By Van R Mayhall Jr
Reviewed by Heath Henwood
This is Mayhall's third novel in a series featuring Dr Clotile Lejeune, an ancient languages expert, who has discovered a cache of ancient scrolls from Biblical times. She, along with her son and clergy from the Vatican are continually thrown in religious fights with deadly groups.
This novel follows on, set three years after the last novel, with evil pretending all aspects of power and community across the globe.
Seven unlikely heroes are drawn together and link with Dr Lejeune in a quest to defeat the 'bad man', a reference to the devil rising to power. Together they face a battle that recurs every 1000 years.
This book is mostly fast paced, although the characters tend to be a bit of a strength of the imagination.
Fans of the first two novels 'Judas the Apostle' and 'The last Sicarius' will love this book, along with any end times fanatics.
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