Wow. Tell me this doesn't sound like the opening of the coolest technothriller ever written, or that it doesn't have the makings of an outstanding Cthulhu Mythos story. I can see a novel that mixes James Rollins's Subterranean with Lovecraft's "Dagon," add a little Clive Cussler, and...
Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. A member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, his work has appeared in Rick Klaw's Rayguns Over Texas!, Nova Express, Moving Pictures, Her Majesty's Secret Servant, and Revolution SF. His film column "Watching the Future" appears each month at SF Signal.
He lives in Central Texas with the Goddess.