By Michael G. Cornelius
THE ASCENSION starts off. A Catholic bishop. A Quaker prayer chief. A Methodist minister. A Mormon ward chief. a complete congregation of 7th Day Adventists. What have they got in universal? all of them minister to people's religious wishes. And someone-or something-is ripping them to shreds for it. A BLOODY caution. Police detective Caldwell "Cal" Evans, nonetheless 3 weeks shy of finishing rehab, is termed in at the case. His in basic terms clue is a chilling message written in blood on the first homicide scene: "Leave the Christ on my own. He doesn't belong to you." THE SERPENT SHALL REIGN. With our bodies piling up, Cal and his accomplice, Velvet Rabinowitz, chase leads concerning snake-handling cults, the useless Sea Scrolls, and an old rite left unfinished for 2 thousand years. With assistance from a graduate scholar and an enigmatic Roman Catholic priest, the 2 detectives do greater than struggle for his or her lives. .THEY struggle FOR US ALL.