It’s rare for me to read fiction. I’ve reviewed quite a few of Michael S. Heiser’s nonfiction works, fascinated with his work on the rebellious spirit beings from the Fall. In a podcast, he said his fiction told the story of one way the world could be manipulated by the spiritual forces of evil.
So I had to read it…
The Façade (Façade Saga #1) by Michael S. Heiser
“Haunted by his parents’ death and his career failures, Dr. Brian Scott has begun to settle for the life he’s been given.
Until he’s “recruited,” that is.
Kidnapped by military insiders known as “The Group,” Brian joins a team of world-class scholars working on an above-top-secret initiative. Their mission? To prepare mankind for a new reality. “They” are here.
Among Brian’s fellow recruits are the beautiful yet hostile Dr. Melissa Kelley and the enigmatic Father Andrew Benedict, whose prophetic nature clashes with Brian’s paranoia. As the team is briefed on the government’s involvement with extraterrestrials, strange things begin to happen. Disappearances. Visitations. Murder. Something isn’t right.
The closer Brian and the team get to the truth, the more they realize that no one is safe and no one can be trusted.
Unpeeling layer after layer of deception and counter-deception, Brian moves toward a shocking revelation that will forever alter how mankind sees itself.”
It’s fiction, so no highlights. However, I used to be utterly fascinated with conspiracies, UFOs, aliens, and cryptids. I often scared myself silly as a kid, and I hate to admit, a young adult after watching the movie Signs.
This blends together theology, science fiction, along with what Heiser calls “small c conspiracies” that have been proven.
One reason I probably liked it so much is it is heavy on exposition and figuring out the deal with the Colonel and the mysterious “Adam.” It’s part of a series, and I’ll review the latest one next.