Drawing on decades of experience - as demonstrated by his more than 12 published works on politics, esotericism and religion - nfiction author and historian, Peter Levenda, turns to the vel as the best and perhaps only way to tell a story that has to be told - that hidden within the tales of America's most iconic writer of gothic horror, H.P. Lovecraft, runs a vein of actual terror. Gregory Angell, the present-day descendant of George Angell in Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu, is summoned by a nameless covert agency of the US government to retrieve a sacred book from the grasp of an Islamist terror network operating out of rthern Iraq, in the land of the Yezidi. Long believed to be devil worshippers, the Yezidi are all that's left of an ancient cult that possessed the key to the origins of the human race and was in conflict with ather, more ancient civilisation from beyond the stars. Angell's quest takes him from the streets of Brooklyn to the deserts of the Middle East and to Central Asia, rthern India and an island in the Pacific Ocean where a city that had been buried beneath the waves for millennia is fully revealed after a tsunami. The reader is taken on side trips to Nazi Germany, the laboratory of a south Florida necrophile and post-Katrina New Orleans and introduced to the origins of the modern science of archaeology in the late 19th century. Hailed by author Christopher Farnsworth (Red, White, and Blood and The President's Vampire) as a more intelligent DaVinci Code and by Whitley Strieber (Communion, The Wolfen, and The Hunger) as a riveting work of fiction, this book will thrill ancient aliens fans and Lovecraft aficionados and is supported by genuine scholarship among occultists, terrorists, military leaders and intelligence agents.
Peter Levenda's esoteric titles include The Dark Lord, Tantric Temples and The Tantric Alchemist. His histories include The Hitler Legacy and Ratline. Levenda has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel and TNT.