He is a grifter named Jeremiah the B, the last possible descendant of the line of David, and unknown to him he fits all four Biblical signs of the Messiah. But Jeremiah the B is a reluctant messiah and finds himself pitted in a titanic struggle with a billionaire underworld boss, who has distinct similarities to a certain Prince of Lies.
With both of them demonstrating their true colors as scoundrels, which one is actually the hero?
Can Jeremiah the B redeem the human race after all, or will he put the world in more jeopardy than it has faced since Earth’s last extinction-level event?
The Branch is original, funny, and thought-provoking.
The first in a rollicking, galaxy-spanning SF adventure series that will make your imagination spin!
McGill Feighan is a “Flinger”—able to teleport himself or anything else as far away as he can imagine (as long as he’s been there before). He can travel across the universe in a flicker and a flash.
But that’s not all.
The Far Being, known as Retzglaran, has interfered with McGill from his birth, and is the source of his powers . . . and his persecution.
When McGill was only four days old, an interstellar crime syndicate known as The Organization put out a contract on his life.
What does the universe have against him? And can he learn to control his powers enough to survive the assortment of people who have taken far too much interest in his life?
As a young man, McGill sets off on an unguided quest for the Far Being, a journey that will take him to the most fantastic worlds, among the most incredible alien species. It might be a fun adventure . . . if the whole galaxy wasn’t out to kill him.
Two grisly murders are committed at a meat-packing plant by a person wearing a cow mask . . . not long after the CEO of a water park is brutally killed by someone wearing an orca mask.
Interpol Agent An Chang believes these are the latest acts of a ruthless serial killer he has been chasing for more than twenty years . . . a killer who targets those who harm innocent animals.
Elephant poachers in Chad, Russian big-game hunters of endangered species, dog fighters in Atlanta, European food execs who gorge ducks to make pâté, gorilla hunters in the Congo, ivory merchants in China.
Those who torture animals are not safe . . .
Working with two California detectives, Chang races to unmask the killer, as his spree ramps up. But the killer’s motives and history are far deeper than anyone realizes, and the truth of his rampage leads Chang on a wild chase from the streets of Shanghai around the globe . . .
Animal is a relentless thriller by renowned surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Munish K. Batra, in collaboration with international best-selling author Keith R.A. DeCandido. This thought-provoking, pulse-pounding novel will engross and enthrall. Do the most noble of intentions justify the most horrific acts?