Steve Alten Introducing Readers to the Grim Reaper: End of Days
Forget 6-6-6; this year it's all about 10-10-10, and on that date Variance Publishing and author Steve Alten unleash Grim Reaper: End of Days on an unwitting public.
Illustrated by John Toledo, Grim Reaper: End of Days is an apocalyptic tale set in 12-12:
Patrick “Shep” Shepherd was a promising major league baseball pitcher before September 11th, 2001. Shaken by the terrorist attacks, Shep left behind his soul mate and newborn daughter to enlist in the Armed Forces. Eleven years and four deployments later, Shep finds himself in Manhattan’s VA hospital. His left arm is gone, his wife and daughter are gone, and his tarnished soul is haunted by the nightmares of war.
December 21st, 2012:
While world leaders meet at the U.N., Mary Klipot, a scientist working at a bio-hazard level-4 lab in Fort Detrick, enters Manhattan with Scythe, a swift-acting version of the Black Death, developed by the CIA to annihilate America’s enemies abroad. Believing God has chosen her to bring forth the End of Days, Mary infects herself with Scythe, unleashing a pandemic. Officials rush to seal off Manhattan island, trapping three million people -- the President among them -- the only vaccine now in Shep’s possession.
Determined to use the vaccine to rescue his wife and child, Shep and his psychiatrist, Virgil Shechinah, trek through the plague-infested neighborhoods of Manhattan, which mirror the “Nine Circles of Hell” portrayed in Dante’s Inferno. Plagued by greed, corruption, and two endless wars, it is man’s ego that has brought about the End of Days, unleashing the Grim Reaper upon the earth…and the Angel of Death is stalking Patrick Shepherd.
For more visit the official Grim Reaper: End of Days website.
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