Twenty-five strangers were taken from their homes, places of work and even their beds throughout different periods of history. They awoke inside domed chambers within a strange facility deep in an overgrown jungle. Two suns in the sky suggest they were abducted by aliens and left to die on a distant world.
Led by a primary school teacher battling personal demons, the group escape their prisons to find they are the only survivors among dozens of corpses. Alone in an abandoned facility losing power with no signs of their abductors, they have begin to uncover hidden secrets as tensions rise. If they hope to survive, they must work together to unravel the mysteries of their surroundings.
Half the group, commanded by an inexperienced Sergeant in the USA Marine Corps, set out to explore the wilderness. They follow a path deep into the jungle leading to an impassable river. Crossing it almost proves fatal and the marine’s mistakes escalate into rebellion. After an uneasy night on the bank of the river, the troubled soldier wakes up to discover half of the group have disappeared.
The remaining abductees attempt to uncover the truths beneath the facility they label “Carbonek” as power begins to fail. A few begin to challenge the leadership of the teacher who saved them. He manages to stop the facility's power from overloading but moments later his team find themselves plunging towards a watery death. All this happens with the remainders oblivious to an alien lurking in their midst.
‘The Betrayal’ is the second exciting instalment in the mystery thriller series ‘abducted’ from writer Lee Cambule.