Release Date:August, 2007
Book Preview: "The Ezekiel Code"
Zeke Banyon is a handsome Catholic seminary dropout who now runs a homeless shelter in Seattle's old waterfront district and Angela Ann Martin is an attractive young widow who just wants a simple part-time job at the shelter. But a single twist of fate turns their simple lives upside down when together they stumble onto a mysterious code and a rumor about a lost scroll penned by the prophet, Ezekiel, thousands of years ago. They soon find themselves thrust deep into a world of secret societies, metaphysics, mystery and murder as they jet across continents in a race to understand the code that will lead them to an ancient artifact of profound importance. Dodging rogue Jesuit priests at every turn and unaware that the Illuminati are ever-present in the shadows, Zeke and Angela soon discover it's not just their own lives that are in danger but also the lives of everyone on the planet.
Is Zeke Banyon the Chosen One of an obscure ancient prophecy? And if so, can he successfully accomplish the mission fate has in store for him? Nothing in seminary school could ever have prepared him for this.
2012 is coming...The clock is ticking…The code must be deciphered…And only one man can save the planet...If he can just figure out how - before it's too late.
Gary Val Tenuta - former contributing writer for Fate Magazine (U.S.) and Beyond Magazine (U.K.) and a guest on numerous radio programs (including Dreamland, hosted by best selling author Whitley Strieber and The X-Zone hosted by Rob McConnell) - has crafted a provocative mystery novel with an esoteric edge that may upset certain segments of the population while at the same time enthralling others with it's alternative perspective on reality and its vision for the future.
"The plot is intriguing and interesting to the point of being bestseller material."
- Red Adept's Kindle Book Review Blog
"Entertaining and enlightening. A course in high strangeness."
"" Jay Weidner, documentary producer and co-author of Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye
"The most gripping and informative book I have read in ages."
"" Robert Tulip, independent reader
"High-concept fiction. An unforgettable book."
"" Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
"I have read it twice and thinking about a third time.
There aren't many books I read more than once. For me it had the WOW factor."
"" L. Sue Durkin, author of Life is Like Making Chocolate Chip Cookies
"An impressive feat."
"" Peter A. Gersten, editor, PAG eNews
"" Michael Tsarion, internationally renown divination scholar, author and lecturer
"High-concept fiction. An Unforgettable book!"
The Ezekiel Code is one of those rare books, that once you read it, you will never see the world in quite the same way - a mark of excellence in storytelling. It changes you because it opens a portal to so many fascinating concepts, some of which are right before your eyes, laced throughout our lives and history, and others, which exist just beyond our general understanding, that it will keep you thinking and wondering about what it presents long after you've read it.
As a story, The Ezekiel Code quickly became a `place' I wanted to escape to every day. I grew attached to its main characters, Zeke and Angela, and accustomed to being a part of their world, and I didn't want it to end. The characters are alive, fully formed people that seem very real, in richly detailed surroundings. They start out in the most ordinary of circumstances, but are drawn, through many twists and turns, through synchronicity, into a captivating mystery that begins to surround them and take over their lives. Their path is a dangerous and winding one where dark and light continuously battle for supremacy. Slowly, subtly, the main characters, and you, the reader, are taken down the rabbit hole, and you will wonder over & over again, could many of the things the author presents, be real, be true? There is a great deal of evidence to say that yes, much of it could be, and that only enhances an already engaging and compelling story. Indeed, this book is so loaded with mysteries & intriguing theories that a reader could then proceed to spend the next twenty years studying them with immense interest & zeal. Note: The Ezekiel Code could very well be the beginning of many an addiction to uncovering hidden truths, deep mysteries, secret societies, metaphysics, ancient knowledge, quantum physics, (and many other sciences and theoretical concepts that I will not mention for fear of giving too much away) - you have been warned!
I was struck by the breadth of knowledge and passion the author obviously has for his subject matter. In fact, this is one of those instances where I am as fascinated by the author, who embodies his work, as I am the story. Loads of research went into crafting this book. There are many novels that will *razzle-dazzle* you with technology, weapons, and smart, sophisticated "super-people" that none of us could ever relate to. These can be formulaic and forgettable. They may be good reads at the time, but they don't stay with you, simply blending into a sea of similar stories. The Ezekiel Code transcends this, because it is at once relatable, yet so dense in what it offers, that you will find yourself bringing things up that you learned from this book in conversation with your friends & family, and engaging in absorbing and lengthy discussions for a long time to come.
The Ezekiel Code is high-concept fiction, with great action & adventure, and is a completely unique story with a powerhouse ending. An unforgettable read!
Reviewed by: Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
Banyon recounted the list of problems and questions that had been
plaguing him earlier. How were they going to get a boat capable of
making the trip? What would they do about a crew? And the thing that
baffled him the most, for some reason, was how were they going to
reach the thing 13,500 feet under the Antarctic Ocean? And how the
hell were they going to bring it to the surface? Perhaps even more
perplexing, daunting, in fact, was the question of just what was he
supposed to do with the thing even if they did manage to bring it to the surface? What exactly is this thing and how is he supposed to know what to do with it? Would it come complete with an instruction
manual? Somehow he doubted that. Like everything else that had
happened up to this point the whole thing was crazy. But at least, up to this point, there had been clues to follow. Now, as this leg of the journey was about to begin, Banyon feared the trail of clues had run dry. What was he supposed to do now?
Almost without hesitation, Kline offered a suggestion. “I think this
calls for a meeting of the minds.”
Banyon didn’t understand. “What do you mean?”
“I mean between you and Angela and me, I think we have enough
intelligence to figure this out. My gut tells me the clues have not run out. If this is all what it appears to be, the fulfillment of a prophecy, and if you are, in fact, the Chosen One…”
“Oh God,” Banyon interrupted, “we’re back to that again.”