The Third Spiritual Front, which is competing against Heaven and Hell for the most evil and virtuous people on earth, is the basis for the thriller, Smile for the Pistol. Cillian Amhurst returns to his hometown in Georgia after running away from a violent attack on his high school graduation night 8 years ago. Without any experience, he is offered the position of Chief-of- Police by the county’s underhanded mayor. He soon finds himself in the midst of an incursion of supernatural Followers that have certain characteristics and who were once normal human beings but are now part of The Third Spiritual Front who pursue these prized individuals and capture them for their mysterious purpose. Cillian seeks revenge along the way and discovers that his past is connected to this phenomenon. He must face both known and unknown enemies during a time of redefined good and evil.
Brad Bentley was born in East Point, Georgia and grew up in Pike County, Georgia. During and after high school, he bagged groceries and worked in a warehouse for an auto parts manufacturer before graduating from Clayton State College in Morrow, GA. He pursued writing as a hobby after having two articles published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution. His interests include traveling, collecting pictures of James Dean & Marilyn Monroe, reading, walking with his imagination at The Chattahoochee River in the summer and trying something adventurous each year. He thinks L.A. Confidential is the best movie ever and loves the band Korn. Retiring early, going on missionary trips and traveling the country while listening to reminiscent songs by Otis Redding and George Ezra are in his future plans. For now, he is working on his second book. He currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.