Fresh off their successful quest to thwart not
one, but two diabolical plots to destroy the world, jaded reporter Christine
Temetri and rough cherub Mercury find that mysterious powers outranking even
the Heavenly bureaucracy seem intent on keeping the Apocalypse on track.
Mercury Rises continues author Robert Kroese’s tale of the heroic cherub
Mercury, who is generally well-intentioned, rarely well-behaved, and always
well-armed with a droll remark. While the world is plagued by natural disasters
and nations prepare for war, crazed billionaire Horace Finch plots to use a
secret device hidden beneath the African desert to discover the deepest secrets
of the Universe, even if he has to destroy the Universe to do it.
Meanwhile, unassuming FBI investigator Jacob
Slater tries to find a rational explanation for the mysterious destruction of
downtown Anaheim, a quest that ultimately brings him face to face with the
unhinged Horace Finch. Together, Christine, Jacob and Mercury must stop Finch
from activating the device and tearing reality to pieces. Kroese’s rapid-fire
sense of humor and razor-sharp wit keep Mercury Rises moving at breakneck
speed, hurtling toward a climax that is as funny as it is satisfying.
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