What Advance Readers Are Saying…

Sending out Advance Review Copies for Sleeper Protocol has been one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done.  Forget jumping out of airplanes and trying to make an M1A1 Abrams tank fly!

While it was emotional and stressful to take that step, the advance comments have been amazing.  I thought I’d take a minute to share some of the ones I have so far.

“Kevin Ikenberry has achieved a rare feat; a military SF novel that although set in a fascinating future has almost nothing to with the technology or the alien enemy and almost everything to do with the what makes a soldier worthy of that name, their humanity. I love when an author puts their heart and soul into a book.” – Eytan Kollin, Co-Author of The Unincorporated series

“Clever and Inspired, Sleeper Protocol kept me turning the pages to see what Kevin Ikenberry would throw at me next! A great story.” – Peter J. Wacks bestselling author of Second Paradigm

Sleeper Protocol evokes the best of military science fiction. A wonderfully intriguing premise, heart-pounding action, and plot twists that keep you guessing. Highly recommended”. – D.L. Young. author of Soledad

“A fascinating and provocative exploration of how the forces of memory and love can shape one’s identity and potentially alter the course of the whole world. Sleeper Protocol is an equally entertaining and engaging story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished the last page.” – Josh Vogt, author of The Cleaners series

Sleeper Protocol is a gripping adventure that pits the best and worst of humanity against the best and worst of technology in a bleak future-Earth that’s all-too-plausible. The taut pacing and deft storytelling make this a real page-turner, while the multi-layered characters and emotional resonance of the journey make it a story you want to read again and again. Technologically thrilling and heart-wrenchingly human, Sleeper Protocol is a first-rate addition to the genre.” – Chris Mandeville, bestselling author of Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure

Sleeper Protocol will be released on January 5, 2016 from Red Adept Publishing

The Playlist – Sneak Peek

Playlist Musings:

While I wrote Sleeper Protocol, I listened to music. A lot of music. I learned how to read, write, study, and sleep to music while in college. As I wrote a particular scene, the score to that scene often came into mind. While I’d write the scene, I’d play a particular song or two on repeat until the scene was complete. Ambience and setting, to me, have to include music.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll post a mostly spoiler free synopsis of the scene as they appear in the novel. If Sleeper Protocol ever became a movie, I’d fight to have these songs included on the soundtrack. They are as valuable to the story as my words.

In the meantime, here your sneak peek at my playlist for this book.  Happy listening!


“Love of Strings” by Moby.

“The Dock of the Bay” by Jimmy Barnes

“Outside” by Foo Fighters

“The Great Beyond” by Ed Kowalcyzk

“Kinda Girl” by Jeremy Kay

“Surfs Up Tonight” by Midnight Oil

“All Fired Up” by Pat Benatar

“The Cave” by Mumford and Sons

“All of the Dreamers” by Powderfinger

“Perfect Day” by The Sheila Divine

“Life of My Own” by Three Doors Down

“Taking Flight” by Lindsey Stirling

“On The Turning Away” by Pink Floyd

 “The Travellers” by Big Country

“Oy Moroz, Moroz” by Bering Strait

“Frozen Forest” by CFCF

“Mystic Rhythms” by Rush

“Quiet Dream” by Jeremy Kay

“Fragile Thing” by Big Country

“Street Thunder” by Foreigner

“Runner” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

 “It’s My Life” by Talk Talk

 “A Soldier’s Joy” by Randy Scruggs

 “A Note to the Unknown Soldier” by Five For Fighting

“Alive and Kicking” by Simple Minds