Sometimes the world needs a hero...
Former high school teacher Heckel Casey knows how civilization collapsed in this post-apocalyptic world. And he knows who is responsible for the evil that has nearly decimated humanity. His journey across the country slowly reveals that there is a power growing inside of him that is strong enough to confront the evil and eliminate it.
Sometimes the world needs a savior...
Encountering attacks from hellish snakes, demonic bikers, violent tempests, not to mention self-doubt, deception and betrayal, Heckel must overcome these ‘bumps’ in the road to lead his companions to the ultimate battle to save humanity.
This world needs Heckel Casey.
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"James Hoch has a way of bringing Heckel to life with captivating and clean writing. Heckel Casey is a must read post-apocalyptic thriller that you won't want to miss. Looking forward to more from Mr. Hoch." —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Reunion
"Heckel Casey by James Hoch is the classic struggle between good and evil. Reminiscent of Stephen King's The Stand, the story follows Heckel and Sela across the country as they gather an army of end-of-the-world survivors for a showdown with Madeline, the devil's hand-picked protégé. Hoch proves to be a master storyteller with an impeccable sense of pacing. He uses his characters' conversations to fill in back story and increase tension. As a result, Heckel Casey grabs the reader from prologue to epilogue. I look forward to a sequel." —Roxanne Smolen, bestselling author of The Amazing Wolf Boy
"I just finished reading Heckel...I really don't know what to say except that your book needs to be read by our entire world. The fight between good and evil has progressively become more and more blatant in our past decade; you have brought it further to light by allowing the reader to become a part of 'it,' to live the battle against 'it' through the lives and eyes of Heckel, Sela and friends, if only metaphorically, and then to empower the reader with the antidote—HOPE!...easy to read, hard to put down, well written, an excellent novel for these troubling times." —Bev Suszek, library technician