is a sci-fi thriller set in the immediate future, based on mysterious old myths and an shocking real-life experience of the author, with captivating storylines careening toward an apocalyptic finale beyond imagination.
Apocalyptic ideas are found as early as in the ancient creation myths of Assyria and Babylonia. 3,800 years later, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and followers of many sects are still waiting for God’s final battle against Satan. LOST GOD is essentially about the upcoming biblical apocalypse, the power behind it, and its motivation.
A truck-sized UFO appears above the Earth. A crescent-shaped sign is emblazoned on its shell. An imam interprets the sign as a symbol of Islam and, referring to the Quran, claims that the object hails from the inhabitants of a sister world of the Earth. An Islamic terrorist organization then calls for a global holy war.
Alien researcher Erich von Däniken discovers the same sign on a millennia-old Sumerian cylinder seal and predicts that the world is in for a god shock of a completely different kind.
Both Russia and China want to explore the mysterious UFO, but U.S. president Trump is determined to preempt the two Eastern powers — a catastrophic decision.
As terrorists are trying to plunge Europe into chaos, a reactivated space shuttle takes off in Cape Canaveral. Its crew is tasked with recovering the UFO that has been hyped into a divine signal, and bring it down to Earth. On board are the audacious Navy pilot Tom Taylor, the young science journalist and maverick Sally Brown, as well as the reticent German rocket engineer Gunther Wolf, who seems to know much more about the UFO and its origins than he is willing to admit. But as soon as the space shuttle has launched, the world gets sucked into a whirlpool of apocalyptic events.
The events of the story unfold as you read about them, which is why they are reported in the present tense. There are numerous topics, locations, and characters. For better understanding, explanations are occasionally woven into the plot. This is done in the style of a report. Things get rather tough and brutal at times. Very sensitive or strongly religious people may become offended. Toward the end, the story takes a turn that some readers consider crazy or bizarre.