When Dr. Brad Green, a man who had made his career of saving financially strapped higher education institutions, had his number pulled by Cyprus College, a small religious school in Indiana, he would find that this was no ordinary turnaround job – the school had some major issues to deal with:On campus pimping of students and prostitution, drug selling, embezzlement by board members, selling grades for sexual favors, non-payment of institutional taxes…And the list goes on.As Dr. Green tried to fix the problems he faced mutinies first of the college’s board of directors and then of the faculty itself.It doesn’t take long for Dr. Green to begin to sense that something supernatural is at play at Cyprus College.He just can’t put his finger on it!
I found Sinister Among Us to be a very engrossing book.The plot moved right along and I found myself getting pulled in by how Dr. Brad Green, the book’s protagonist, became a superstar problem solver.William Brashaw has indeed written a page turner.The way Bradshaw set up Cyprus College’s many challenges then ingeniously solves them was well thought out and I found his background on demoniacs (people who are possessed by demons) to be very educational.
Now that having been said, I will say that although I liked the two facets of the book, (how the plot unfolded and the background information on demonic possession), I sometimes felt that when the storyline moved away from what was going on around Cyprus College to explaining the history and background of demons possessing humans on earth I sometimes didn’t marry the two in my head.Both were extremely interesting to me but for totally different reasons.Could it have been that William Bradshaw had two books he rolled into one?Or could it have been that the author started out with a story on demons but the rest of the plot took a life of its own?I think the latter more likely.
Nevertheless I do highly recommend this book.Both the plot and subplot I believe you will find tightly written – even though they are quite different in structure.William Bradshaw was highly successful in capturing my imagination and holding it to the end.I would label this a “thinking man’s book”!
The above review was contributed by: Gary Dale Cearley: Gary Dale is an expatriate American who chooses to write about controversial material. His subject matter tends to run the gamut from historical subjects to biography and even humor. Originally from Arkansas, he has spent several years in Korea as well as Vietnam and is now living in Thailand. Click Here to read an interview with Gary. Click Here to read Gary's reviews.
Sinister Among Us (A Novel)
Click Here To Purchase Sinister Among UsAuthor: Dr William BradshawISBN: 978-1-5988674-0-4Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises Dr William Bradshaw, a graduate of the University of Missouri and Yale Divinity School, is one of the first and only Americans to hold a Ph.D in Demonology. He first became interested in demonology in