Mark Everett Stone creates a tale of good versus evil in
this captivating thriller with a 2,000 year old mystery.
Jude Oliver and Mike Engle make the most unlikely of
friends. Engle, a veteran of Desert Storm, has finally found
the peace he has been searching for as a priest in the
Catholic Church. When Mike meets Jude outside his church one
day, he feels drawn to the seemingly lost soul. But Mike is
unaware that Jude is descended from the oldest enemy of the
church. As Mike begins to uncover the secrets of Jude's
family, he realizes the evil that threatens to destroy
mankind. But in order to help safe heaven and earth, Mike
must put aside all logical ideas he has about the human
race. The story of Jude's family defies all preconceived
notions Mike has about what creatures walk among us.
Jude Oliver has never felt he has lived up to his father's
impossible expectations, Jude Oliver and his father, Julian
Deschamps, are descended from an ancient line of assassins.
Jude has been trained as a professional killer from his
early childhood, But Jude's family are not simply mortal
killers. Instead, Jude is descended from an ancient line
which can be traced back to Judas, the infamous disciple,
who betrayed Jesus Christ.
Now Jude and Mike must search for an ancient family relic,
called The Silver, dating back to the time of Christ. Jude
must not only cross his dangerous father, but also the
distant relative who continues to control the family after
thousands of years. When Mike realizes that the family
member Julian and Jude communicate with is Lucifer, he knows
that the future of heaven and earth rests on finding the
Silver and destroying it once and for all.
This evil mystery is a heavenly read! THE JUDAS LINE creates
a believable mystery which links the ancient past to the
present. By building on the ancient story of the betrayal of
Jesus Christ by Judas, Market Everett Stone crafts a
dark versus light drama which will keep readers hooked.
I loved how Stone makes Jude an unwilling member of the
darkest family threatening mankind. Simply brilliant!
Jude Oliver hails from a long line of assassins. Tired of
his family's treachery and wanting more from life than
power, he escapes with their secret weapon, the Silver--an
ancient artifact so potent, so evil, that it could plunge
mankind into a permanent state of ruin and despair.
After fifteen years on the run, Jude receives a surprise
visit from a cousin who planned to murder him to obtain the
family treasure. So begins Jude's desperate quest to find
another artifact powerful enough to destroy the Silver. His
traveling companion is an unlikely friend, Mike Engle--a
Catholic priest who found his calling on the brutal sands of
Iraq. In the course of their journey, the two men clash with
evil in many forms. Mike learns the details of Jude's
incredible history and the family secret that reaches back
Before their final, earth-shattering battle, the duo will
find surprising allies and the strength to carry on against
seemingly insurmountable odds. Will the lessons Jude has
learned about love, friendship and sacrifice be enough to
save him from his family and his destiny?