The Devil's Calling

The Devil's Calling

by Michael Kelley
The Devil's Calling

The Devil's Calling

by Michael Kelley


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Dive into the second entry in Mike Kelley's spellbinding trilogy, with freethinking literature professor Sean Byron McQueen returning for another high-stakes adventure.

It's been nine years since Sean Byron McQueen and quantum physics professor Emily Edens-aka M-discovered his murdered best friend's Theory of Everything. Now, Sean and M live a near-idyllic life on the campus of a college they've established for young women. M's teaching of the new paradigm-shifting theory of constant creation has made her a rock-star scientist.

When Sean's missing spiritual guide, Juno-believed to have been abducted by aliens that are targeting enlightened beings-sends him a telepathic message that his beloved and illuminated M is also in danger, Sean becomes hypervigilant in order to protect her.

Meanwhile, troubling AI-produced literature begins arriving in Sean's inbox, and the culprit may be an ex-CIA operative with the code name Guru who is intent on revenge. Sean presumes the Guru is also the mastermind behind Genesis, a super-intelligent Russian computer that will connect humans via a network of direct brain-to-brain links. Genesis is seen as the next evolutionary step by the wired-in nation (WiN), a group determined to create a New Society. Are the Guru and WiN after M, who is determined to ensure the ethical rollout of the dangerous "hive-mind" technology, or are the threats figments of Sean's vivid imagination-his superpower and curse?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632998408
Publisher: River Grove Books
Publication date: 06/11/2024
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL KELLEY is a former lawyer who, prior to pursuing his passion for writing, built an international business on Wall Street before founding his own investment management firm. His love of literature and creative writing began during his years at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Michael currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter. After years leading a busy life in the city, he now spends the majority of his time in the peaceful woods of Dutchess County where he enjoys meditation, yoga, wine, reading, and hiking, all of which inspire his writing.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Michael Kelley has delivered a mystical techno-thriller that examines the difficulty of living a peaceful and spiritual life side-by-side with technologies that can strip us of humanity and enable the forces of evil in the world. You’ll want to stop reading so you can catch your breath, but you won’t be able to. It’s that kind of page-turner.”
—Laura Manning Johnson, former CIA WMD analyst and DHS all threats and hazards planner, current adjunct professor at Georgetown University

The Devil’s Calling is a brilliant and heart-pounding, epic saga of metaphysical science fiction. It’s a journey of self-realization and a cautionary tale for generations to come; the kind of book that hooks you from the start and never lets go until the final sentence of the final page. This sci-fi story pits human-based intelligence against automated thought.”
—John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press

“This is a wondrous novel on so many levels, not the least of which is an affinity with the great novelists of the century: the work of a master artist is evident on every page and lingers in the mind long after reading! The adventure propels along with voracious but eloquent speed in exploring all manner of scientific concepts and theories in a way that embraces mystery, sci-fi, magical realism, romance, philosophy, spirituality, and poetry, as well as some fine asides about culture.”
—Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer

“Well, dear reader, this incredible story is guaranteed to ignite questions in your mind, questions that can only be answered with the passing of time. However, I can guarantee that as you find yourself hurtling toward the last page, nothing will prepare you for the final paragraph of this truly outstanding book. Michael Kelley, in this incredible work of science fiction, asks, ‘Can free will and AIs truly live in harmony?’”
—Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review and Columbia Review of Books & Film

“Michael Kelley takes the reader into the characters’ lives nine years later in the thrilling sci-fi adventure The Devil’s Calling. Kelley brilliantly continues to develop the protagonists’ personalities and relationships amid the progression of the story and interactions with both new characters, life-altering situations, and entanglements with future-science phenomena.”
—Chris Cordani, host, Book Spectrum

“Many writers have a daunting task ahead of them to produce a sequel to a complex and involved first novel, especially one as intriguing as The Lost Theory. Michael Kelley has risen to the occasion with an equally compelling thriller that finds new and exciting ways to raise the stakes and push the development of established characters in different directions.”
—K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite

“An ambitious thriller blending science, spiritualism, advanced AI, and possible alien abduction.”
BookLife Reviewed

The Devil’s Calling is a gripping, fast-paced read that ranges across the globe and into the depths of the human heart, mind, and spirit as Sean chases down those that would threaten his love. If you like Dan Brown’s books, you will love how Michael Kelley’s novels cross and combine genres to explore the intersection of science and spirituality, wrapped in an entertaining sci-fi adventure. In years to come, readers may look at the questions posed in The Devil’s Calling as a prescient foretelling of the struggle between AI and the spirit of humanity. Anyone who enjoys delving into discussions of philosophy and spirituality will love this book. Highly recommended!”
—Jessica Tofino, educator and writer

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