Book Review: Infernal Gates by Michael J. Webb

Infernal Gates had me hooked in the description--it is essentially an "end of the world", "good vs. evil" battle with historical and cultural elements interwoven into the storyline. What did I think of Infernal Gates by Michael J. Webb?

Note:  I received a complimentary copy of this book via Promotional Book Tours to facilitate this review.  Additionally, I may receive slight commissions from affiliate linking within this post.

Quick Summary of Infernal Gates.  Ethan Freeman, ex-Special Forces Ranger, wakes up to discover he is the sole survivor of a fiery commercial airline crash that killed his entire family. His nightmare is only beginning when he becomes the FBI’s prime suspect. Only Ethan knows he’s not a cold-hearted murderer, but he has no idea what happened to him--and why he alone survived. He finds an unlikely ally in Sam Weaver, the NTSB Chief Investigator. An ex-military pilot, Sam senses Ethan is innocent. She tries to remain dispassionate in her investigation of the crash even as she finds herself attracted to the man who may be America=s worst homegrown mass-murderer. Neither Ethan nor Sam realize that shadowy spiritual forces are at work which will alter their lives forever. A monstrous evil, imprisoned since the time of the Pharaohs, has been released by The Nine, a sinister group of powerful men and women who believe they are the direct descendants of the Anunnaki, ancient Sumerian gods. The demon they have unleashed intends to free The Destroyer from The Abyss, the angelic prison referred to in the Book of Revelation, and unleash a worldwide reign of terror and annihilation. Facing impossible odds, time is running out for Ethan and all of humanity as he is drawn into an ever-deeper conspiracy--millennia in the making--and learns that he is the key to stopping The Nine. Will he overcome his deepest fears and find reserves of strength he never knew he had as he confronts pure evil in order to save himself and an unsuspecting world?

Infernal Gates is an extremely well written, good vs. evil, thriller.  Webb does an excellent job getting the action packed book rolling in the very first chapter--and keeps it going strong through the end.  A plane crash sparks the fires that conspire to change Ethan's life forever.  Webb keeps readers intrigued and interested in following Ethan's life changing adventures.  There was never a point where the story slowed, or moved too quickly--it was perfectly paced and very well developed.

A good vs. evil thriller requires great characters.  The primary characters in Infernal Gates were virtually strangers pulled together to save humanity.  Webb gives each character personality and personal strengths and weaknesses necessary to a well done apocalyptic style thriller.   Webb creates wonderful characters that readers will want to prevail against the book's demonic forces.

Would I recommend Infernal Gates?  Infernal Gates by Michael J. Webb is one of the best books that I've read this year.  I have become a huge fan of supernatural/apocalyptic thrillers and this book was wonderful.  Infernal Gates incorporates a variety of historical, religious, and cultural ideals--but, doesn't pummel the reader with them.  Also, there is a romantic element to the story--but, it isn't overdone or unrealistically introduced.  I think anyone that enjoys strong good vs. evil tales would enjoy this book in spite of religious beliefs.

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About the Author:

Michael J. Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and obtained his J. D. from the same university. Over the past forty years he has travelled the world in search of adventure. He is a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific, supernatural, and Biblical world views, and has studied and taught from the Bible extensively for more than twenty-five years. He is also intrigued by recent discoveries in quantum physics that are now providing extraordinary insights into the reality of the spirit realm, especially as it relates to the study of Light. He incorporates all of the above into his supernatural thrillers. Michael and his wife make their home in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

Books by Michael: The Master’s Quilt, The Nephilim Parchments, The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth trilogy), The Oldest Enemy, Infernal Gates. He is currently working on Devil’s Cauldron, the sequel to Infernal Gates. He also authored a non-fiction work entitled In the Cleft of the Rock: Insights into the Blood of Jesus, Resurrection Power, and Saving the Soul.

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