Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Apocalypse Cult" by Alex Siegel

Apocalypse Cult
(Gray Spear Society Book 1)
by Alex Siegel

Apocalypse Cult, the first book in the Gray Spear Society series, is currently FREE (if it's not free for you on Amazon, please try one of the other suppliers below). Also available: Carnival of Mayhem, Psychological Damage, Involuntary Control, Deadly Weakness, The Price of Disrespect, Tricks and Traps, Politics of Blood, Grim Reflections, Eyes of the World, Antisocial Media, Sharp Teeth and Bloody Claws, and Teller of Lies.

Apocalypse Cult is the first book in the Gray Spear Society series. They are God's secret warriors, His henchmen, His assassins cloaked in shadows. When lives and souls are at risk, He sends the Gray Spear Society to save mankind. This time the enemy is the Church of One Soul, a cult that intends to kill thousands of unsuspecting tourists in Chicago. But this is merely the first step in plunging the world into a devastating war. The Society has only a few days to destroy their elusive foe, despite interference by overzealous federal agents.

"Is this a job interview?" Aaron said.
The boss leaned towards him. "Please, answer. It's very important that I know more about you." Her strange dark eyes rattled his composure.
Remembering those last days as a cop caused old rage to rise within Aaron. He would never forget what had happened or forgive the people who had done it to him.
"Officially," he said, "I was terminated for falsifying evidence and intimidating witnesses, but that was just a load of made-up shit. The truth is that I blew the whistle on a sergeant for taking bribes. He went to jail, but my career was dead. Nobody trusted me anymore."
"That's unfortunate. What jobs have you held since then?"
"Part-time bouncer, part-time private eye, part-time whatever pays the rent. I hope all these questions have a point." Aaron's patience was wearing thin.
The boss flipped through her notes. "You got into some trouble as a teenager."
"You have my juvenile records, too? Those are sealed!" He slapped the table, causing glasses of water to slosh. "Who the hell are you?"
"You were arrested a couple of times for stealing cars. I guess that's where you learned how to hot-wire them."
"Never convicted."
"Because your rich parents paid good lawyers to defend you. Why did you do it?"
"I was a teenage rebel," he said, "and my friends thought it was cool. Nobody got hurt."

Praise for the Book
"Apocalypse Cult may sound like a religious novel of the end times; but in fact it's so much more: a gripping thriller packed with twists and turns of plot that are powerful, unpredictable, and compelling... Thriller writing at its finest!" ~ Midwest Book Review
"This was a fast read and definitely piqued my interest to find out what other adventures the author has in store for the Gray Spear Society. Readers of thrillers and action adventure will thoroughly enjoy this book. Recommended." ~ Two Ends of the Pen
"The Society might be as unruly and chaotic as those they face. Their members have dark secrets, foul tempers, and struggle with their own survival. It was a captivating read of mystery, fantasy, and the imperfection of dark fantasy that I enjoy. The boundaries these characters cross and the problems they face are as inhuman as they become. I look forward to reading more." ~ Literary Sweet
"I recommend this book and have suggested it to friends. If you like action and books that make you think, go get it!" ~ Divine Books

About the Author
Alex Siegel grew up a math and computer geek. At the age of twenty-five, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. He continues to make a good living as a software developer in Chicago. In his late twenties, he took up creative writing as a serious pastime with the intention of eventually making it his career. This goal has been elusive, but failure is not an option. In 2001, his wife gave birth to triplet boys. People often ask him how he still finds time to write. In 2009, he began the Gray Spear Society series, and he hopes it will be his key to literary fame.