"A chilling work of horror"
Chris has been fostered at the Crowley boot camp since
he turned seven. At sixteen, he is finally ready to run
away because his foster father is an abusive person who
works Chris and the other children to the point of
exhaustion. All he has left of his mother is a picture of
her when she somehow communicates with him when he is
troubled; her advice is always accurate. When he reaches
Caldera New Mexico, she no longer transmits to him.
Caldera is a strange and frightening city that has an
alarming growth rate. Julian, an environmentalist for
Project Earth, has scientific proof that alarms him. At
the same time psychiatrist Saney finds evidence that
frightens her as she sees too many people suffering from
bad dreams and psychoses than any other place she has
encountered. These two individuals along with Chris
connect with one another to find the cause of the problems
at Caldera and attempt to stop them if they can even if
they are supernatural in nature.
Anyone who likes a supernatural thriller similar to
the "Left Behind" series will want to read THE APOSTATE.
Unlike the "Left Behind" series this novel is more subtle
and the supernatural elements more covert. The story line
is very entertaining and enriching while the protagonists
are people like the neighbors next door, caring and helpful
when called upon in need.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 22, 2001