by Bruce D. Edwards, free on Kindle courtesy of ePublishing Works!
Darkness haunts Sherry Whittington. To the outside world, she is a typical thirty-seven-year old woman. Inwardly, she battles schizophrenia. But when Sherry discovers she is also psychically gifted, it is one more burden she must endure.
Cadence McShane is a CIA remote viewer on a covert mission in West Texas trying to find an ancient crystal capable of mass destruction. When the search leads him to Sherry, Cadence is stunned when she intuits his true identity. Then he quickly exploits her psychic ability to his advantage.
Together, driven by a dark chemistry neither of them can explain, Cadence and Sherry race to uncover the crystal before foreign terrorists can use in on U.S. soil. But the pair's every move is being anticipated by the terrorists groupís strong arm, Morda, a sadistic hermaphrodite who feeds upon chaos.
Sherry is no match for Morda or his twisted obsession that mocks the God who created him. Armed with only childlike spiritual guidance and the backfiring curses of a vengeful psychic, Sherry must accept and embrace her new ability if she and Cadence are to overcome Morda and reach the crystal first.
Drawing readers into a compelling and twisted world dominated by deceit and intrigue, Darkness Rising introduces a sadistic villain battling a damaged heroine struggling with her own sanity and faith. This novel will appeal to readers of Thomas Harris, Nicci French and F. Paul Wilson.