First Second Coming,
Available August 1, 2020
FIRST SECOND COMING
Scheduled Publication Date: August 1, 2020
In 2027 the deity known as NTG – short for New Testament God – retires after more than two thousand years of minding the store for his employer, Milky Way Galaxy, Inc. His replacement, a planetary turnaround specialist, must decide whether Earth’s dominant species should or should not be included in his plan to bring the planet back into full compliance with Milky Way Galaxy, Inc.’s planetary operation standards.
Earth’s new God introduces himself to mankind by unexpectedly appearing on the Ram Forrester Hour talk show. Ram, an atheist, and co-host Brendali Santamaria, a devout Catholic, are stunned. God’s interview, beamed worldwide, shocks and infuriates viewers. They learn that a conference will take place in Los Angeles to determine whether humans are capable of helping him implement his turnaround plan. All those attending must do for mankind to earn a coveted spot in this God’s good graces is eliminate religious violence forever, without his heavenly help, in no more than sixty days. Failure means extinction.
God designates Ram and Bren as the conference’s only authorized media reporters. This assignment, fraught with peril, ignites their romance. Not only must the harried couple attend the conference meetings by day and do their show at night, they must also outwit a group of religious fanatics bent on killing them. When conflicts within the conference intensify, it’s up to Ram and Bren to do whatever it takes to protect their budding romance and assure mankind’s survival.
PRAISE FOR FIRST SECOND COMING
“Jeff Pollak's debut novel, First Second Coming, combines suspense, romance, and theology in an imaginative, unique adventure!"
Mark Moses, Actor
"Desperate Housewives," "Mad Men"
"This supernatural suspense and romance novel hooks you from the first page. The story is original, and the writing superb. I highly recommend First Second Coming, an ingenious and exceptional novel by Jeff Pollak.”
Adena Bernstein Astrowsky, Author
"First Second Coming is a unique blend of suspense and spirituality in a future where humans interact with religious deities. A 'must-read' for those craving a new perspective on supernatural suspense”
Anthony J Harrison, Author
"First Second Coming is a compelling debut novel which delves into one of life's great mysteries. Pollak provides a multi-layered adventure; one which pulls readers in and keeps them enthralled until its exciting conclusion!”
Tony Chiarciaro, Short-Story Crime Author
Jeff Pollak, the author of First Second Coming and sequels to come, was raised in the Riverdale section of the Bronx by a single mom and two grandparents who lived eight floors up. After graduating from college in Buffalo, Jeff headed west to Los Angeles for law school and spent his entire legal career in and around civil litigation. Now retired, writing fiction is Jeff's new passion.