Thunder Royce by Robert Larrison
Approx. 59,340 words.
Published on January 17, 2011.
Air Force Major Harold Royce and his family have six days to contact an alien race, discover if they are friend or foe and get them to help our government remove a dangerous device from Area 51 before it blows Nevada off the map and tilts the Earth's axis. Imagine their surprise when they meet up with the aliens and begin an adventure that takes them through time and space.