This new novel by award-winning author, Jeffrey Meyer, explores government, religion, and personal transformation in this visionary work of literary fiction.
Available Friday, September 18
About the Book
In the late 2020s, as the planet heads toward disaster and the movement toward authoritarian government gains traction around the world, UNESCO calls together a group of religious leaders to support the enfeebled democracies that still exist.
They produce a statement called Project 28, which condemns despotic leadership, but as they conclude their final meeting at a secret location north of Washington, D.C., a car bomb kills all but one of them. The U.S. government blames unnamed “terrorists,” and the lone survivor, Bishop Donovan, knows he is a marked man.
He goes undercover and tries to escape the clandestine intelligence agency pursuing him, hoping to publish Project 28 to the world at an international site, the sacred island of Iona, off the coast of Scotland. Will Donovan reach the island? Will he succeed or fail in his quest? The answer is written in crooked lines.
About the Author
Jeffrey Meyer's new novel explores the power of the vision of a few brave souls hoping to restore democracy to an America teetering dangerously on the precipice of authoritarian rule.. This visionary work of fiction takes readers into new realms as it follows a man who wants to effect a positive change in the world, but at his own peril.
A professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for thirty-five years, Jeffrey taught Asian religions in the Religious Studies department, with a focus on Buddhism and Daoism. He is married with three grown children, currently living in Davidson, North Carolina.
His first novel, A Call to China, is a Silver winner in the 30th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards and a finalist in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards and the 2019 NextGen Indie Book Awards.
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