Angels from below reach up and plant their special seed just below the surface in America’s heartland. Political and media extremists don’t notice. They’re busy with their perpetual banquet, serving comfort food to each other and to select members of the clergy. The menu includes every imaginable combination of hog trough fare for the elite.
The quality of the food doesn’t matter—it’s somewhere between near–rotten leftovers and cheap junk food. The huge servings fatten the chosen just fine. The resulting muck fertilizes the U.S. heartland, providing the nutrients necessary to grow the soul of Scheol’s exceptional infant.
This special baby boy, christened Tyler Lee Peterson, reaches age twenty then descends steadily for another twenty–three years deep into a personal and professional living nightmare. His world is dark and he is desperate. He is out of options so he gambles.
Peterson bets that the far right in America will grant him salvation without works and then cast him to stardom. His gamble pays off. The country’s power pendulum swings down from the far left to its lowest possible point, grabs Peterson, pulls him out of the mire, continues toward the extreme right, and hurtles him to the pinnacle of world power.
Crafted by politicians, promoted by the media and embraced by clergy, the new American norm — two political extremes without an average — has settled in and is perfectly comfortable. The disturbed aren’t bothered by the disturbance. Peterson is a natural.
Into this madness of extremes that produces Tyler Peterson, Eddy’s Current thrusts a small and diverse group of Americans, each of whom seems to have been set aside from the extremism that plagues their country. This band battles against all odds to restore their fellow citizens’ freedoms and their country’s independence. You will be inspired by their fight.
Passionate about fiction writing, Reed is thrilled to have finished Eddy’s Current, his first of many novels to come. There will be three sequels to Eddy’s Current and Reed has several other story ideas developing as well for other novels. To learn more about Eddy’s Current and about Reed’s upcoming novels, please visit his website at: www.reedsprague.com.
Eddy’s Current is a challenging novel that addresses many of the major issues faced by America and the entire world today in politics, media and religion. It is not surprising that Eddy’s Current is about the relationship between these three institutions. Reed is a registered Independent, a media skeptic and a long-time practicing Christian who has worked for nearly twenty-five years as administrator for three large churches. It is natural, then, for him to write a thriller that has as its theme the misery that results when religion is compromised by the extremes of politics and media.
Reed is married and is the father of three daughters. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Suffolk, Virginia. Reed was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.