Sins of the Fathers

      John Richmond
Sins of the Fathers

Father John Calvin is a priest with a mission: Kill anyone the Vatican considers a threat. But when a demon possesses the young son of a Mafia strong-man his masters send Calvin on a mission of mercy. The priest must battle an ancient and familiar foe under the shadow of the boy's criminal father. In the end he will confront evil both supernatural and human. But his greatest enemy may lie within.The young son of powerful organized crime boss, Frank Mason, is possessed. Mason calls in a favor to a very special branch of the Vatican and a priest is sent. Father John Calvin must confront an ancient malice and in so doing face his own deep-seated evil. The battle between man and demon is only the beginning in this fast-paced supernatural thriller.

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    Shard

      John Richmond
Shard

A dying coal town set deep in the hollows of the Appalachian Mountains is the scene for this compelling supernatural tale. Ancient demons from beneath the smoldering mines recruit the town's last hold-outs in their battle for dominion over the earth. The town constable and his friends will fight for their sanity, their lives and ultimately the human race.Constable McFarlan has a problem—his town’s on fire.A once prosperous mining community nestled deep in the hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, Shard, Kentucky was the picture of Small Town America. But in 1989 The Fire changed everything. A mysterious accident set the coal seam ablaze and Shard began a slow death burn. As the smolder spread beneath the streets, houses disappeared into fiery sinkholes and sulfurous smoke poured from kitchen taps. Most of the town moved on. More than twenty years later only Will Two-Bears McFarlan and a few eccentric hold-outs remain to walk its steaming boulevards and fill its once proud Victorians. But they are not alone. The cause of The Fire has awakened.Above ground, a corporate mining concern and its high-powered law firm scheme to strip away the last vestiges of humanity from the town. Below, ancient supernatural creatures will battle for dominion over Shard and ultimately the world. Caught in the middle are the people of Shard. Some will fight. Some will die. All will walk into the light.Praise for Shard by readers like you:“In Shard, John Richmond has very successfully manipulated intensity, mystery, and fun. I've definitely become a fan of his work.” --JP

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    Empathy

      John Richmond
Empathy

Emily Burton’s powerful psychic empathy is driving her mad. She flees to New York in an effort to drown out the alien emotions of her small Wisconsin town with the white noise of Manhattan's millions. If that fails, she has her father’s gun. It's a simple plan, she just doesn't count on falling in love or encountering a serial killer with psy-powers of his own.Emily Burton has boundary issues.A powerful psychic empath, she feels the emotions of everyone around her as if they are her own… and it’s driving her mad. In a last-ditch effort to overwhelm her empathic senses, she flees small-town Wisconsin for Manhattan. There she’ll give her true self a week to emerge from the chaos. If that doesn’t work there’s always her father’s gun.Emily’s plan is simple enough—she just doesn’t count on falling in love. Tumbled into a growing romance with a handsome young man, her edges begin to come into focus. But all under the shadow of terror. A madman stalks the city, wielding his victims’ worst fears like a knife. The media call him the Phobia Killer and now he wants Emily. Emily Burton plunges into a labyrinth of humanity where she’ll either find herself, her life and her love, or the monster and death.Praise for EMPATHY by readers like you:"I loved this book: the plot, the characters, and especially the writing which was wonderful. Mr. Richmond writes beautifully and I found myself time and again noting a particular description or adjective or turn of phrase for its artistry. After I read it, I bought one for my daughter, and then another for my mother, and now my best friend's birthday is around the corner. . . I read at least a book a week, commonly mysteries, and this was better than many, many others I've bought. Very enjoyable; I read it quickly. I hope you enjoy it too. And I hope he publishes his next one soon because I'm waiting for it." --GD

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