The barbarians have breached the gates and the world burns before our eyes. The ones who can do something to save humanity refuse to act. On the Island of Patmos, the place of my father’s birth, St. John the Apostle had a vision of a Beast rising from the sea. So I have prayed to the God I don’t believe in and have told him that I will do what all others fear to do. I will rise from the sea. I will ride the blood-red horse of the Apocalypse. I will be the Beast who destroys the world in order to save it.
A disillusioned ex-Army Ranger, Burke, is a private contractor in the shadowy world of corporate and non-sanctioned political espionage. He lost his soul on the battlefield of Iraq and is now willing to provide any black ops service as long as the client pays on time.
Burke agrees to infiltrate and spy on Jonathan Alexander, one of the world’s richest men, to cash in on a particularly big payday. As he reads the words of a madman, Burke remembers that he was once a man of faith.
Whatever the cost, Burke must stop Alexander, turning himself into the most hunted man in the world.