Psychologist Loche Newirth is hunted after he sees a painting that opens a window onto the afterlife. A secret order seeking to control the art pursue him across the world, through centuries, into madness and beyond. Set amid the mountain lakes of Idaho and the cities of northern Italy, the tale is a milieu of fine art, grand twists, forbidden lovers, myth, mafia, ancient languages and the loud music of classic vinyl LPs.
Imagine paintings that hold the secrets to the meaning of life and death or scribbled words that can alter the past and reshape the present. We know art imitates life but in Michael B. Koep s thriller fiction trilogy, the author brings the arts to life in an action-packed tale spanning seven centuries.
The first part of Michael B.Koep's The Newirth Mythology, The Invasion of Heaven is mystery, adventure, myth, betrayal, murder and madness.
Psychologist Loche Newirth wonders if it was his fall: the fifty foot drop from the rocky cliff to the icy water below. Is this why he has been hallucinating? Or is it because one of his clients is dead, or his mentor has gone mad, or that his wife is leaving him? He can't bring himself to believe what h has been seeing. Insane things like a massive, searching eye. he sees it in the water below the cliff. he sees it in mirrors, on walls: a massive, crystal blue iris and fathomless pupil there in the center of his life, looking at him.
To slay or to heal?
In the spring of 1918, young William of Leaves knows only of remedies, herbs and his mother's kindness. When he is forced to watch at she is dragged to witch's pyre by a mob led by the Bishop of London, the mysterious immortal apothecary, Albion Ravistelle, promises the boy a chance at vengeance.