This is a fascinating near-present dystopian adventure.
America has been attacked by an unknown assailant; Nuclear, Chemical and Biological warfare. Besides that there are earthquakes, storms, and the weather is turning very cold. Much of American infrastructure is gone, no cell service, no internet, no electricity. How would you survive? The police are missing, the army is nowhere to be found. What would you do?
Laura Balous lives in Monterey, California. She is trying to figure out the answers to these questions and more.
The author has crafted a multi-volume answer to these questions and so much more. Her hero, Laura Balous is an ordinary woman who cares about her family, her neighbors and friends. When disaster seems imminent she goes door to door trying to stimulate community and find out who may need help. She does not want to lead the others, she just wants to survive with her husband and hopes her nieces will make their way home.
A very enjoyable story, that will bring several hours of pleasure. 5 stars
"Salvatore Antonelli, a disgraced ex-bishop, and Benito Castillo, a young tech-priest fresh out of Seminary, are tasked by the Vatican to confront DAMON-1, a nuclear capable AI that claims to be Satan incarnate, returned to the physical world to bring about Armageddon.
The two clergy must battle to restore DAMON and purge Satan from the enslaved AI's core."
That is how the book is introduced on smashwords.
Diabolus is a great read! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. A score that is very hard to earn. I judge by how enjoyable the story is, depth of character, pacing of the plot and errors that I find. This was a fairly complicated trick, the mixture of Science and Religion. There are many who think these subjects are mutually exclusive, but I think Mr. Hill accomplished this in admirable fashion.
Salvatore has a great deal of inner pain and doubt he must overcome, he felt betrayed by his Church. Benito, much younger, deals with the tech aspects and follows in the steps of his Lord.
Diabolus, one of my favorite books for 2014, will provide several hours of enjoyment for the Scifi lover, as well the person interested in Spiritual and Christian concepts.
Disclosure: I am not a member of the Roman Catholic church.
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