This novel is set in the northern kingdom of ancient Israel during the reign of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
Yered, a prosperous merchant, is obsessed with arranging an interview with the mysterious prophet, Elijah. To accomplish his goal, he must out maneuver two separate military troops who are in hot pursuit of the fugitive prophet. Even if he somehow figures out a way to reach Elijah before the two army units, Yered still has another major obstacle to overcome. Once face to face with the elusive man of God, he then must convince him to come out of hiding long enough to answer a few questions at the risk of being captured or killed.
Will Yered’s preoccupation with questioning Elijah result in a revealing interview that will stand the test of time? Or will his fierce determination to meet with Israel’s most visible and most dangerous prophet cause him to lose everything including his life?
Kevin is an author and entrepreneur who especially loves the creative process of writing. He has been writing for over fifteen years and has eight books to his credit. His published works include several non-fiction projects on a variety of topics such as Christian singleness, a spiritually based motivation book, a coffee table book honoring local senior women at his home church, a Mother’s Day coffee table book and a history of how the Bible came to be. His first fiction book is a witty and entertaining look at one man’s journey to rediscovering an authentic relationship with Christ. His second book centers on one woman’s pursuit of justice with a tinge of revenge in a small, fictional town in SC. He prides himself on writing projects that are different from each other and interesting.
Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Kevin lives in Columbia, SC where he is always on a search for the next great interesting book to write. His future projects may be a novel that highlights an ironic twist or a non-fiction work that has something to do with the Bible.
In this excerpt, Yered the main character comes across three strangers just after he was nearly run over by a fleeing Elijah.
The leader of these three strangers is a mysterious man of few words, but when he speaks, strange things and feeling occur.
Hint Hint. As an author, I wouldn't introduce these 3 strange strangers if they weren't going to play a major part in the novel. Did I gave away a major thread of the plot. Well, in the vein of the lead stranger, "Not exactly!" (Inside joke. Once you read the book, you'll get it.)
The increasingly curious merchant thought it odd that he personally would encounter four people who were not from Samaria within the span of a few minutes. So, telling himself that he was being polite, not nosy, he decided to greet them. However, before he could get the words of greetings out of his mouth, one of the three strangers spoke first. “Peace, Yered.” Caught off guard because these newcomers addressed him by name, Yered spluttered in response. “Peace to you as well. I’m sorry, have we met before?” The same man who spoke earlier replied with a knowing smile on his face. “Not exactly.” Yered’s curiosity was kindled by the stranger’s short, evasive response. For a few seconds, there was an awkward silence. He felt compelled to say something, but his mind was slow to provide any coherent words.