Escape From Devil’s Den: The Walls Of Time Will Be Breached
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John Larson, the young, idealistic Union patriot turned dreaded night creature, has successfully attacked and disabled a number of high ranking generals from the vaulted Rebel Army of Northern Virginia. His bold and audacious plan has seriously crippled those unfortunate Confederates ability to properly perform their duties during the pivotal three day battle of Gettysburg. The stubborn resistance of the Federal Army of the Potomac under the leadership of the newly appointed George Meade leaves Robert E. Lee no other choice but to reluctantly order his battered, beaten forces back to the safe confines of Virginia, summarily ending the South’s grand invasion plans and hopes for a quick, glorious end to the ongoing carnage of the bitter War Between The States. But the personal price for ignoring the sacrosanct rule of non-interference on the part of night creatures into the affairs of mankind results in the ultimate, horrific penalty. John is swiftly and silently hunted down by the Ancients of the Vampire Council. He is captured, tried, and sentenced to be interred underground for all time—in a fully conscious state. Only a bizarre but welcome quirk of fate enables him to break the bonds of his eternal punishment, and he escapes to find himself walking the strange but eerily familiar streets of 21st Century Gettysburg. The Civil War has been over for 140 years; nevertheless, the small Pennsylvania town remains a dangerous place for the unfortunate night creature. John encounters old adversaries from the past, and new ones from the present. In the end, he must ultimately choose between the powerful instinct of self-preservation or the noble act of self-sacrifice. The decision he makes could redeem something he thought he had lost long ago—his very soul! “Escape From Devil’s Den” is the companion novel and sequel to “Blue Dawn Over Gettysburg.”
Joe DeSantis was born and raised in Yonkers, NY, just a stone’s throw from New York City. Upon graduation from Manhattan College in 1974 with a B.A. in English, he soon after embarked on a career with the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, where he stayed for 20 years, rising to the position of Park Superintendent. During that span, he returned to school and received a M.S. in Recreation Services from Herbert Lehman College. In 1988, he left to become Superintendent of Parks for the City of White Plains, and subsequently retired but returned to White Plains as Superintendent of Parking after receiving a M.A. in Military History/Civil War Studies from American Military University. “Blue Dawn Over Gettysburg” was his first novel and combined his love of the Civil War with his childhood fascination with vampires. “Escape From Devil’s Den” is the companion novel and sequel. He currently lives in a 100 plus year old haunted Victorian with his wife and children in Brewster, NY.