Techno-Thriller power house Bob Mayer returns with his most provocative dose of adrenaline to date!
What if Judas is still alive, hidden away in the jungles of the Amazon, waiting for the Second Coming?
As a massive object appears in space heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs of the Rapture and it’s just three days away. They have been preparing to implement the Great Commission as designated by Jesus—where everyone on the planet must hear the word of God before the end in order to be saved. They will use advanced technology to send that message directly into the minds of every human on the planet. The question is: will the message kill everyone who gets it or save them?
Believing him to be the anti-Christ, they also send a team of assassins up the Amazon to find the Great Betrayer and kill him before Armageddon.
Opposing the Brotherhood is the Triumvirate of the Illuminati. They believe they must stop the Great Commission and the assassination team. At the same time they rush to gather nuclear weapons and launch missiles into space to divert the Intruder, as they call the object, believing it to be a natural phenomenon over which technology will prevail.
Three survivors do finally make it to Judas, and he tells them a story, the true story of what happened over two millennia ago. And what is approaching.
As the object nears Earth, both sides become locked in a world-wide battle for the future of the human race, as Judas prepares in the jungle for the Second Coming, the fulfillment of his Fifth Gospel.
Which is not at all what anyone expects.
Praise for Bob Mayer’s science thrillers: “A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction.” Kirkus.
“The best combination of science fiction and technothriller this year.” Publishers Weekly.
“Spellbinding! Call it technothriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific storytelling.” #1 NY Times Bestseller Terry Brooks
3 Good Questions with Author Bob Mayer
NFE: What book(s) kept you up all night reading?
BOB MAYER: The Stand by Stephen King. It was such a big story. The same with Lonesome Dove. An epic. Read the opening chapter and you feel like you know this whole cast of characters intimately. It's amazing how when they cast the mini-series it was dead on.
I do remember reading this weird little book from the library as a kid called The Hobbit. I was so thrilled when I returned it and saw there were three more books by the same author, some guy named Tolkein. To me, that's the key to a great book-- one where you keep checking to make sure there's more to it, because you don't want it to end.
NFE: Would I, Judas keep you up all night reading if you hadn’t written it? Why?
BOB MAYER: I'd want to know what the Fifth Gospel written by Judas contained. I'd want to know which side prevails, if either, between those with faith and those who believe in the power of science to conquer all.
NFE: How about some links to find you on the Web?
BOB MAYER: Absolutely. Love to hear from you.
NFE Note: For those of you readers who are also writers, absolutely check out Bob's excellent Write it Forward blog!