This wild story just hit me one day during a scattered discussion of the end times, modern warfare, events on history, and the Bible in general. This fictional narrative just came together through some speculative research, historical digging, and the many questions that came to mind. What would happen if God decided to use people, with a special set of gifts, to set into motion the return of Jesus Christ? How might it look if He did this using His omnipresence and existence independent of time? What kind of men would he choose? With all of the above considered, I started laying out some facts, weaving them into a fictional reality (The best kind if you ask me).
I researched WWII, special operations, plausible timelines, battlefield reports, locations, and the metaphysical mysteries surrounding the Nazi-occult. What I found was an incredible fictional story-line that closely follows the actual events as they occurred in history. I found great men and real-life war heroes like U.S. Navy Commander Eugene Fluckey, (USS-Barb Medal of Honor recipient) and U.S. Navy Raider Ensign John Bell (Operation Torch hero) to provide color and setting to the time. I even found a very plausible fictional reality for one of the all time greats in popular culture. I’ll save his name for you to discover, but he was associated with British intelligence during the war.
The story follows a very ancient and cryptic Knights Templar journal that holds the secrets to Arma Christi, also known as the weapons of Christ. The book itself contains clues to the whereabouts of these weapons and has been fought over for hundreds of years. In Nightfall you learn many things, but in Arklight: Force Interdiction you will start to see the development of a much larger and ominous plot (Coming in April of 2018). Protagonists will emerge intent on the destruction of all things. Who’s going to stop them?
Arklight’s Spear Team, led by Captain John Steadman, is all that stands in the way of hell on earth. This special missions team operates in complete secrecy, known only by a few top U.S. officials to even exist. Their autonomy and special abilities qualify them for a very unique mission, beyond even the capabilities of America’s Tier One military units. In Arklight, God uses the brokenness of man to set into motion a series of events that will shape our future. Historical fact meets fiction in this epic struggle of good versus evil.
Check it out today! It’s also available online through Barnes and Noble, or even the iBooks store.
Good morning everyone! I mentioned a couple months ago that I secured the first 50 copies of Arklight: Operation Nightfall. It being the first book of this 5 book series, and it being my first book, it holds a special place in my life’s story. The 50 copies I secured aren’t just regular prints, they’re story edited 1st edition draft copies, which will never exist in this form again. That said, I will part with a few of these copies. I’m signing, numbering, and giving them away over the next two months in advance of book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction. If you’re interested in a free personalized signed 1st edition copy, the rules are simple.
1. To enter, leave a verified purchase review of Arklight: Operation Nightfall on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
2. To verify, comment that you reviewed the book on Arklight’s facebook visitor’s page.
3. So easy, you probably don’t even have to put your coffee down! I’ll pick three (3) winners at random on March 15th, 2018. I’ll Instant Message you for mailing instructions upon being selected and shipping is free.
Thanks to the readers!
The Latest Review… 5 of 5 Stars
“For real. The military and tactical accuracy is worthy of the best military authors, and the pace of action and brilliantly structured tension would be enough to make this book a winner. But overlay a metaphysical mystery which will keep you guessing and Googling historical factoids (they all check out!). Non-Christians, don’t be deterred. While clearly written by a believing warrior (TYFYS), the story requires no basic piety to follow, and the conclusion will blow your mind regardless of your faith tradition, or lack thereof. Strongly recommended!”
You be the judge.
If you like a true novel experience, spies, elite soldiers, accurate historical settings, historical characters, WWII history, and an EPIC fight against the forces of evil; ARKLIGHT: Operation Nightfall is right up your alley! It’s for sale wherever books are sold. Previews are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes formats.
COMING IN APRIL – THE BOOK DESCRIPTION!
The ancient Order of the Knights Templar hid pieces of Arma Christi all over the Earth, staving off disaster in their time. The locations to these weapons of Christ were documented in a cryptic journal, which remained a closely guarded secret of the Order, until its owner met an untimely demise. In Operation Nightfall, Arklight’s Spear Team discovered the existence of this journal, and an epic mission unfolded, propelling a deadly event horizon. Powerful enemies have since emerged, intent upon bringing about the destruction of all things. In Force Interdiction, the fate of mankind hangs in the balance as Spear Team undertakes a mission to secure the next piece of Arma Christi, which leads to further discovery and understanding of the truth behind the Knights Templar legend.
