Prepare yourself for the paradise prophecy. Then pray it isn’t happening.
An iconic, near saintly, pop singer dies suddenly, tragically in an inexplicable fire. She’s only the first victim in a series of similar, unspeakable deaths.
Bernadette Callahan is an investigator at a shadowy government organization. She’s on the trail of a serial killer with ungodly means of disposal.
Religious historian Sebastian LaLaurie knows that the crimes are more than the work of a psychopath, and that Bernadette is closing in on something she never bargained for.
Now Sebastian must convince Bernadette to believe—in the power of fallen angels in disguise. In the ancient clues of the Bible. In the hellfire of a coming apocalypse. In the prophecies of Paradise Lost. And ultimately, in the unholy conspiracy upon them, one far beyond the scope of mankind’s darkest imagination. And one that no human can stop.
Milton's Paradise Lost provides the backdrop for Browne's riveting, cinematic novel, which charts an epic battle between good and evil. When saint-like pop singer Gabriela Zuada is found burned to a crisp in her dressing room after a performance in S o Paulo, Brazil, on the last night of her Glory Revealed World Tour, Bernadette Callahan, field agent for the top-secret government spy agency known as Section, investigates. After other horribly burned bodies surface, Milton scholar Sebastian "Batty" LaLaurie persuades Bernadette that Gabriela's demise is no ordinary murder. Indeed, Beelzebub, Belial, Moloch, and Mammon a quartet of fallen angels who appropriate human "skins" as a disguise are behind the deaths as well as an unholy plot to release Satan to rule over humankind. Only the archangel Michael and his band of puny but courageous humans can defeat the demons. The author, who also writes as Robert Gregory Browne (Down Among the Dead Men), offers consistently smart prose and an ending that points to future thrillers set in this fascinating world.
I really like the way this author develops his characters. His writing style draws you in and keeps you wanting to know more! It's the kind of book that makes you stay up reading later than you should and makes you late because you just can't put it down! Enjoy.