Monday, April 29, 2013
Michael Webb's The Oldest Enemy
I just read The Oldest Enemy by Michael Webb.
From the very first page the reader is pulled into the action of a Catholic priest trying to perform an exorcism in Dresden Germany as the city burns from the Allied forces.
Fast forward to the eve of the new Millennium. David Lighthouse is Assistant Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship, and he's ensnared in a web of political intrigue and supernatural confrontation. A young lady is murdered and the blood is drained from her body. David becomes the prime suspect in Beth Barkley's murder. Lauren Barkley, Beth's sister, wants answers, and the police aren't answering her questions.
David meets Lauren at Beth's funeral and offers to meet with her to discuss the murder. Lauren had noticed a good change in her sister but didn't really understand her religious beliefs. David tries to share with Lauren that he thinks supernatural forces are at work wreaking havoc on their world.
David's father turns out to be Michael, the former priest who tried to perform the exorcism. He's never gotten over his failure.
And now weave into the story, Eric Reinhardt, an ex-Auschwitz guard with no memories of his past. And, oh yeah, how about a group of men who make a pact with Satan?
This story is an exotic tale of terror and dark forces. Good versus evil. Who will win?
This is an amazing story that I don't think you'll want to miss.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on The Oldest Enemy.