Release date: November 3, 2015
By Michael Medico
“A Chris Pella Novel”
Book one of a Trilogy
When you are eight years old, raised in a close Italian family, and attending a Catholic grade school in the Bronx, the epic battle between what is good and evil in this world is simply a part of what you learn in school. For Chris Pella however, these lessons come to life in a way he never expected. Author Michael Medico, takes the reader on Chris’ journey, from the moment his life was changed forever to his confrontation with the human embodiment of evil itself.
“In THE SAINTED, the author takes the reader on a terror filled journey which ends in an epic showdown with Satan and his demon hoard. We are very excited to represent Michael’s book sale to IBooks, Brick Tower Press and J. Boylson & Company for publishing his book and for film sale to a studio.” – Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners
Chris Pella has a secret. He can communicate with the Saints through vivid, sometimes frightening visions that have overtaken him since childhood. It can happen in the blink of an eye that Chris is transported back in time where he learns from the men and women who would, thousands of years later, become blessed icons of the Catholic Church. Now, as a grown man, this secret remains his but when a close friend’s granddaughter goes missing, Chris must use his gift to find her.
The mystery unravels as characters, including Beth, a beautiful nurse, his Uncle Al, Suffolk County Chief of Detectives and Julian, the demonic presence enter into Chris’ life. What he must confront and what he is needed to do will change him forever and test his deepest-held convictions. Chris, aided by detective and surrogate father Uncle Al, is ultimately faced with a final confrontation that will leave his soul hanging in the balance.
“The evil concocted in THE SAINTED is real… It is the ultimate evil that tries to draw man into its sphere, making him comfortable, promising power, all the while luring him or her beyond that point where they can be redeemed… It is this horror that our hero is forced to confront and it is this evil that tests his resolve to fight for his very soul and the soul of someone he loves.” – Michael Medico
Addressing larger issues of faith and morality against the colorful backdrop of the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, Huntington and Northport on Long Island’s North Shore, Medico creates a world that is “A Bronx Tale” meets “True Detective”, meets “Millions”. His diverse characters and the haunting questions raised will remain with readers long after the story has ended and set an intriguing foundation for a series of more stories to come.
About the Author:
Michael Medico was born in New York City where he attended Power Memorial Academy. After graduation Mike joined the U.S. Navy and served stateside during the Viet Nam War. After being honorably discharged from the service, he attended Pace University and graduated with a degree in marketing and advertising. Michael founded an advertising agency and served as CEO for 35 years. He has written numerous articles published in various trade journals and has been a featured participant on many panel discussions and industry workshops.
About Brick Tower Press
John T. Colby Jr. is the founder and publisher of Manhattan based Brick Tower Press and J. Boylston & Company, Publishers. Brick Tower Press ranks in the top 100 United States independent book publishers while the J. Boylston & Company imprint ibooks was named “America’s fastest growing small publisher” by Publishers Weekly in 2004. Besides ibooks, J. Boylston & Company includes the children’s imprint Milk & Cookies Press, and Byron Preiss Visual Publications a book packager with licensed books to Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Dutton, Scholastic, and Reader’s Digest.
Prior to Brick Tower Press and J. Boylston & Company, John worked for London-based Dorling Kindersley (DK), Barnes & Noble, Bertelsmann, and Doubleday & Company, Inc. John is a graduate of Syracuse University.
About Creative Management Partners
Alan Morell is CEO and Founder of Creative Management Partners. CMP is a business and talent management company that specializes in literary, TV, film, packaging commercial rights, event management and media relations. CMP has offices in Beverly Hills, New York, London and Toronto.
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