Godsent by Richard Burton
A Thriller

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Kate Skylar is an ordinary seventeen-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son.   

Ethan’s only protection is Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming—which may have its own dark agenda. As Ethan grows up in anonymity, ignorant of his true identity and not knowing whom to trust, he must come to terms with his miraculous abilities and make a fateful choice that will determine the future of all mankind. And for Kate, an equally difficult struggle looms, as well as a mother’s devastating choice.   

Godsent is a wild religious thriller, a page-turner that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Burton, in his fiction debut, crafts a tightly-wound narrative with a heart-pounding plot and emotional resonance that will ring true to anyone with children of their own, all while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

 

About Richard Burton

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Richard Burton is an accomplished attorney from Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate law and commercial litigation. Growing up in New York as one of six children, he frequently immersed himself in creative writing.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Arcade Publishing. 464 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Its parallel processing networks leave “the Congregation’s grasp of computer science and programming far in advance of the rest of the world.” Entwined in politics and commanding a private army known as the “munchies,” Papa Jim has its counterpart, AEGIS (Artificially Engineered Global Intelligen...

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Evoking the Christian-oriented suspense of the Left Behind series, Burton’s unusual first novel turns on the question of whether the child of virginal 17-year-old Kate Skylar is the Messiah or the Antichrist.

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Whereas Robert Langdon, the scholarly hero of Dan Brown’s novels, was a one-dimensional character - he always came up with the right solutions at the right time and his behavior was unremarkable - Kate Skylar is full of doubts and emotions like a real person.

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