No Greater Evil
“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby
become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss,
the abyss gazes also into you.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
It is a troubled time for America characterized by the ascendency of the extreme conservative movement that has given rise to the New Continental Army, a national paramilitary force that seeks to overthrow the government. A newly elected Democratic President escalates the war on terror and creates an elite group of covert professionals within the FBI’s National Security Branch. Known simply as the Section, its mission is to capture or kill domestic terrorists, although few of its targets are brought in alive. Jericho Kerk, a wealthy CEO, ex-Marine, and former member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, is recruited into the Section. He is given a license to kill the NCA’s leaders, which he does with ruthless and seemingly invincible proficiency. However, a dark side to Kerk’s complex persona soon emerges. He is tormented by dreams filled with the image of a terrifying beauty. She is Hel, the Norse Goddess of Death and Queen of the Underworld: and she wants to take his soul.