He calls himself the Coppersmith…
A religious fanatic bent on murder, he begins systematically eliminating pastors in Upstate New York. From small towns to large cities he selects his victims, seemingly at random, and subjects them to a torturous death.
Janelle Becker is the agent with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit charged with solving the crimes. But even with the Bureau’s resources, she finds herself ill-prepared to unravel the Coppersmith’s message. Why do his methods keep changing? How can they know where he’ll strike next? And can she escape her own dark past before it’s too late?
As she and her fellow agents track down the clues of the Coppersmith, they find themselves following an ancient itinerary that hearkens back to the steps of the apostle Paul. It becomes a race against this faceless killer as they struggle to predict his movements and get ahead of his deadly message of judgment. Can they stop him in time?
About the Author
I am unapologetically a masculine American Christian. I’m a lover of the Declaration of Independence, a friend of the Constitution, and a rock-solid believer in the Bible as the Sword of the Spirit. I believe in freedom and the rights of men. I bow the knee to no man and have no sovereign but God. My faith is aggressive, a little hairy and a bit of a brute—like the preacher John Knox evangelizing Scotland with a Bible in one hand and a broadsword in the other. I’m more interested in being truthful with a bias toward action than I am in being nice—but that doesn’t mean I’m unkind. As a novelist, I write fiction that wrestles with these themes—that doesn’t shy away from hard questions or dicey situations. I treat my characters like real people with real flaws who sometimes do wrong and stupid things—especially when they’re trying to do the right thing. If you have a problem with an occasional swear word, violence, or an implied sexual situation, then I am probably not the writer for you. I write stuff that interests me—whether it’s the erosion of the American family, socio-political unrest in the U.S. that threatens to break into civil war, UFO’s, adventures in Biblical and Christian archaeology, dystopias, sword and sorcery fantasy, or getting inside the mind of a serial killer—and if that’s the kind of stuff you like, then I might be your next author.