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The Calling
by David Mack


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From acclaimed author David Mack comes a gripping supernatural thriller about a man who can hear other people's prayers for help--involving him in an ancient, ongoing struggle between the forces of heaven and hell.

For millennia, a supernatural war has been waged on Earth, with all the souls who dwell there as its pawns.
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Overview

From acclaimed author David Mack comes a gripping supernatural thriller about a man who can hear other people's prayers for help--involving him in an ancient, ongoing struggle between the forces of heaven and hell.

For millennia, a supernatural war has been waged on Earth, with all the souls who dwell there as its pawns. On one side are the Called--men and women guided by guardian angels who defend humanity from its own worst impulses. On the other side are the Scorned--people influenced by fallen angels.

Tom Nash is a member of the Called who works as a handyman and makes his living doing odd jobs. He's thirty-three years old, married, and a few weeks away from becoming a father for the first time. And since he was sixteen, he's been hearing other people's prayers.

So when he hears the prayers of a kidnapped young girl in New York, he leaves his pregnant wife behind to help, unknowingly becoming a key figure in the ages-old conflict between the Called and the Scorned.

Expertly written, briskly paced, and featuring an edgy, cinematic style, The Calling is a page-turning thriller that readers will be unable to put down.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416579922
  • ISBN-10: 1416579923
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 326
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.3 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 34.
  • Review Date: 2009-05-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Near the start of this uneven supernatural thriller from Mack (Kabuki: The Alchemy), Tom Nash, who can hear long-distance prayers that oblige him to respond, leaves his near-term pregnant wife and his handyman job in Sawyer, Pa., after receiving a telepathic plea for help from a kidnapped 11-year-old girl somewhere in New York City. Luckily, Nash soon comes across a poster depicting the missing girl, Phaedra Doyle, and manages to talk his way into the Brooklyn townhouse of her wealthy widowed mother, Anna. While the kidnappers have warned Anna not to go to the FBI or police, Anna trusts Nash enough to authorize him to do what he can to recover her daughter. While Erin Sanchez, a supportive local who shares his gift, tells Nash its source, Mack never adequately explains such issues as why Nash isn't overwhelmed by prayers or why he should hear ones far away but not closer by. (July)

 
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