Grim Reaper by Steve Alten
End of Days

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From Revelations to the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 prophecy, all major cultures and religions warn of a darkness to come. . . a supernal event that will be the modern-day equivalent of Noah’s Flood. In the 13th century, Europe suffered through war, famine, and the evils of the pogrom–acts of hatred that massacred tens of thousands of Jews. In 1346, at the height of corruption, the Black Plague struck the Eurasian continent, wiping out half the world's population while spawning a new legend: The Grim Reaper.

In GRIM REAPER: End of Days, international best-selling author Steve Alten takes us on a classic hero’s journey of good versus evil, transformation and redemption. Far more than it seems, the story draws frightening parallels between the lack of morality that corrupted 13th century Europe and the greed that has mired our own society in economic collapse, two endless wars–and a very real covert biological program, exposed by the author, which could lead to a global pandemic and our own prophesied self-destruction in 2012 . . . 666 years after the Black Death struck Europe!
 

About Steve Alten

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Steve Alten is the writer of such thrillers as Meg, Fathom, and The Trench. While critics often find fault with his works, the books continue to be popular. Disney Productions optioned Meg, which has been described as "Jaws meets Jurassic Park" or "Jurassic Shark." He was born in Philadelphia. As a young man he planned to become a sports coach and earned his PhD. In sports administration.
 
Published October 4, 2010 by Variance LLC. 502 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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While some of the plot devices have been seen before (think: The Andromeda Strain, Escape from New York, I Am Legend), and Alten has chosen to echo classic literature, there is enough originality for fans of this genre to remain engaged.

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