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.
Coming April 26, 2016
A New Series by M.K. Gilroy
What inspired you to create Kristen Conner? That was the lead question by author, writer, columnist, and reviewer Kim Ford in a recent interview where I am on the cover of Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Click the link to read the entire interview that includes questions on starting a new publishing company, Sydney Lane Press, whether the Russian Mafia – one of the storylines in Cold As Ice – is a real menace in America, and the biggest changes I’ve seen in the publishing industry over the past 35 years. Thanks for a great interview Kim!
Kristen Conner – one of three daughters of a felled Chicago policeman who has contributed more than her fair share toward the elimination of crime in her city. Tell us how you were inspired to create this character.
I am such a fan of character-driven mystery series, I knew that’s what I wanted to create. First question, of course, was male or female? I considered flipping a coin. The decision was simple though. I looked at my own family. With three sons and three daughters, I’ll confess, my daughters provided more drama in my life! Now I’ve probably got myself in trouble again.
Let me mention one other inspiration as I created Kristen Conner. I started with the premise that I would not write a Christian series. I would do my best to write for the mystery genre. But just as Tony Hillerman, Fay Kellerman, and many others have written series with a very distinctly religious and reflective character, I would write Kristen as a Christian – a “church girl.” That may be a nuance but I think she has been very well received by readers who bought the books from the perspective of either genre. Read the full interview.