Rise of the Beast
One man has a chilling vision of how to save the world as we know it.
“The barbarians have breached the gates and the world burns before our eyes. The ones who can do something to save humanity refuse to act. On the Island of Patmos, the place of my father’s birth, St. John the Apostle had a vision of a Beast rising from the sea. So I have prayed to the God I don’t believe in and have told him that I will do what all others fear to do. I will rise from the sea. I will ride the blood red horse of the Apocalypse. I will be the Beast who destroys the world in order to save it.”
One man has lost his way home.
Missing-in-action and presume dead, a disillusioned ex-Army Ranger, Burke, is a private contractor in the shadowy world of corporate and non-sanctioned political espionage. He lost his soul on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and is now willing to provide any black ops service as long as the client pays on time.
Burke agrees to infiltrate and spy on Jonathan Alexander, one of the world’s richest men, to cash in on a particularly big payday. But as he reads the words of a madman, Burke must confront his own identity. He was once a man of faith and humanity. Whatever the cost, he must stop Alexander, turning himself into the most hunted man in the world and endangering everything and everyone he holds dear.
The beast rises from the sea … billions are targeted for death … the battle for the future has begun.
Mark “M.K.” Gilroy is a veteran publishing executive who has authored, compiled, and ghostwritten numerous books that have landed on various bestseller lists and sold millions of copies.
Mark started writing fiction in 2012 and his books have been received with critical acclaim from national reviewers and a growing legion of fans. His first three novels in the Kristen Conner Mystery Series have all been bestsellers.
Rise of the Beast, the first book in the Patmos Conspiracy, showcases his love for a heart-pounding storyline.
The father of six adult children, Mark resides with his wife, Amy, in Brentwood, Tennessee.