Most people don’t want the truth….
…..they’re looking for answers to confirm their prejudices.
Haunted by his parents’ death and his career failures, Dr. Brian Scott has begun to settle for the life he’s been given.
Until he’s “recruited,” that is.
Kidnapped by military insiders known as “The Group,” Brian joins a team of world-class scholars working on an above-top-secret initiative. Their mission? To prepare mankind for a new reality. “They” are here.
Among Brian’s fellow recruits are the beautiful yet hostile Dr. Melissa Kelley and the enigmatic Father Andrew Benedict, whose prophetic nature clashes with Brian’s paranoia. As the team is briefed on the government’s involvement with extraterrestrials, strange things begin to happen. Disappearances. Visitations. Murder. Something isn’t right.
The closer Brian and the team get to the truth, the more they realize that no one is safe, and no one can be trusted.
Unpeeling layer after layer of deception and counter-deception, Brian moves toward a shocking revelation that will forever alter how mankind sees itself.
One review of the book said:
Dr. Mike Heiser holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages, as well as masters degrees in Hebrew and Semitic Studies and Ancient History (Israel, Egypt). He’s a Bible-believing Christian-and a believer in UFO phenomena.
That’s the kicker. Mike is one of very few Christians who isn’t afraid to fit ETs and UFOs into a Christian worldview.
The Facade is Mike’s debut novel, written as “a break from my dissertation”. The story follows Dr. Brian Scott, who, surprisingly (wink wink), is a scholar of biblical Hebrew and ancient Semitic languages. One evening after work, he’s kidnapped and drugged by a couple of men in black, and awakens in an underground bunker beneath Area 51.
It seems that a virus of extraterrestrial origin has the potential to disrupt the Earth’s climate with disastrous effect. A team of scientists, plus Brian and an elderly Jesuit priest, has been assembled by The Group, a shadow government within the government. Their mission is to figure out how to break the news to the public. Extra care is required because, you see, the virus is being spread artificially by its creators. In short, the UFOs are real.
It gradually becomes apparent, however, that Brian’s research into the biblical bene elohim-the “sons of God”-may overturn The Group’s plans. The alien entities that have forced The Group to disclose their presence may not be from outside our solar system, but from outside our three-dimensional existence.
He closes the book with a cliff-hanger that left me eagerly looking forward to the sequel, which, happily, he told me he’s in the process of outlining now.
There are a couple of threads left loose, and a couple of the scenes feel a bit engineered so as to infuse the book with as much background as possible on the history of UFOs, cattle mutilation, Operation Paperclip (the smuggling of Nazi scientists into the US after WWII), underground bases, and black budget projects like the Aurora aircraft. I can forgive those scenes, however, because the information was so eye-opening that I keep The Facade at my desk for reference, the first work of fiction I’ve ever used for research. And even during the explanatory scenes, Mike avoids getting bogged down in minutiae, a trap that finally burned me out on Tom Clancy. (I only need to know the terrorists have a nuke, I don’t need instructions for building one.)
For the reader interested in doing more research, Mike graciously filled an appendix with recommended books and websites. Unlike Dan Brown, whose Da Vinci Code is filled with errors that should be obvious to anyone who paid attention in Western Civ, Mike actually did his homework and then built his plot around the facts instead of twisting them to fit his worldview.
Mike Heiser is in demand as a speaker at UFO conferences. At first, it may have been for the novelty value; I’d guess that the words “Christian” and “UFO researcher” aren’t often used in the same sentence. But Mike has shown, in public and in his novel, that he’s not afraid to defend his conclusions based on the evidence. He has publicly offered to debate the leading proponents of the “aliens-created-us” theory anytime, anywhere.
I highly recommend The Facade to anyone with an interest in UFOs, alien abductions, and the like. Through fiction, Mike Heiser shows that it’s not only possible, but essential, for Christians to understand the end times UFO deception.
I can’t wait to read it, and will be getting it on my kindle. Here is a video in which Heiser speaks about the information in this book: