“Only Angels Gaze Toward Heaven is a deeply moving tale with characters that are sophisticated, genuinely flawed, and convincing. The novel is balanced and deftly plotted, a tale that will affect readers on many levels.” – Divine Zape for Reader’s Favorite
Born into humble beginnings, Jordan Del Cielo is given a second chance when his formerly absent father takes him to America. Growing up in California, his Christian faith compels him to use his talents to serve others. Yet, deep down, he is filled with self-doubt. Becoming a member of Doctors Without Borders, he only lacks one thing—a soul mate.
Saul Darthe, on the other hand, has only one goal—to rise to the top of the graft pyramid. Saul, a previous collegiate wrestling champion, becomes cynical and directs all his strength and passion into the pursuit of wealth and power. He couldn’t care less who he uses to get to the top.
Jordan eventually meets Miriam, the woman of his dreams. They are content but unable to conceive. Eventually, their near-perfect life comes crashing down after they become unknowingly involved in Darthe’s plot to smuggle secret advanced technology.
A tragic accident occurs, but this doesn’t stop Darthe. Chinese organized crime also wants the technology, so the battle is set. Jordan and Miriam have no idea why their lives are being torn apart, yet uncanny “miracles” seem to keep stitching them back together.
An adopted son brings hope, but Jordan must overcome his demons. He finds evidence that his wife may not be who he thinks she is. Depressed, he turns to drugs and alcohol.
After being rescued from near death, Jordan must save his family from the harrowing criminal conspiracy. After a wild chase in the mountains of Santa Barbara, a final confrontation will decide their fate.
Only Angels Gaze Toward Heaven is a captivating, philosophical thriller about the complex ways our beliefs form our identities, the loneliness brought on by loss, and how, if we let them, small “miracles” can lead to timeless connections and virtuous love.
About the Author
John Molik grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and has worked in numerous corporate finance and project management positions in the consumer electronics and IT industries. In 1990, he took an extended backpacking trip of the South Pacific before attending graduate school. In 2003, this penchant for international life continued as John relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand with his NZ-born wife and California-born kids.
John’s passion for writing began when he was a student at UC Davis and worked as a feature writer for the California Aggie newspaper. Having been nominated for a Hearst Journalism Award (1986) for a feature on genetic engineering, John later found the inspiration to write again. In 2013, he began outlining his first thriller, The Fiduciary Delusion, which became the first novel in the Horsemen trilogy. John loves to read techno-thrillers, science fiction, murder mysteries and action and suspense novels. Some of his favorite authors include: Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Lawrence Sanders, Isaac Asimov, Michael Faber and Clive Cussler.
John’s interests also include science, existential philosophy, health, and both Western and Eastern holistic medicine. John also plays guitar, piano, sings, and writes music. In addition, John is a bit of a weightlifting “gym rat,” and can also be regularly found hiking, sea kayaking, and getting out and about enjoying the beautiful wild outdoors.