When you are eight years old, raised in a close Italian family, and attending a Catholic grade school in the Bronx, the epic battle between what is good and evil in this world is simply a part of your daily what you learn in school. For Chris Pella however, these lessons come to life in a way he never expected. Author Michael Medico, takes the reader on Chris’s journey, from the moment his life was changed forever to his confrontation with the human embodiment evil itself.
Chris Pella has a secret. He can communicate with the Saints through vivid, sometimes frightening visions that have overtaken him since childhood. It can happen in the blink of an eye that Chris is transported back in time where he learns from the men and women who would, thousands of years later, become blessed icons of the Catholic Church. Now, as a grown man, this secret remains his but when a close friend’s granddaughter goes missing, Chris must use his gift to find her.
The mystery unravels as characters, including Beth, a beautiful nurse, his Uncle Al, Suffolk County Chief of Detectives and Julian, the demonic presence enter into Chris’s life. What he must confront and what he is needed to do will change him forever and test his deepest-held convictions. Chris, aided by detective and surrogate father Uncle Al, is ultimately faced with a final confrontation that will leave his soul hanging in the balance.
THE SAINTED is a story filled with the vileness of human depravity and its roots in the ultimate evil. It is also a story of loyalty, of family, of heartbreak and of the love two people can have for each other. It ends in an epic confrontation with Satan himself and his demon hoard. In this final battle Chris must face up to his convictions, his love for a beautiful woman and even his belief in God and THE SAINTED.
Michael Medico was born in New York City where he attended Power Memorial Academy. After graduation Mike joined the U.S. Navy and served stateside during the Viet Nam War. After being discharged from the service, he attended Pace University and graduated with a degree in marketing and advertising.
Michael founded an advertising agency and served as CEO for 35 years. He has written numerous articles published in various trade journals and has been a featured participant on many panel discussions and industry workshops.