics studies and how these
fields may affect or illuminate the above areas.
6)Native American culture and history and how it
may affect or illuminate the above areas.
7) Cross-theoretical/cross-cultural religious and
philosophical studies and how they may affect or
illuminate the above areas.
METHODS AND GOALS:
JRSG personnel will conduct field interviews and other
information and intelligence gathering tasks as directed by the JRSG
CO. JRSG teams will pursue intelligence and reconnaissance based on
their investigative discretion and initiative.
Senior officers Commander Daniel Wells, Colonel Edward
Thompson, and Colonel Gene Voss will report directly to
the JRSG CO. JRSG CO Colonel Thomas O'Brien will report
directly to the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
and the President of the United States.
JRSG teams will endeavor to conduct reconnaissance on the
seven general areas of study and maintain security of the
intelligence collected. The JRSG will be granted the full
cooperation of all military commands and civilian governmental
agencies. Reports will be channeled from JRSG field teams to the
JRSG CO on an as needed basis at the discretion of senior team