Something strange is happening in the city of Everett, Washington and Father Niccolo Paladina is tasked with investigating possible demonic activity. Nothing is as it seems, however, and things quickly begin spiraling out of his control.
When his path crosses with that of an old rival, they discover that things are worse in Everett than either of them could ever have imagined. As his world collapses around him, Niccolo will be left with one terrible question: what is my faith worth?
Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.
He has won multiple literary awards for his novels. He has also been a bestseller in multiple different categories.
Character Interview (Arthur Vangeest, the Hunter):
- Which living person do you most despise?
I most despise Bishop Leopold Glasser, the man who betrayed my family and is responsible for the deaths of my wife and daughter.
- What is the quality you most like in a person?
The willingness to do what is right. There is a lot of evil out in the world, and it isn’t all just evil creatures or monsters. As Edmund Burke said: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
- What or who is the greatest love of your life?
At one time, I would have said my wife, but then when we had our daughter she became the most important thing in the world for me. She was completely unexpected and a gift from God. Sadly, she was taken from me. I would have died then, but I found Abigail and she became a reason for me to continue moving forward.
- When and where were you happiest?
I didn’t know it then, but I was happiest when I was with my family. I never understood just how much of a blessing they were for me until they were gone.
Character Interview (Father Niccolo Paladina):
- What is it that you most dislike?
I dislike people who are unwilling to help those less fortunate than themselves.
- What is your greatest regret?
Never searching for my parents. I was abandoned as a child, left with the Church, and I never took the time to find out who my parents were or why they left me. Not knowing haunts me.
- How would you like to die?
In service to my faith and to my Church.
Author Interview (Lincoln Cole):
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little. Pretty much as soon as I started reading books by Stephen King.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book. Some of the books I’ve written (literary ones) took years to finish, but others take only a few months. I’ve gotten better at the process of forming an outline and writing a story, so each time I finish one it happens a little bit faster.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I usually do a little bit of writing and then work on something else. I also work full time as a software developer and relax with my family, so it’s hard to squeeze everything in together!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I honestly don’t know. I do things different each time and I don’t have any rituals, but I’m sure if you asked other people they would have a few ideas!
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was fourteen when I wrote my first book, and it was terrible. My parents printed copies of it to hand out, but luckily it never sold any copies because it was atrociously bad. I learned a lot, though, and the experience was worthwhile.
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