Best seller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park. Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey - especially for seven-year-old Antoinette, who horrifies her mother by insisting on the unladylike nickname Toni, and her brother, Jack. Toni helps her parents, Eddie and Adele Stopka, at the stand where they sell homemade French fries amid the roar of the Cyclone roller coaster. There is also the lure of the world’s biggest salt-water pool, complete with divers whose astonishing stunts inspire Toni.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. At stake: the faith of billions. A bitter technology magnate's attack on the foundations of three major religions thrusts anthropologist Gabe Turpin into the center of a modern-day apocalypse. Gabe must convince a priest, a monk, and a mullah to put aside their ancient blood feuds for the greater good. Merging ancient martial arts secrets and digital technology, Gabe's battle plan will either save the world or cost him his soul.