The Things in Heaven and Earth
Nash Baxter is a liar.
He’s the famous skeptic who rides his motorcycle across the country debunking hauntings everywhere he goes. Yet he knows ghosts are real – suffering remnants of the departed, held fast to this world and tormented by demons. Hell, it seems, exists all across the land, side-by-side with the living world.
Nash has the power to see into that hell and destroy the demons by a force of will. But sometimes demons fight back. When they do, they possess Nash and force him to commit murder. Not that Nash minds. He does not feel emotions. Not fear. Not horror. That is until a mysterious woman comes into his life and convinces him nothing was ever as it seemed.
He has one purpose in life – to save the world from the truest evil, an evil that lives and breathes inside of Nash Baxter himself.
In the early 19th century, an evil entity turns its eye westward, seeking dominion over opening lands and the eager, hapless souls who would claim them . . .
Dying from a festering wound on the Ohio frontier, would-be settler Abraham Teague strikes a bargain with evil for his life, land that will prosper, and a wife and strong sons to worship him. The bargain holds true, and against insurmountable odds, Abraham has all that he ever wanted. But payment comes due, and Abraham’s wife and sons are lost, their lives and souls sacrificed for Abraham’s dreams. With the bargain complete, the evil spirit’s claim upon the Teague family fades . . . until the last cursed son of the last Teague, Abraham’s grandson Gideon, reluctantly commits murder to save his wife and son. In that moment, evil gains a new foothold, and Gideon’s life and family become prizes for the taking.
Yet the spirit had not foreseen the battles to be waged against it by a mother’s love, a wife’s devotion, and the very souls it had taken as payment for Abraham’s life. Thus, the struggle between good and evil will rage within the depths of Gideon’s sorrow.