Presidential candidate Senator Thomas Flanagan is unscathed when his plane crashes in a Florida swamp, but his campaign manager is not quite so lucky. Reaching out in anguish to touch his fatally wounded friend, Flanagan discovers that he now has the power to heal the sick and raise the dead. At first many are convinced that Flanagan's gift proves ...
Presidential candidate Senator Thomas Flanagan is unscathed when his plane crashes in a Florida swamp, but his campaign manager is not quite so lucky. Reaching out in anguish to touch his fatally wounded friend, Flanagan discovers that he now has the power to heal the sick and raise the dead. At first many are convinced that Flanagan's gift proves he is the new messiah--until they learn that every gift has a price.
Good in good dust jacket. Our goal with every sale is customer satisfaction, so please buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Publishers Weekly, 1995-10-02 The approaching millennium looms large in Monteleone's latest, which reprises the theme of ordinary people endowed with miraculous powers that hallmarked his Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, Blood of the Lamb (1992). After surviving a plane crash in the Florida Everglades, Maryland senator and Republican presidential hopeful Thomas Flanagan finds himself able to raise the newly dead by a laying-on of hands. Under the care of nurturing physician Estela Barrero, the corrupt Flanagan undergoes a spiritual transformation, inspiring him to save a cancer victim and to publicly resurrect his son after a fatal football injury. Before he can turn his powers to greater good, however, he is exploited by power brokers in Washington and investigated by the Vatican Secret Service, whose Special Commission on Miracles is wary of false prophets eager to capitalize on millennial fever. All the while, Flanagan is plagued by visions of a burning man who foretells his destiny but frightens him with the suspicion that he is going insane. Monteleone raises interesting questions regarding personal redemption and the power of faith but reduces them to fancy ornaments hanging on a brisk and often predictable thriller that culminates in Flanagan and Barrero's cross-country flight from political enemies. Although the corrupt American political system he depicts is straight out of a Frank Capra movie, it provides the perfect godless counterpart to a national spiritual awakening that builds throughout the tale. Slick and calculated, this novel pushes all the right emotional buttons and whets the appetite for the sequel set up by its inconclusive ending. (Dec.)
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.