Thirteen hundred years passed. The Temple's membership swelled with Disciples. Elders came and went, adding their wisdom to the Relics. In that time, countless wars, famines, and disasters struck. Controversy within the Temple swirled. Yet the Relics remained hidden, the location of each known only to its guardian Elder.
Then, five years ago, rebels within the Temple rose up and hunted down the seven Elders, seeking the Relics for their twisted ends. But the rebellion was fruitless. The Elders died mute. No one else knew where the Relics were. The Temple fell into civil war. Hundreds of Disciples died. The bloody hunt for the Relics continues to this day.
Joshua Grey, a Japanese-American orphan and former Disciple once known as "The Angel of Death," wants out. After years of rage-fueled vengeance over the deaths of his friends and fiancé, Joshua withdrew from the world and spends his days in penance on an isolated Texas farm. He thinks he's found finally peace.
But when his old mentor appears on his doorstep with a dying command, Joshua is thrown into a global race to find the Sakura Blue, one of the Seven Relics and the key to an ancient ritual that will save his mentor's soul... and possibly his own.
Working with a mysterious woman pursuing her own agenda, Joshua must defeat a twisted sociopath hell-bent on vengeance. It quickly becomes the deadliest mission of his life. But to succeed, he must remain true to the Buddha's teachings. That means no more killing.
[Full-length novel, 84,000 words]