Order of Thaddeus
Rite of Darkness
An evil unleashed. An occult past unearthed. Will the world survive a rising demonic force?
On Halloween, a raging psychopath unleashes a menacing evil that rivals recent mass shooting events—only this one is different. Questions surround the identity of the man and his past, his motives, what he was carrying with him and why—and more importantly: why he appeared to be possessed by the Devil himself.
Sounds like just the job for SEPIO, the muscular arm of the Order of Thaddeus, ancient defender of the Church, whose agents were caught up in the mayhem—and who fear all is not as it seems.
For two old acquaintances reappear from two agents’ past lives to add a confusing, charged dynamic to the events. Then the case takes a dramatic turn when evidence points to an unearthed occult history. And when the truth of what has been unleashed threatens one of their own, the entire game changes—leading to a climax that will leave readers clutching their chest with frightful anticipation staring down the Devil himself.
With echoes of Frank Peretti and Stephen King, this page-turning, heart-pounding, historically-rooted tale is ripe for a world plagued by a rise in frightening wickedness and a fascination with witchcraft. J. A. Bouma combines faith, fact, and fiction like few writers to weave an explosively inventive religious thriller steeped in occult suspense that raises the stakes for the Order of Thaddeus like never before—taking the series and its characters in a direction that will leave fans speechless.
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Best Selling Author
J. A. Bouma
J. A. Bouma believes nobody should have to read bad religious fiction—whether its cheesy plots with pat answers or misrepresentations of the Christian faith and the Bible. So he wants to do something about it by telling compelling, propulsive stories that thrill as much as inspire, while offering a dose of insight along the way.
When not putting fingers to keyboard, he loves vintage jazz vinyl, a glass of Malbec, and an epic read—preferably together. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, two kiddos, and rambunctious boxer-pug-terrier.
The year is 2123. The Church is in crisis. The only hope for the future is retrieving the past.
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– Divi Digest
Available April 09, 2019
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