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Silas Nash, disgraced FBI agent, medicated schizophrenic, lifelong outsider. When a high school football hero dies unexpectedly, he finds himself sent to the small town of Zion, a city that hasn’t seen a murder in the last hundred years. Before he’s been there a day, he’s fought the walking dead and seen impossible things. For the first time in his life, Nash is forced to consider that he’s not insane. Zion is a special town, full of myths and legends. They live in peace to keep the world from falling apart. If Nash can’t figure out who’s responsible for the murder, and make things right, things are going to get much worse, because the shadow of War has fallen over the town of Zion.
Silas isn’t a hero. He’s just a normal man trapped in a story about gods and myths, trying to stop the chaos from spreading. He’ll be forced to overcome the hatred the townsfolk have for him, and the hatred he has for himself, just to keep from being crushed between the grudges of the town’s founders. For the first time in his life he’ll have to trust people, just to track down a Serpent in Zion.
Death goddesses trying to protect their children. Halfbreed kids trying to prove they’re worth listening to. Good people trying to keep their city together. Deli store cannibals. Fiery police chiefs. Steel-toothed women. And snakes. A whole hell of a lot of snakes.
For those who enjoy: Modern Fantasy, Thrillers, The Dresden Files, Twin Peaks, Horror, and Myth. This story includes depictions of mental illness, abuse as a child, and many other terrible things, and a fair number of wonderful things. None of the things in this story are Fact, and Truth is something for you to decide for yourself. All I can hope to be is Interesting.