Agent Bowers races against time to decipher the labyrinthine clues of a killer bent on reenacting crimes from a 13th-century manuscript condemned by the church.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
I worked on this novel for about a year, certain that I knew who the killer was. However, three days before my deadline, I realized that the climax just didn’t work. The only way for me to make the story satisfying and also include a twist, required me to change who the killer was.
Since the book is nearly 500 pages long, this meant major rewrites, which took me several months. So, if you think you know who the killer is, remember that so did I—until the story revealed that it really needed to be someone else.
This book includes a flashback that was so frightening some bookstores banned the book. Actually, the killer was so unsettling that I had to stop working on the novel and write a prayer book (that I had under contract with my publisher) before I was able to come back and finish the novel.
If you like intriguing stories with an historical connection and a chilling killer, this is probably the book for you.READ AN EXCERPT
Winner of the Christian Manifesto’s Lime Award for Best Fiction
Winner of the INSPY Award for Thriller/Suspense
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