Arklight and their predecessors, the Alsos Mission Team, fight in the ultimate battle across time, attempting to gain the advantage against the forces of evil. Paths collide when the history of their missions are shared, uncovering a multitude of secrets that span from the American Civil War, to World War II, and into the modern day. These ancient battlefields have forged a spectacular reality no one could have ever foreseen. A war of souls looms on the horizon; the showdown between good and evil explodes in this second installment of the Arklight series.
Buy Book 1, Arklight: Operation Nightfall TODAY!! (Only .99 pennies)
It’s been a few weeks since the BIG release of my first novel Arklight: Operation Nightfall. Things are going very well, it’s climbing the charts, and I’m excited to say; the beta version of my 2nd book, Force Interdiction, is ready for a few select readers! If you haven’t gotten a chance to read Nightfall, it’s for sale everywhere books are sold and only .99 cents for the digital version. That’s Kindle, Nook, and eReader versions of every type! It’s an epic adventure story and one wild ride like no other!!
Arklight’s Mission Director
Meet the Chief. What makes Arklight special, in the sense of it’s military affiliations, is that the unit is comprised of the best and the brightest minds tier 1 units have to offer. Former Navy SEALs, like Boomer, USMC MARSOC, Army Delta Force, and USAF Pararescue comprise the bulk of Arklight’s operators. The Chief represents the mission coordination and planning unit, travelling the globe in advance of the operational teams. This career enlisted man served on a DevGrp squadron (ST-6) for many years, but age catches up to even the very best. Arklight offered him an opportunity, and he took it.
The Chief enjoys cigars, smoking them, and smoking them often. He’s rarely too far away from a zesty Cuban rolled bit of deliciousness. Few men still know him as Boomer, but his history dates back to the SEAL Teams with Captain John Steadman and Chappy. That past relationship certainly helped in the creation of Arklight, and John depends heavily upon the Chiefs detail-oriented contingency planning. Of course, at 58 years of age, the Chief might be the most prepared of all the operators. He has an uncanny ability to understand objectives, even beyond the mission.
Read Arklight: Operation Nightfall and look for Arklight: Force Interdiction COMING SOON!
In Nightfall, you learn that the Nazi spy, Dr. Clarke, was in pursuit of The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. After a very tense moment in Morocco, he fails to complete his quest, and Ian learns of the Knights Templar conspiracy. A few references are made later in Nightfall about the existence of this priceless work of art. In Interdiction, you will find out what happened to the painting, and better yet, why it was stolen.
The infamous history of this Rembrandt is scattered at best. In 1990, it was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and has never been located. The FBI has been investigating the theft for 28 years, and has yet to solve the crime. Maybe Arklight will be able to track it down, #whodunnit!
It’s almost ready! I am in the final rewrite before Book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction, goes into beta read mode. I’m very excited to announce some very interesting characters, and some astounding connections, in this next release. Navy Lieutenant Anne Carter will have a much larger role to play in the series as she finally gets her chance. Tennessee natives and historical characters, Sarah Estell and Emaline Cameron, will also be included. If you’re interested in the setting, the two ladies mentioned above might give you a clue.
Interdiction promises to be a most visceral experience. The team returns only to face down their true foe, Magnus O’Keefe. More lost art, Arma Christi, Knights Templar secrets, and battles to save mankind await! I will be getting started on book 3 soon and it will bring everything full circle.
The story continues to grow!
Hello everyone! I wanted to announce that Arklight: Operation Nightfall goes into full worldwide release starting today! It spent 3 months with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, for a limited release, and over five hundred of copies were downloaded! The book has received excellent reviews thus far, and that was just the first draft edition. That release allowed me to iron out a few bumps in the road, in order to produce a truly professional body of work.
Prior to the worldwide launch, I was able to secure a wonderful new editor, Leah Vahjen. She took the already story edited version and helped turn it into something I am truly proud of. The story jumps from the pages and the characters got some great TLC to solidify their voice. Thank you Leah, for your council, ideas, and literary prowess!
Book 2, Arklight: Force Interdiction, is almost ready for editing. Hopefully it will be ready for release in March! Thank you for all the support!
ARKLIGHT: OPERATION NIGHTFALL started the journey!