A near-death experience in the Iraq desert transforms the lives of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist, and his young disciple, and alters the fate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist, and a decorated U.S. Marine about to be executed. Guided by a visionary young girl from Peru, they become aware of an ancient past, and an energy force placed deep under the desert sand thousands of years ago.
The Occurrence is an unforgettable story of enemies, caught in the tragic sweep of terrorism, whose lives are forever changed. A gripping and unique political thriller. A story of uplifting beauty and love that speaks to the mystery of our collective evolution, and unveils a DNA we all share.
Script writer Desiderio makes his fiction debut with an uplifting political thriller-cum-fantasy. Photojournalist Dominique Valen and U.S. Army captain Julian Ledge are being held prisoner in a warehouse in the Iraqi desert by the new leader of ISIS and are about to be executed when a drone missile goes off course and hits the warehouse. In her struggle to escape, Dominique grasps an ancient cuneiform covered in markings that "refer to an inner elevation in consciousness that leads to a place in the world where that level of transcendence exists in physical form." In that moment, Dominique, Julian, and the ISIS leader, each in their own way, have a revelatory experience, one that will unite them forever. Reincarnation, psychic communication, a Bedouin spiritual guide who looks like actor John Hurt, a miracle-working Peruvian teen, and so much more enter the mix as the three seek to "change the world." Those with a mystical bent tired of conventional Middle East thrillers will welcome this exercise in wish fulfillment.