Copyright Charles Naton 2016. All Rights Reserved
If John le Carré, Dennis Wheatley or Dean Koontz are your sort of scene, then you're in luck! Occult novels with their feet on the ground are what I do best.
“Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there…”
August 4th 1944
The Brotherhood of the Shadow has always been something of a myth, but not even a myth can hide from reality forever.
While many dissenters have fled or simply disappeared, a few have stepped into the light and embraced the Third Reich's dark supremacist vision. Working in secret to develop remote viewing skills for intelligence gathering, they truly believe their time has come.
D-Day changes everything, and the scramble to escape Germany's impending military collapse soon begins in earnest.
Meanwhile, among the thousands of soldiers sweeping through France is one Sergeant Jacob Small of the Fourth Infantry. Just a regular joe whose world is turned inside out when he wakes up in England following a chance encounter with the Brotherhood's single most dangerous Sensitive.
Jake reckons that the headaches and the nightmares are simply the predictable symptoms of shellshock, but the sinister talent scouts surrounding him don't believe in shellshock…and they don't believe in chance either.
December 20th 1944
As London shivers through another dreary winter of war, an ill-defined dread stalks the city’s fitful sleepers in their subterranean shelters. A dark phantom moves unseen amidst that warm, slumbering huddle of humanity, its true purpose hidden. Although the ghost of the Underground is just a bad dream for most, some within the intelligence community have read the secret Section 12 reports and fear the worst. They know they need help fast.
Above ground, out in the cold, a fugitive with a vanishing past and an uncertain future stumbles blindly through the swirling smog. Listed as a deserter by the authorities and hunted by half of London’s shady underworld, Sergeant Jacob Small is the last reliable remote viewer available to Allied intelligence.
They will track him down at any cost.
Jake desperately wants to disappear, and an unlikely alliance between a dying priest and an influential gangster might just provide that chance. All he has do is employ his unique talents to support a daring and unlikely raid and he’s home free. However, the thing in the tunnels casts a long shadow, and it has a different, darker design for priests, gangsters and fugitives.