The small Maryland town of Elkton has an evil that has been sleeping for decades. An evil that awakens only long enough to look though the eyes of his many followers. To search for the key to his final awakening, so he can begin the final black mass that will create a portal between his world and ours, and bring about the forever darkness, and with the return of Joe Santos that day has come. More
An ancient evil has been sleeping in Elkton, Maryland, waiting for a mortal with a heart evil enough to rival its own, and now thanks to the return of the large man called Joe Santos, the most evil man in Maryland’s history, it has awakened.
A creature known throughout time as Asnodius- The One Watching because of his ability to see through the eyes of his many followers to watch over his domain. He watches as his followers and Joe Santos rapes, murders, and mutilates a path through the town, including Santos trapping most of the police force inside their prescient and burning it to the ground.
There are those that however; that would stand against them. One is Cardinal Volenti, who for decades has been posing as Jigs the handyman while searching for the creature. His old friend Lightfeather, a demon hunter from another realm, and could pass for just about anyone and possesses a mystical talisman like his own, joins him. Together with Jack Newman and Barbara Harris, a very large streetwise cop and a tough and spunky cop's daughter they fight their way through the endless supply of demon worshippers while searching for Santos and the creature. Through all the death and destruction they encounter, they manage to deliver a baby from his dying mother, leaving them to believe it may be a sign of hope.
The next day the streets fill with coffins as the necrophilia begins, and Santos notices the High Priest molesting a dead child and something inside him snaps. The voices of his dead brothers and the other children that had been cause pain because of him begin to scream within his mind for vengeance, causing his true soul to emerge and it is that of a prophecy known as The Incordius. The only one according to the ancient text, that is capable of destroying the evil known as Asnodius-The One Watching.
After he kills the High Priest, Santos finds Jigs and joins him and his comrades and together they find the creatures' underground temple. Although they manage to destroy the place of worship and trap the creature and his followers forever inside the temple, but The One Watching escapes, so they follow the creature to Santos' father's old house and as they battle the creature Jigs dies, Lightfeather disappears, and Jack and Barbara are injured. Santos picks up the talismans and to save the others he embraces the Incordius within his soul and continues to battle the creature and when he carries the creature into the burning house he yells a warning to the others as he, the house, and the creature disappear in a flash of light.
Jack kisses Barbara as a snowflake lands on his nose, ending the mysterious heat wave and hold the evil had on Elkton, and together they pledge to honor Santos by raising the child they though he wanted them to protect as their own.
Ten years later the town is paying their last respect to Commissioner Jack Newman and his wife Barbara as two men from the distance weep. The preacher speaks of the unknown assailant that had broken into their home and used the Commissioners own gun to strike them down, but the two men in the distance know better. The large man with the burnt skin loads a rifle and the little man who could pass for almost anyone watches through the binoculars as they lower the caskets into the ground, and everyone weeps.
Everyone but the couples adopted son.
The child lowers his head to hide a smile, as the little man with the binoculars whispers but one word. “Chemera.”
And as the big man with the burnt skin wipes away the tears, he raises his rifle.
And as he asks forgiveness from all the children who are no more, he aims.
And as all the voices of the tormented children cry back to him.
Available ebook formats: