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. His work has appeared in The Horror Zine, Rayguns Over Texas!, Horror U.S.A.: Texas, Campfire Macabre, The Dread Machine, and Generation X-ed.
He lives in Central Texas.