Books That Make You Feel Like You’ve Been Whisked Away on an Epic Fantasy Adventure
It’s a place where time-travel, twisted history and secret societies collide. It’s author J.W. Zarek’s BookFest Award-winning novel The Devil Pulls the Strings.
Boone suffers from debilitating panic attacks, gut-wrenching guilt, and a Wendigo that has haunted him since age six. Now, a cursed Immortal wants to destroy New York City on Saturday. All Boone wants, though, is to keep a promise to a friend—a friend he almost killed last Sunday.
Set in modern-day Wentzville, MO, New York City and 1813 Genoa, Italy, the novel weaves bromance, Slavic mythology, secret societies, Paganini’s music and time travel.
In real life, J.W. Zarek has helped catch the bad guys for the government. He’s taught English Conversation in Japan, and can analyze anyone’s handwriting. He’s sailed twice through the Suez Canal, and hunted pirates in the Persian Gulf.
When he worked at the FBI, his thesis on red flag behaviors found in relationships earned him an invitation to present a paper at the First Annual Forensics Congress in China, which led him to write his award-winning book “Naughty or Nice – Whose List Are You On?” available as a handout during lectures.