Wrath of the Fallen

Justin has discovered that being murdered for his sins doesn't mean he's finished paying for them. Once a member of an elite counter-intelligence group Justin was part of the Catholic Church's solution to eliminating the Rosicrucians - an ancient secret society who challenged the power of the Church. After his assassination he finds himself reborn in modern-day New Orleans. Only now he is changed. Now he is a vessel for the dead, to be possessed and used by their spirits for their own purposes.

 

Justin was once part of an elite group who's sole purpose was to stamp out the threat to the Catholic Church from a secret society. He was trained to be the ultimate counter-intelligence agent and given full pardon from the church to accomplish any task that needed to be carried out. His effectiveness was ultimately his undoing and with the accomplishment of a final mission, Justin unwittingly signed his own death warrant.Fast forward to present-day Louisiana.

 

Justin has been reborn as something more than human, but far from Godly. He is now Fallen, and his exceptional powers are used by those beyond Death's Door to finish whatever twisted plans they didn't finish before their deaths. His salvation seems unreachable, and his happiness seems forbidden.Then he meets a young girl who changes his life. She shows him his humanity, showing him that life does not need to be one vicious deed after another. He rescues her from the most evil of men, once again unwittingly setting into motion events that will bring him face-to-face with the cold hand of death.

 

Though unmatched physically, he becomes a victim to a spirit unlike any he's ever experienced. This spirit doesn't just want Justin's body - it wants to burn his life to ashes and devour what's left of his soul. Justin begins a battle that crosses from the physical realm to the spiritual, only this time it isn't only his life that is in danger.This book follows the same genre as Koontz, Preston and Child, and Stephen King. If you like their writings, you'll enjoy this novel.

 

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