I just signed on to produce the audiobook for Blood Republic by James R. Duncan. Look for its release Spring 2017.
Blood Republic is a political-thriller for a divided modern America. Corrupt politicians, biased media, NSA surveillance, and viral hate; Blood Republic examines extremism through a heart-pumping thriller with the fate of the country at stake. Will America survive its next election, or collapse into a 2nd civil war of conservative versus liberal?
During the closing hours of the tightest presidential election in US history, firebrand Annie Daniels is a Democratic-socialist senator determined to win the White House. She dreams of eradicating injustice, and hopefully, saving her dying daughter’s life. Major Amos Daniels, her conservative Green Beret brother, might have something to say about that though, if her plans go against his faith. As an Electoral College tie nears, the country erupts into rioting, and Annie and Amos are thrust to opposite ends of a constitutional crisis with guns drawn. Will the Daniels family find common ground above ideology to prevent a second civil war? Or, will an unknown enemy-of-the-state escape justice while pushing the nation into chaos?
Blood Republic is an intelligent thriller described as combining the philosophical depth of a Any Rand or George Orwell novel with the excitement of such story-tellers as Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, and Vince Flynn. Politically independent in tone, Blood Republic will make you question your own political and philosophical allegiances while keeping you on the edge of your seat guessing as to who the true villain is in a divided modern America. Can peace and reason overcome hate, or has the country already been pushed too far?
**Please be aware novel contains adult themes, language, and violence.**
When I was four years old, my inept biological parents decided they wanted to summon a demon.
They planned to summon one and control him so they could gain riches. However, they didn’t realize you can’t control a demon, you can only enter into an agreement with them, and so their demon was able to walk out of the summoning circle that they didn’t close properly.
They intended to summon a lesser demon, what they got was Abaddon the Destroyer, the angel of the abyss, king of the plagues, and all that evil stuff.
He took me back to hell with him and handed me over to Lucifer, who trained me to be a demon hunter.
I didn’t have the swing set in the back yard, the toy box in the corner full of toys, a bicycle, or skateboard. I had daggers, knives, and books that list all demons and their powers, lessons to create pentagrams, sigils and wards, instructions on sending demons back to hell and maintaining a mind link with Lucifer.
They say a second war is coming. Most call it the second coming of our Father.
My name is Kastor Blackwood. I’ve been chosen to prevent that war.
There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one.
They are O.C.L.T.
In Eugene, Oregon, there is a rash of suicides. All of them by hanging. All of them in locked rooms that preclude outside interference…and all of them committed with identical antique nooses.
Captain Bill Edmonds of the Eugene Police Department is trying to figure out what could be behind the pattern, but comes up empty until the grisly phenomena hits the Internet radar of the O.C.L.T. Geoffrey Bullfinch arrives in town, hoping to track down the answers. With Bill’s fiancée, Madrigal Harper, her son Skylar and his band of ghost-hunting friends, an ex-comic who once performed with John Belushi, and a cast of characters including New Jersey mobsters, book collectors, and pizza chefs, they fight to close the net on the killer before there can be more hangings. And that’s just the beginning.