About the Book
“The collision of commerce and spirit, the world’s richest man and an ancient Native American shaman, a global corporation larger than any other and the quiet strength at the core of the natural world — this is thriller and metaphor and life lesson in the hands of a writer who has journey’d through both worlds.”
– Gerald DiPego
Will Duane had it all. Head of Numenon, the vast, multi-national corporation he founded, Will was the richest man on the planet and made more money with every breath. Still in his prime at sixty-three, he had the looks, the women, and the wherewithal to be completely on top of the world.
He surrounded himself with the best of the best, from the people in his company, to his fifteen thousand square foot home overlooking the San Francisco Bay, to the gourmet chef who prepared every exquisite morsel that went into his mouth.
But a force he could not identify pursued Will Duane. A dark and destructive power lurked just beyond his awareness, ready to overpower him whenever he was weak. The stalker.
Driven by his need to win back the love of a mysterious woman, Will takes his top executives to The Meeting, a week-long spiritual retreat in the New Mexico desert.
His caravan of five fully tricked out RVs–roughing it is not the Numenon way– makes its way through the desert wilderness to the retreat site at the Mogollon Bowl. It is on this Native American sacred land, perhaps the strongest power spot on earth, that the ancient and ageless shaman known as Grandfather will lead the retreat.
As Will and his team progress toward the site, all hell breaks loose. They all go through their own personal purgatories and make choices that will profoundly affect their lives. When the caravan becomes stalled, the unknown stalker strikes. Out of a horrifying attack, a new possibility is born … And evil takes a new form.
The survivors realize that they are approaching a reality beyond anything they can imagine. They must face their own terrors and weaknesses as they come face to face with what awaits them at the Mogollon Bowl.
WINNER OF SIX NATIONAL AWARDS:
2009 SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD, INDIGENOUS/MULTICULTURAL CATEGORY The Nautilus Award was established recognize books that promote spiritual growth, positive social change, and conscious living. Previous Nautilus winners include: Thich Nnat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, & His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
2009 IPPY (Independent Press) AWARD, SILVER MEDAL IN VISIONARY FICTION. More than 4,000 books were intered in this prestigious contest.
BEST BOOKS OF 2009, Sponsored by USA BOOK NEWS Finalist in two categories:
- New Age Fiction
- Multicultural Fiction
Thousands of books compete in the Best Books contest, which accepts entries from the major publishers as well as independent presses. Entrants included books from Simon & Schuster, Penguin, McGraw-Hill, & hundreds of independent houses.
2007 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD in RELIGIOUS FICTION