Chasing the Prophet by Orson B. Wolf

March 8, 2020

 

What would you do if in order to save all humanity, only one man had to be sacrificed… and that one person were you?

As the fear of nuclear attack becomes more real than ever, the key to saving everyone’s lives lies in the courageous relationship between a shy teenager and his loyal dog.

Our planet is on the verge of World War III and a cloud of paralyzing fear is drifting in the air.

While the leaders of the free world try to find a solution to the continuing crisis, the voice of The Prophet—a mysterious figure that has gathered momentum in the last few years—becomes increasingly louder.

The lives of thousands have already been saved thanks to his appearances in the media during which he issues timely warnings against natural disasters and dangerous events.

Within an already unstable security situation growing worse due to a deepening recession, an unemployed detective named Paul McBride is invited for a job interview. Paul suspects someone senior is behind this offer, perhaps even the prophet himself. The task given to Paul seems too easy: to follow a shy, introverted high school student named David who is always escorted by Max, his dog.

Soon the investigator finds out the young man is hiding a dark secret of far reaching consequences.

When David’s secret is discovered by evildoers, he finds himself with his back against the wall, forced to demonstrate incredible courage in order to save himself, his loved ones, and the entire human race. But… will that suffice?

 

 

A unique and well-crafted sci-fi thriller

Reviewed by Piaras on March 8, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews

Author Orson B. Wolf weaves a gripping action-packed sci-fi thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a dramatic and suspenseful tale that blurs the lines between reality and imagination. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a well-written novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘As the fear of nuclear attack becomes more real than ever, the key to saving everyone’s lives lies in the courageous relationship between a shy teenager and his loyal dog. Our planet is on the verge of World War III and a cloud of paralyzing fear is drifting in the air. While the leaders of the free world try to find a solution to the continuing crisis, the voice of The Prophet—a mysterious figure that has gathered momentum in the last few years—becomes increasingly louder. The lives of thousands have already been saved thanks to his appearances in the media during which he issues timely warnings against natural disasters and dangerous events. Within an already unstable security situation growing worse due to a deepening recession, an unemployed detective named Paul McBride is invited for a job interview. Paul suspects someone senior is behind this offer, perhaps even the prophet himself. The task given to Paul seems too easy: to follow a shy, introverted high school student named David who is always escorted by Max, his dog. Soon the investigator finds out the young man is hiding a dark secret of far reaching consequences. When David’s secret is discovered by evildoers, he finds himself with his back against the wall, forced to demonstrate incredible courage in order to save himself, his loved ones, and the entire human race. But… will that suffice?’

Now, if that’s not enough to get your curiosity juices flowing, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s a very impressive debut novel that has a distinctly cinematic feel to it.

The story had every element a good story should have. A solid plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book.

I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class thriller with perfect pacing.

This was a fascinating and captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly mesmerizing journey.

Highly recommended reading and a well-deserved five stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Orson B. Wolf is a copywriter, a social network content editor and a digital marketing specialist. But above all, he is known for his pro animal rights activities, focused mainly on dogs.

For over 20 years his professional skills and passion for animals have gone hand in hand, even leading him to set up Israel’s first homeless pet publication website. As a volunteer with the S.O.S Pets Society, besides arranging the rescue and adoption of dogs, he has personally cared for at least thirty more in his home.

Being an avid fan of science fiction books, it is no wonder his first published novel is an original Sci-fi thriller about a high schooler who spends his time on the internet, in the company of his beloved canine companion…

Orson holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from the Tel Aviv University and is a certified teacher. He has subsequently graduated from numerous programs in the fields of screenwriting, copywriting, website design, webmaster and campaign management. His clients are well-known Israeli companies.

His motto flows throughout his works: “Use your mind to influence the heart.”

Following the success of his debut novel Chasing the Prophet, initially published in Israel, and in response to his readers’ demands, he is currently working on two sequels, making Chasing the Prophet into a trilogy.

 

 

 

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