On this page, we will post chapters from Expiration Date, a Christian science-fiction adventure thriller in which Galahad Jones, a super-secret agent, is called out of retirement to combat a psychotic, renegade, brilliant Cardinal who plots to use viral agencies to achieve control of the Catholic Church and, ultimately, the world.
We will add a chapter every week or so until the entire 50 chapters of the novel have been posted here.  (This long novel was written in less than a year, a feat that would have been impossible for us without the generous verbal performance, energy, and mood benefits provided by caffeine.)

Expiration Date

 by

 Bennett Alan Weinberg and Bonnie K. Bealer

“How much more satisfying on an elementary level to see [the] characters as the instruments of fate;  they come together not simply because of love or desire, but because they are so destined. Their union suggests the medieval ideal of chivalric love, in which marriage is a form of God’s will.”

 — R. Ebert, review of “The Adventures of Robin Hood”

 

In hoc signo vinces

Chapter 1:  Abduction
Chapter 2:  A Child’s Game
Chapter 3:  The Hand of God
Chapter 4:  Escape from Paradise
Chapter 5:  “He Sent forth a Dove…”
Chapter 6:  Ancestral Voices
Chapter 7:  Someone Wants to Be Pope
Chapter 8: A Man of the Faith
Chapter 9:  A Man in a Red Hat
Chapter 10: Seal Our Bargain with a Kiss
Chapter 11: My Little Men
Chapter 12: The Best Teacher
Chapter 13: Welcome to the Fold
Chapter 14: A Vital Contribution
Chapter 15: Strange Reunion
Chapter 16: Destabilized
Chapter 17: To Get Back Suzanne
Chapter 18: Passage
Chapter 19: Coming to Call
Chapter 20: You Can Be Young Again, Too!
Chapter 21: Our Share of Miracles
Chapter 22: And Darkness Was upon the Face of the Deep
Chapter 23: Heaven Has Lost Its Patience
Chapter 24: Tied in a Red Silk Bow
Chapter 25: Murder in Crown Passage

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