No, you don’t need to be scrambling for antibiotics. And you won’t see billboard harbingers, or connections to the Mayan calendar. The Tenth Plague is the sequel to Adam Blumer’s first novel, Fatal Illusions.
Here is a summary of the first plot (and a few brief reviews), to bring you up to speed:
An amateur magician, an unassuming family . . . a fatal illusion Haydon Owens wants to be the next Houdini. He has been
practicing his craft and has already made four women disappear. All it took was a bit of rope and his two bare hands. The Thayer family has come to the north woods of Newberry, Michigan, looking for refuge, a peaceful sanctuary from a shattered past. But they are not alone. Little do they know that they are about to become part of Haydon’s next act. Time is running out and already the killer has spotted his next victim. Who will escape alive?
“Fatal Illusions is an engaging, fast-paced read with a captivating storyline that grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. Highly recommended!”-Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman
“An awesome ride!”-Rosey Dow, Christy Award winning author of Reaping the Whirlwind
“Adam Blumer tells a fast-paced story that weaves together a serial killer, a physically wounded pastor and his spiritually wounded wife. The twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”-Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers
And here is a summary of the sequel, to whet your appetite:
Gaining custody of their adopted baby boy, Gillian and Marc Thayer head to a north woods retreat and conference center for some much-needed R & R. But protesters with placards and a PA system shatter the otherwise-peaceful surroundings. A Bible translation committee is holding its regional meeting, and the mob is protesting the committee’s efforts to create a controversial parallel Bible. While the protestors call down God’s wrath, an apparent plague of blood strikes the facility. Is God displeased with the committee? Or are the protestors somehow to blame?
When a committee member turns up dead, Marc and Gillian put their vacation on hold, enlist the help of retired homicide detective Chuck Riley, and take a closer look at the bizarre plagues as they escalate in intensity. Meanwhile, a stranger is after the Thayers’ baby. Will they uncover the truth behind the bitter agenda before the final plague, the death of the firstborn son?
Adam Blumer graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in a print journalism. Since childhood he has been writing stories and has since been published in a variety of periodicals. He lives in Michigan with his wife and their two daughters.
If you enjoy a gripping plot, suspense, unexpected twists and turns, without having to worry about compromising biblical standards for literature, you are safe in Adam’s hands. You’ll find no innuendo, no profanity…nothing but a very engaging, thoughtfully written story you’ll not be able to put down. I’ll soon be reviewing this new book here on my blog, so keep an eye out! Click this live link to read some already-published, glowing endorsements, posted at Adam’s blog!
The Tenth Plague will be available for download as an e-book as early as January 15, 2013, via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and any other main places where e-books are sold. Mark your calendar!