A Los Angeles detective must protect a young runaway whose memories of past lives have brought a killer from her distant past to her trail.
King's X: Visions is Book 1 of 3.
Long ago Molly learned the truth. Death is impermanent. We have all lived many past lives. She also learned that this knowledge is forbidden. We can believe whatever we like, but the only true crime is to remember who and what we really are.
What's inside? Modern Noir Thriller/ Historical Adventure/ Contemporary Fantasy:
"Terrific mixed genre... It's a full-meal-deal. If you're looking for dessert, skip this. It's too satisfying by far, completely engaging from beginning to end."-- NY Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Tamara Rose Blodgett
The Story: Wendell Book is a vice cop in Los Angeles. To him, Molly is just another runaway teenager with a crazy story. Something about a past life when she first encountered the cause of all her problems, a mysterious object she calls "the King's X." All he knows for sure is that there is a killer on her trail - a sinister figure she knows only as a "Shepherd" - and he's leaving bodies in his wake. For Molly, Detective Book is the final clue to her riddle, and her only chance to survive long enough to solve it - the King's X is hidden somewhere in Los Angeles, right where she left it, long before she was even born.
1296 A.D. In the dying days of the Crusades, a beautiful slave-girl finds herself trapped between two cultures and two very dangerous men - a brutal Templar knight, and a clever Moorish pirate. Together they must flee the blood-soaked Holy Land into unmapped Ethiopia. Behind, a sinister man hounds each step to protect a secret. Ahead, the King's X, and the truth it will reveal.
Praise for King's X
"This is a 'stand up and take notice' story from a truly gifted writer. The most original adventure I've seen in years. "The Matrix" crossed with "The Da Vinci Code." King's X is dark, beautiful, and very provocative. I've had the story stuck in my head since the first time I read it.” -- Ken Miller, Film and TV Producer
"Stephen T. Harper is a master of words. I stayed awake all night to finish, heart pounding, eyes bulging with every new twist, and the ending almost killed me! I haven't been that surprised by an ending since Dumbledore took a surprise dive from Hogwarts."--The Paperback Pursuer
"WoW...just wow. Harper really understands language. King of dialogue! I *believed* what all his characters were saying, both out loud and in their respective internal monologues. The men thought like men and he didn't do too bad with the chicks either (a few times I wanted to check the cover and make sure it was a male author; he had some uncanny insights into the feminine psyche.) -- NY Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Tamara Rose Blodgett
"This is a very well thought-out book with lots of suspense, twists, and history. Igive it 5 stars. If you love a good suspense/thriller, you'll love this book!"-- Paranormal Opinion'This book has grabbed me. ...really well written and I liked the author's style. Bigthumbs up!"-- Booked Up
"...starts out mid-action and doesn't seem to slow down even when the author is describingdelicate women in quiet moments with the men they care for... Pick up King's X. You won't be sorry."-- Into The Morning Reads