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The God Factor (The Apocrypha Book 1)
“He who controls the God Factor controls Earth’s destiny … if it still has one.”
An ancient evil lays buried deep in the Superstition Mountains. For young photojournalist, Jenna Blakely, and DARPA agent, Kyle Fortnum, the terrifying discovery is only the beginning of their problems. As they soon find to their horror, in their hands they hold the secret to the ultimate fate of the Earth itself. There are those who will stop at nothing to get it.
Jenna, while on assignment for her magazine, captures a picture of a bright beam of light shooting up into the night sky from the mountains of Arizona. Her editor sends her and a coworker, Peter, back to the site to investigate.
But the strange glow has done more than just piqued her editor’s interest alone. Others have noticed. The event triggers a race amongst deadly opposing forces.
The first is a covert inner circle of the Bilderberg Society, intent on finding an alien weapon to achieve their ultimate goals, ones stated on the Guiding Stones of Georgia.
Opposing them is a secret group of Jesuits known as the Hidalgos. They only owe allegiance to a centuries-dead pope. The fanatical Hidalgos are determined on keeping hidden the location of “tainted” gold, the legendary Cibola, the cities of lost gold.
Kyle Fortnum is also sent to investigate. The beam of light has vaporized a military satellite. The government is alarmed. Moreover, the strange ray targeted a distant LaGrange point in space. There, “something” invisible seems to be lurking.
Then there is Barry, Jenna’s abusive ex-boyfriend and fellow journalist. He’s out not only to steal her story and so become famous, but he wants to exact murderous revenge upon her, as well.
A Jesuit priest wanted for a double killing and sworn to stop anyone from finding the gold, Jenna and coworker, Peter, Kyle, assassins, and a maniacal ex-lover, are all thrust into fast-paced, life-or-death situations. They battle for supremacy in the Arizona Superstition Mountains, those of the legendary and famous Lost Dutchman’s Mine.
Somehow, Jenna, Kyle, and Peter must not only find the source of the light, but discover its secrets in time to stop an alien “something” streaking toward Earth on a mission of total destruction. As if this weren’t enough, there is something more, something else buried in those mountains. This is the lethal secret known only as the God Factor, a thing so powerful, it can destroy the entire population of Earth. And he who controls the God Factor will control Earth’s future … if it still has one.
From a murdered priest in Boston to assassins in the Arizona wilderness, the battle begins. Powerful and clandestine societies struggle for control of bizarre alien weapons. A government agent and an innocent young woman fight to survive and win out against incredible odds. Somehow, someway, they must save the world not only from alien destruction, but from human caused devastation, as well.
In this science fiction thriller by bestselling and award nominated author, Rob Shelsky, the war is on for control of the God Factor. The clock is ticking down toward zero hour and not for just one apocalypse, but two. The God Factor, an action-packed tale of international intrigue, suspense, and mystery.
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