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 find the answer, Loche pens the recent events of his life into a book and leaves the work behind for his mentor Doctor Marcus Rearden to interpret. As Rearden reads he plunges in to the harrowing depths of Loche’s reality: his loss of a client, the discovery of an unkown past, an ancient conflict over possession of the human condition, the awesome reality of gods walking among us, and the crimes of humanity invading the hope that lies beyond the grave.
And along the way, Loche tells of unforgettable characters: the torn and manic house-wife that teeters on the edge of sanity, and a depressed, swashbuckling swordsman that believes that he is over six hundred years old, the stoned and prolific painter and his perilous work he must keep secret, and the beautiful business woman that abandons her life’s work for a love she never expected.
Koep’s story sweeps from the mountain lakes of North Idaho to the Italian Riviera and the ancient waterways of Venice – a milieu of fine art, fine food, secret lovers, sharp steel mafia, ancient languages and the loud music of classic vinyl LPs.
The Invasion of Heaven, part one, by emerging author Michael B. Koep is the story of how one man’s manifestation alter the fate of the world and what comes after.