Our featured book for March is The Force. With 22 reader reviews on Amazon--16 five star reviews and 6 four star reviews, The Force is a thriller you won't want to miss. Enjoy this great book for just $2.99 through the end of March.
Someone is murdering the world’s most beautiful women—over and over and over.
When Jarrod and Joshua Sinclair are called in to consult with the FBI about the Hollywood Starlet murders, they immediately suspect their old nemesis, Josef Helmick, of creating clones of famous women for a visiting Saudi prince. Wasting no time, they hire retired detective Fred Kowalski and send him to Dubai to uncover Josef’s base of operations and build a case against him for the murders.
But Fred soon discovers that Helmick is harboring a secret much darker than human trafficking. Fred must stop Josef before he resurrects an ancient, diabolical Force in order to bring the entire human race under his control.
Enjoy the excerpt:
Peter Kessler awakened to the sound of
someone pounding on a door. The sound seemed to be coming from a long way away,
and Peter’s foggy brain had a difficult time processing it. He heard his
housekeeper’s voice and two male voices that he did not recognize, but the
words that floated up to his bedroom were muffled and unintelligible.
turned to face the clock on his bedside table: “1:23 A.M.” A jolt of fear and
dread surged through his body that instantly rendered him fully awake. He sat
up and swung his legs over the side of the bed, waiting for the sound of
Liesel’s footsteps in the hallway.
seconds Liesel had reached the bedroom door. Knocking softly she said, “Herr
Kessler, the polizei are here. There
has been an accident.”
the night was warm, Kessler’s hands were cold, and they shook as he opened the
door. “Tell them that I will be right there,” he said before shutting the door
in the housekeeper’s face.
he pulled on his clothes, he remembered the day twelve years earlier when his
wife and daughter had been killed in an automobile accident. The sole survivor
had been his four-year-old son, Dieter. Six days after the funeral, Dieter was
sent home from the hospital, and since that day Peter had done everything
possible to protect him. Dieter was all that he had—his only reason for living.
Now, in the middle of the night the polizei
had come to his door to tell him that there had been an accident.
refused to ride with the police to the morgue. He followed in his Bugatti
Veyron, the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest car in the world. Dieter
had been thrilled the day that it was delivered to their country home, and when
Peter had seen how much his son admired the magnificent piece of German
engineering, he had promised to give him one for his sixteenth birthday.
to his word, Peter had ordered the automobile and arranged for it to arrive
during Dieter’s birthday party which had been held the previous month. Just as
Peter had anticipated, the magnificent gift had delighted Dieter and inspired
envy in his friends. Peter had planned every detail of the party so that all
eyes were constantly fixed on Dieter; it was a celebration of his son and of
the extent to which Peter was willing to go to ensure that Dieter lived a long,
as he followed the police car to the morgue, Peter felt everything he had
worked for slip away, as if someone had silently slit his wrists, and his
life’s blood were draining from him. Tomorrow headlines all over the world
would read, Billionaire German
Industrialist’s Only Son Killed in Automobile Accident.
Peter stood with the police officers waiting for the body to be uncovered, he
gripped the back of a steel and vinyl chair for support. His knees felt
rubbery, and it took all his strength to remain on his feet. When the sheet was
pulled back revealing his son’s face, he spoke, “It is the second time that I
have identified my son’s body in less than a year. No more,” and he turned and
walked from the room.
a quick exchange speculating what Herr Kessler could possibly mean by his
remarks, the younger of the two police officers hurried after Peter and asked
if they could drive him home; he did not speak but simply shook his head and
continued walking to the parking lot where he climbed into his car and sped
minutes later Peter Kessler walked into the library of his country home, pulled
his luger from his desk, and shoved it into his mouth. The sound of the
explosion brought Liesel running to investigate.
"The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann lifts up their quintessential bad guy, Josef Helmick, and places him into the center of the action....His character and story line will quickly change the mind of anyone who thinks Christian fiction is either boring or sanitized."
"This is a story on par with Frank E. Peretti's, This Present Darkness, as it explores the darkness of men's souls; their fears, hunger for power and wealth, cruelty and callous disregard for human life that makes your heart tremble and gives you food for thought. But in the shadows of such bleakness, Alexandra Swann has woven elements of deliverance, hope, love and a message of faith that brings light." --Wendy, Goodreads review.