The exciting new sequel to “The Serpent’s Seed”!

From the back cover:
“Few know of the ancient rumors concerning an original manuscript of the Book of Revelation. The powers on earth struggle to possess it in order to pursue their own objectives to the detriment of their enemies. They secretly watch as Professor William “Bill” Weston excavates the tomb of John the Apostle.

Bill’s fiancee, Rachael Goldstein, who is the director of a trust dedicated to proving the accuracy of the Bible, is stalked by a satanic cult and flees to join Bill at the excavation site. The cult looks forward to Armageddon. They hope a nuclear confrontration in the Middle East will gather the kingdoms of earth to Meggido. While Iran schemes to bring a return of the Persian Empire, an African-American President prepares his country to meet the forces that threaten Western Civilization. At the same time, evil ones conspire to remove his steady hand.”

The Mullahs is a book of political intrigue; a thrilling, biblical power struggle that could very well spell disaster for the world as we know it!

The Mullahs by David Maring, book review by Peter M. Fitzpatrick, U.S. Reviews

“The Society is composed of members who believe they are direct descendants of a sexual union between Lucifer, whom they refer to as the Serpent, and Eve, which produced the biblical child, Cain.”

This is the second novel in a series that partly extrapolates from the current geopolitical conditions, namely, the rise of Islamic terrorism and the threat of nuclear terrorism by the enemies of America. Only it is not just the usual Axis of Evil at work. There is a secretive cult called “The Society” who are actively trying to bring about Armageddon and the return of Satan’s rule over the planet. They are adept at deception and manipulation of all the usual enemies of Israel and America. And directly in their path is Professor William Weston, Head of the Department of Archaeology at Charleston University in South Carolina. He is on a mission to unearth a secret manuscript from the tomb of the Apostle John’s burial vault. It supposedly spells out the message of the Book of Revelations in plain language, without symbolism or metaphor. Competing world powers, including the devil-worshipping Cainites, want to control that message and use it for their own purposes.

In action-filled prose, the author builds a fascinating world where supernatural and spiritual causes are revealed to be behind the contemporary headlines of our modern era. Assassinations and terrorism are given a framework of fictional sense-making imbued with historical and biblical meaning. Characters on the side of light are often literally subjected to seduction by the forces of evil through sexual temptation, making the battle between good and evil play out on a very personal and local level. That world-changing consequences hinge on how these characters choose to respond to such machinations shows how integral the author’s vision of morality is. His is a religious view that seamlessly joins the narratives of our era with a fearlessly moral stance. Like a painter who judges his subject with a creator’s eye, Maring draws well-defined lines between light and dark. The result is a thought-provoking and stirring story.

David’s interview with

(The interview contents are copied below)


David Maring is a retired circuit judge who has combined his legal experience, military training, and biblical knowledge to create an exciting story of international intrigue, devil worship, and nuclear confrontation. He is currently working on Megiddo, which is the third book in this series. The first novel, The Serpent’s Seed, received recognition in literary competition. The writing was described as brilliant and was favorable compared to Dan Brown’s writings. Where did you grow up and was reading and writing a part of your life? Who were your earliest influences and why?:

David Maring: My teacher in the sixth grade changed my life. She sparked a love of reading in me. That spark ignited a love of history and politics. As a result, I read every history and political book, both fiction and non-fiction in my school library. After that source was exhausted, I rode my bike three miles from the country into town where I read everything there that interested me.  Why do you write?

David Maring: The reason I write historical fiction is to have people understand cultures that existed in another age. I write thrillers to expose readers to the current political climate and show them the historical reasons why the current events are occurring. Tell us a little about your novel The Mullahs.

David Maring: The Mullahs is the second novel in a trilogy. It is about international political intrigue with an Armageddon twist. While the action takes place in Washington, Iran, Israel, Yemen, and North Korea, the magnet that attracts the powers of the earth is the grave of the Apostle John. It is rumored that the original manuscript of Revelation was buried with him. And that the script does not use symbols, but instead sets forth exactly what will bring the powers of the earth to Megiddo. Who is Professor William Weston ?

David Maring: Professor William Weston is a biblical archaeologist who is also a Marine Corps intelligence officer. The dig at the site of Apostle Jon’s tomb is not what it appears; for the professor is acting on orders from the Pentagon. The Mullahs is the second novel in a trilogy that explores the current geopolitical crisis and the rise of Islamic terrorism. Do readers need to read the first book The Serpent’s Seed to understand The Mullahs?

David Maring: My novel, The Mullahs, stands on its own. Although you do not need to read The Serpent’s Seed first, it would be better to do so. Hollywood calls and asks you to cast The Mullahs.  – Who do you cast and why?

David Maring: If Hollywood called, I would think that I had died and gone to heaven. My choice of actors would be Tommy Lee Jones, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Amy Adams. What do you know now as a multi-published author you did not know before you were published?

David Maring: Since the publication of my three novels, I have learned the importance of e-books and the power of social media. What was the last book you read?

David Maring: I am reading the many novels by Wilbur Smith. He was raised in Southern Africa and his historical novels are similar to Michener. What’s next?

David Maring: The third installment of the trilogy is a novel titled Megiddo. Once again you will have Professor William Weston and his assistance, Rachael, involved in a whirlpool of international intrigue. The expected date of publication is 2013.