For as long as I can remember I've enjoyed stories about puzzles, riddles, secret societies, and mystery (think Indiana Jones gaining access to the Temple of the Sun and having to decipher the clues on The Great Seal to access the room containing the Holy Grail). I also have a certain fascination with stories about angels, The Book of Revelation, and historical figures. Throw all of that in a blender and what do you get? A nice generous portion of The Tears of Nero.
Like The Maze, this book has a central Christian theme. This one addresses the question, "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?"
Fun fact #1: This is the first book in The Halo Group series. The Halo Group is a clandestine government organization created to infiltrate and investigate cults, sects, and other strange religious orders that may be involved in illegal activity.
So without further ado, here's a rundown on The Tears of Nero:
From the author of The Maze comes a new novel of spiritual warfare, supernatural mystery, and suspense.
Five strangers on a mysterious island are stalked by a madman who calls himself Nero after the crazed Roman Emperor.
A clandestine society known as the Slaves of Solomon search for an ancient secret hidden on the island.
Rumors abound that one of the angels mentioned in the Book of Revelation is secreted in one of the island’s limestone caves.
Are Nero’s murderous games merely the whimsy of a madman or is there something more at work? Are the Slaves of Solomon striving to protect humankind or destroy it? Is there really an angel on the island somewhere or is that story a cover up used to protect the Slaves of Solomon‘s true purpose?
Come to the island and find out why God allows bad things to happen to good people!
Fun Fact #2: Book 2 of The Halo Group Series is in progress and has a working title of Beware the Death Angel.