The Human Web

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In 2028, hundreds of thousands are losing their lives over religious wars. When one core Christian belief is removed from the Bible and becomes illegal to teach, peace in the world is attained, however, a catastrophic event unfolds in the spiritual realm. This event threatens to close heavenly intervention forever. More

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About Craig Cassem

Craig grew up in a small town about sixty miles southwest of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He worked as County Engineer for Grundy County, Illinois, from 1990 to 2018 and is currently employed with the Federal Highway Administration.

Craig enjoys creating fictional characters and bringing them to life in compelling adventure stories. He started writing his first novel in 2004 when an irresistible desire to write was birthed. He has published three novels, The Human Web and The Adventures of Yellow Hawk: Book 1 and Book 2 and is actively working on other projects.

He has been married to his wife, Amy, for 38 years and has two children, Bradley (31) and Jeffrey (29). His other passion besides writing is bass fishing. He can be reached by email at

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Review by: Ruth Ann Nordin on Feb. 4, 2011 :
I really liked this book. What got me to buy it was the idea of doing life after death experiments. I enjoy that kind of thing. I had hoped it would be Biblically sound, and I was very pleased to find out it was. I'd say the primarily audience are Christians; however, I wouldn't limit it to that group but be aware that there are Christian overtones (just as the author labeled it in the genre selection). I see some books given poor reviews because the reader didn't know it was Christian fiction, which is the only reason I bring it up. If the Christian message upsets you, you won't enjoy reading this.

Now onto the book. The plot is solid and original. Stanley and Valerie Cooper are running experiments to see if there is life after death. The point comes when Stanley experiments on himself--telling his wife to make him clinically dead and then bring him back in a half hour. It is along this venture that he steps out of this world and into the next where angels and demons come for him.

What grabbed me was the unique twist the author took in the spiritual realm. The demons are building a human web. They are taking souls of the lost people and connecting them all over the world. When this web is complete, angels will no longer be allowed to intervene on humans' behalf and the demons will fnally get to run amok doing whatever they want to on the Earth. It's up to Stanley to stop them. But the question is how? "Big Brother" is watching everything he does, so the task will not prove easy.

For those who love futurist stories where our every move is being monitored by the government, this will be a thrill. But the story also alternates between the past(2020s) to the future (2060s) so you get the cause and effect scenario. It was neat to see how one person, Calvin, made a few decisions back in the 2020s that affected the entire world in the 2060s. This is definitely worth a read, and I look forward to reading more of this author's work in the future.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
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