Of Good and Evil by Gerald G. Griffin
About the book:
Ron Sheffield, an ex-Green Beret discharged from the Army for going crazy, has discovered top secret terrorist documents endangering his life by an unsavory White House political cell, the documents revealing al Qaeda plans threatening the existence of Western civilization. He also possesses uncanny mental talents which enabled him to survive fierce covert battles in the Middle East while the men serving under him perished, these tortured memories leaving him distraught with merciless guilt to the point of suicide---staved off only by desperate "hiding" activities. This potent mixture of documents, guilt, hiding and uncanny abilities, combined with Ron's remarkable and irrepressible love affair with Amber Ash---who saves Ron's life through talents similar to his own---propels the two down volatile paths of relentless danger, troubles and confrontations defining their destiny, including, among other things: sanity-saving killings; Ron having no choice but to become a specialized Mafia hit man; a White House plot on Ron's life; conflicts with a divinely gifted secret society headed by Amber's billionaire father; acquiring the specifics of the 9-11 terrorist attacks beforehand, but the attempt at warning ignored; disturbing honeymoon intrigue; devastating discovery of who really orchestrated the U.S. invasion of Iraq; struggles to thwart Bin Laden's startling scheme of global domination; frustrating hindrances to cornering the most important and dangerous terrorist alive---not Bin Laden, rendering success of the pursuit bleak; frightening dreams prophesying disturbing reality; and a fight against the impossible to prevent the nuclear obliteration of a large American city.
About the author:
A native of Flint, Michigan, Gerald Griffin wrote his first short book of fiction while in the 9th grade. Ever since then he has felt compelled to write --- his style reminiscent of Frederick Forsythe, with a dash of Damon Runyon and Tom Clancy. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University and set up practice as a consulting psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia --- though unable to resist writing part-time as his busy practice permitted. Following several years of private practice, his two sons grown and away, Gerald eased into writing full-time --- non-fiction, fiction, and ghost writing, first turning out the published non-fiction work, THE SILENT MISERY --- WHY MARRIAGES FAIL. This was followed by his three published novels, THE CORRUPTORS, THE DEATH DISCIPLE, and THE LAST COMING, this last novel written in collaboration with Robin Moore. After this came his published non-fiction ghost writing works, TRAPPED IN THE LAWYERS' DEN WITH BLOODSUCKERS and GBI AGENT. A nature lover, he relocated from Atlanta to the lake scenery of Gainesville, Georgia. He lives in a quaint home, high on a hill, surrounded by inspiring forest foliage not far from the waters of Sidney Lake Lanier; the forest floor a protective canopy for the passing deer. In this setting, Gerald wrote the novel OF GOOD AND EVIL, followed by its sequel A TIME OF RECKONING. Nancy Cline, a member of MENSA, said in review of Gerald's writings: "In this age, yes, there is a nobility of spirit and the courage to preserve and to protect that nobility. In the field of fiction we have men of great stature... To that list add the name of Gerald Griffin..." Gerald is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW). While in practice in Atlanta he was listed in Marquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Personalities of America and Notable Americans.