Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: The Ezekiel Code – a metaphysical, mystery, adventure thriller – is intended for general audiences from teen to adult and especially those who enjoy the kind of stories told in books and movies like National Treasure, Indiana Jones, The DaVinci Code, The Celestine Prophecy, TheThe X-Files, and even The Matrix and The Thirteenth Floor. If you’re a fan of any of the above then this book’s for you!
Q: What is the book about?
A: Zeke Banyon, a Catholic seminary dropout, runs a large homeless shelter in Seattle’s old waterfront district. Angela Martin, an attractive young anthropology student, comes to work for him as his assistant. Together, they stumble upon a strange kind of code and a cryptic note tucked inside an old book that contains a little known story about an artifact known as the Lost Scroll of Ezekiel. They also discover the mystery involves an ancient prophecy about a catastrophic event that would end all life on our planet. Surprisingly, they also discover this prophecy has a curious tie to the Mayan calendar that will end on December 21, 2012. They find themselves in a race against time to figure out the code and what it means. What they don’t know, but soon discover, is that powerful people – a group of rogue Jesuit priests and agents of the secretive Illuminati, hell-bent on establishing a New World Order – are watching their every move. The action carries Banyon and Angela from Seattle to New York and then to a mysterious little village in the South of France and eventually to a point in the Antarctic Ocean where all the mysteries, trials, twists, and tribulations encountered over the course of many months come to a spectacular down-to-the-last-second climax and a dramatic conclusion.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: The idea for the book came to me during a conversation with a friend in an all-night diner back around 1997. We were talking about how the first part of the book of Ezekiel in the Bible could be easily interpreted as an encounter with an extraterrestial craft, possibly from another dimension of time and space. My first thought was that the idea would make a great movie project for someone like Steven Spielberg. Then it occurred to me that I could write it as a novel. Having spent years studying and researching a wide range of esoteric subjects, as well as having written several feature articles on related subjects for FATE Magazine I certainly felt qualified to take on the project. But what really makes me the best person to write this book is that the plot device (the “code”, if you will) that drives the story from beginning to end is actually based on my real-life work exporing the possibility that the English alphabet is somehow encoded in such a way that it can be used as a system of gematria (a form of “sacred numerology”, for lack of a better term) as developed and practiced by the Greek and Hebrew priests and mystics of ancient times. Much of what appears in the book was actually derived from the well of data that my work has produced. So, really – now that I think about it – no one else could have written The Ezekiel Code. Apparently destiny chose me for the job. 🙂
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: There are a few other novels out there that deal with the issue of 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar. The Ezekiel Code differs from them considerably because of the unique plot device (the “code” mentioned above) that drives the story. It’s all drawn directly from my personal research and development of an English-based system of gematria. This whole idea will be new and unfamiliar to most readers but it’s also completely new and unfamiliar to the two heros in the story too! Believe me, they are totally clueless when their very normal lives are turned upside down by this mystery that suddenly confronts them. Their task is to figure it all out. So the reader can just sit back and go along for the ride because Banyon and Angela do all the work!
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: “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.”
“Entertaining and enlightening!”
– Jay Weidner, documentary producer and co-author of Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye
“An amazing feat!”
– Peter A. Gersten, editor, PAG eNews
“Synchronicity at its best! A WOW of a read!”
– Ellen George, amazon.com power reviewer
“Exciting, awesome writing!”
– Tuesday Miles, host of Paranormal Talk Radio