The Pool ~ Paperback ~ John Michael Coia
An ordinary middle-aged man of Scottish origin lives a quiet and retired life in the mountains of Southern Italy with his wife. One day Cole meanders in the mountains where he encounters an object of unknown origin. His life and that of the world is changed forever. The object assimilates him physically, conferring unimaginable power. Motivated to arrest what he sees as one of mankind's greatest failings, he utilises his newfound powers to challenge the world's most powerful governments and drive them to change. The Pool goes where no book has ever gone before. This imaginative novel takes on world leaders and the Vatican, as it strives to bring sense to global affairs. When fearful governments stand up to Cole by threatening nuclear attack, who will be the saviour? John Michael Coia is the son of an Italian immigrant father and a Scottish mother who lives with his wife in a small village in Italy. "The village is the birthplace of my grandfather who made his way, on foot, to Scotland in the late eighteen hundreds. The hamlet now has fewer than twenty-five residents where once lived more than three hundred. My roots here are shared with those of the great tenor Mario Lanza, whose grandfather was also born here." He is writing the sequel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/JohnMichaelCoia Updated .