A paranormal suspense thriller. A story of harrowing action and captivating romance, with vivid and vibrant characters and spectacular settings, the novel is a hard-charging tale of a gifted Green Beret, Ron Sheffield, discharged from the service for going “crazy,” and from there the fireworks begin.
Falling in love, initiating an unusual romance, Ron and his gifted beloved, Amber Ash, are thrust into perilous ventures, among them: being sought out for death by an unsavory government cell; battles with the Mafia and terrorists; conflicts with a secret society with powers beyond imagination; discovering plans of the 9/11 terrorist attacks beforehand, but their warnings ignored, resulting in chaos; Ron having no choice but to become a special hit man for the Mafia; discovering Al Qaeda’s unknown role in the Iraq war; and Ron facing an impossible confrontation with a covert Khalid Sheik Mohammed terrorist cell at the moment it is about to bring off the nuclear obliteration of a major American city.
The reader is engrossed in humanity, nobility, villains, hate, love, friendship and sorrow, all intermixed in one spellbinding conflict keeping the reader on edge from the beginning to the end.
“A relevant, exciting page-turner that reads like a sharply focused movie. Crisp, clean and clear…spits out fire like a Gatling gun. A great and essential read!” – Jack Kaplan, Playwright
“A quick paced and intriguing, action-packed story are what Gerald G. Griffin delivers in this no-nonsense, timely novel….An absolute must read! It’s not your typical fight between good and evil and the suspense will grab hold of you and keep you turning the pages.” – Starr Reina, Suspense Magazine
“Of Good And Evil is the very embodiment of what a paranormal thriller mshould be….This book is a perfectly paced accomplished mystery….Revelations and twists abound effortlessly encouraging you to read onwards….It truly boggles my mind the sheer caliber of talent this author (Gerald G. Griffin) possesses. It is extremely rare tofind such a skilled writer. Of Good And Evil is not only the best paranormal thriller I have read period, it is also one of the best books that I have ever read. Of Good And Evil is such a marvelous tale that you don’t even have to be a fan of its specific genre to enjoy it, and to me that is the mark of a brilliant story.” – Shane Porteous, Author (Rasciss, Grave Caller, How Gods Bleed).
“In creating the character of Ron Sheffield, Gerald Griffin has proven himself to be a writer of extraordinary skills. Of Good And Evil is a novel that is so finely written, so well plotted and paced, that the reader is immediately drawn into the book from the first page. That Mr. Griffin is able to use mere words to introduce the reader to Ron Sheffield is nothing short of breathtaking — it is not often that a writer can make so complex a character, a person with such internal conflicts and external gifts, resonate so perfectly with a plot and locations that keep the reader glued to the book from start to finish.
“In order to be able to engage the reader from the opening paragraphs and hold their attention throughout, to be able to let the reader suspend their disbelief for the duration of the novel, takes a special kind of talent. Gerald G. Griffin is an author with just such talent. In his brilliant thriller Of Good And Evil he has given his audience a well-conceived story and delivered it with the talent of a born writer. He’s also gone that step further that separates writers from great writers. Ron Sheffield, Gerald’s gifted but tormented main character, has everything a great writer needs to engage a reader on an emotional level. This is one of the gifts of a truly great story-teller.” – Tracey Alley, Author & Literary Adviser
“A James Mason Community Book Club Must Read!” – Rick Friedman, Founder, The James Mason Community Book Club
Gerald was born in Flint, Michigan. He received hid Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, there joining the practice of another psychologist. A year later Gerald opened his own private practice as a consulting psychologist, specializing in psychotherapy, counseling, diagnostics and executive consulting. During his 18 years of practice he wrote the published non-fiction book The Silent Misery–Why Marriages failed, followed by the three published novels The Corruptors, The Death disciple and The Last Coming. While in practice, he was listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Personalities of the South. and Notable Americans. Then entering writing full-time, he moved to Gainesville, Georgia where he was the ghost writer of two published non-fiction books, dabbled in screnplays, then wrote the published suspense thriller Of Good And Evil, followed by its sequel A Time Of Reckoning, as yet unpublished. He is divorced, has two grown sons and is presently engaged.
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