Mystery & Crime

Chasing Daylght

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Synopsis

Heaven banished him. Hell set him in motion. And mankind wants to destroy him.

For thousands of years, the Angel of Death has challenged authorities worldwide with sinister games of murder. With the abduction of a seventeen-year-old celebrity, a new game has begun that pushes humanity closer to the brink of extinction.

Private Investigator Jack Calloway has died twice in his quest to save children lost in a world of cruelty. Now he accepts a case that will question the boundaries of his faith and sanity.

FBI Agent Harper Caster has been working the same mystifying case for the last four years. In fact, it’s the only case he’s allowed to pursue. Harper is one of the few who knows the true identity of the man who has crossed centuries of time; a man who never seems to die.

The battle between Heaven and Hell is only the beginning as humanity hangs in the balance.

Heaven banished him. Hell set him in motion. And mankind wants to destroy him.

Chasing Delight is a masterpiece of a mystery novel where a fallen angel is set out to corrupt mankind.


The Angel of Death raised a rebellion against God and failed. As punishment, he and the other fallen angels are sent to Earth to live among humans. In retaliation, he has challenged authorities for thousands of years with sinister games of murder.


Hannah Jane, daughter of Senator Hillcrest is kidnapped from her place and the FBI investigates the case. Senator Hillcrest brings in Jack Calloway, a private investigator specializing in finding missing and abducted children. Jack finds out that this is not the type of case he has dealt with before.


Jack is a man who has gone through many hardships in his life. He became my favorite character immediately. He is intelligent and impresses us every step of the way with his investigative abilities. Jack’s partner, in this case, is FBI Agent Harper Caster. We learn that this kidnapping is the latest in the many games Azrael, the Angel of Death has orchestrated for over four years. The chase becomes personal for both Harper and Jack in many ways.


The kidnapping case turns into Jack and Harper following the clues Azrael leaves in crime scenes. There are a series of murders that seem to be linked to an open case from years ago. Azrael takes them to various places with clues intricately planned and executed.


The story was thrilling to read. I loved the friendship between Jack and Harper throughout the story. Their conversations brought in a little cheer during gruesome and dire situations. Finding clues and deciphering them was exciting to read. The book had me engaged the entire time.


The plotline was incredible and unique. The whole journey was an exhilarating adventure with many twists and showdowns between good and evil. It was an intricately designed plot. The race to rescue Hannah before time runs out was impressive and action-packed.


The book was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. It is perfect for crime and mystery lovers.


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Synopsis

Heaven banished him. Hell set him in motion. And mankind wants to destroy him.

For thousands of years, the Angel of Death has challenged authorities worldwide with sinister games of murder. With the abduction of a seventeen-year-old celebrity, a new game has begun that pushes humanity closer to the brink of extinction.

Private Investigator Jack Calloway has died twice in his quest to save children lost in a world of cruelty. Now he accepts a case that will question the boundaries of his faith and sanity.

FBI Agent Harper Caster has been working the same mystifying case for the last four years. In fact, it’s the only case he’s allowed to pursue. Harper is one of the few who knows the true identity of the man who has crossed centuries of time; a man who never seems to die.

The battle between Heaven and Hell is only the beginning as humanity hangs in the balance.

Prologue


Although he couldn’t see her, he could feel the warmth of her sleeping body. He quivered at the thought of how close he was to the seventeen-year-old celebrity. Hannah Jane Hillcrest was within easy reach. Tonight she slept uncomfortably, shifting positions for hours. He wondered if maybe God sent her a premonition warning her of impending tragedy. He thought that would be unfair of God, because like everyone else, God also has to play the game.

Over the last five days, he meticulously mapped a layout of the house and furniture. He could have easily walked room by room blindfolded.

During the past four hours, he played the scenes over in his mind. He was about to begin another game with the FBI.

Even after thousands of years of constructing one detailed plan after another, he still felt a certain degree of uneasiness. The game depended on one domino toppling the next and so on down the curving line. Even after thousands of years, the authorities around the world have never won the game.

He had been waiting since dusk in the darkness of the bedroom. Around eleven o’clock, Hannah Jane and her friend Michael McKay had come home. Michael was a second-rate model, once a poor slum kid with handsome features fortunate enough to bring him some celebrity status and a modest career. The gossip magazines currently battled back and forth over whether Hannah Jane and Michael were romantic.

Both were asleep. It was time to begin the game.

With stealth movements, he slid out from beneath the bed. The menacing shadow rose in the moonlight and gently sat beside Hannah Jane. The bedsprings creaked slightly, which stirred Hannah Jane, and then she settled again.

In the dark, he watched them sleep, their chests rising and falling. He wanted to kill Michael McKay. He wanted to mutilate the arrogant little bastard bad enough that Michael’s mother would turn her sight in disgust, but Hannah Jane was the one he wanted.

Ready, get set, go! 

He pulled a syringe from his overcoat pocket, removed the plastic cap, and leaned toward Hannah Jane. The needle pierced the crook of her neck. Her eyes suddenly popped open. Her big, beautiful emerald eyes studied the darkness, frantically searched the night, and then found him. A scream nearly tore loose, but he expected it and quickly smashed his gloved hand over her mouth. The fluid was fully injected, quickly racing through her veins, consuming the young woman.

Just before she slipped back to unconsciousness, he leaned in close, his lips a light touch against her ear. In a gentle whisper, he said, “There’s no reason to be afraid. There’s no need to worry, child. Everything is going to be all right because I’ve been sent by God.”

Michael McKay sat up. “What’s wrong, baby?”

A hulking figure stood from the bed. The figure reached for something. In the moonlight, Michael could only watch in complete disbelief, transfixed by what was happening. Something sliced through the air with a hiss, coming at him like a fine-edged sword. Michael felt pure agony as the object struck the bridge of his nose. He let out a howl of pain and threw up his arms to ward off another attack. The effort did little good because he could hear the object coming at him again.

Michael quickly dodged the second blow by rolling off the edge of the bed and collapsing to the floor. He couldn’t find focus. His legs wouldn’t hold him up. He scampered on his hands and knees, fleeing like a frightened and injured rat toward the bedroom door. The intruder cut off his escape. The assaulting object came swiftly down on him once, twice, and a third time. Michael felt a sickly crunch as his left arm broke. Bones also gave way as his shoulder blades were struck.

When the assault ceased, the intruder knelt beside Michael and leaned in close so that he would hear the words clearly through the pulsing anguish.

“I’m going to let you live, Mr. McKay. You’re going to live because you’re a person of sadness and distaste, not a true thing of beauty. You’re not like Hannah Jane, nor will you ever be. Her misery and torment will give me the strength and motivation to continue doing all the terrible things that I do because I’m the corruptor of humanity. No one seems to understand that because of me, millions have died.”


About the author

Jeremy M. Wright was born in Omaha, NE. He has since uprooted his life there and moved with his wife to the beautiful country hills of Arkansas. He loves reading different types of novels just as he loves writing them. view profile

Published on December 18, 2020

Published by Stone Gateway Publishing

80000 words

Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Mystery & Crime

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