Author Jim Toner, who was bummed to miss out on the Immortal Rock Festival, got permission from a former member of Messiah Prophet to mention the band in his latest mystery novel, Intercepted.
“I figured fans of Messiah Prophet would be interested seeing them in a clean, young adult mystery,” said Toner.
He got that right. Anytime an author takes the time to recognize a historic and great band like Messiah Prophet, us Christian metalheads will take notice.
Here is a short synopsis of what Intercepted is about:
Sixteen-year-old Dave Linblad has recently moved to Warren, Pennsylvania where he starts a summer lawn maintenance business. He soon discovers that a few of his customers have been recent victims of theft. Disturbed that the thefts have affected his business, he discusses it with his father Chet who had recently retired from the Niagara Falls Police Department and moved back to his hometown, hoping for a quieter life for both of them.
They go to a car show in downtown Warren where they meet Cindy Manuel, Dave’s girlfriend, and her sister Liz. Dave hopes to spend time with Nick Campbell, who has received interest from Division I schools for football. Dave and the others witness two men shove Nick into a dark vehicle.
Two days later, Dave and the Manuel sisters learn of Nick’s death. Dave believes he has seen the dark vehicle around the city and learns of more thefts. While eating lunch at the pizzeria where Cindy works, his own bike gets stolen. A couple approaches Dave and appears willing to help him. Dave, however, is suspicious of them.
The couple hosts parties for young people at their cottage. Dave and Lexi, a Warren Police Explorer, attend one of the parties and stumble on stolen property.
In Warren, Dave once again see the men in the dark vehicle. Forced into their vehicle, Dave wonders if he will meet the same fate as Nick Campbell.
Toner has also written Under the Blood, The Purity Ring Murders, Summer Danger and his latest (September) release on Amazon, Intercepted.
No, I didn’t get a chance to attend.
My fourth young adult mystery was released on Amazon.com two weeks ago.
I got permission from a former member of Messiah Prophet to mention the band in the book.
Fans of Messiah Prophet would be interested to see them mentioned in a clean young adult
mystery such as my book Intercepted.
God bless you in your efforts.
Author of Under the Blood, The Purity Ring Murders, Summer Danger and Intercepted