The 13th Month

The 13th Month

by Louis Paul DeGrado


Publisher iUniverse

Published in Mystery & Thrillers/Thrillers & Suspense, Mystery & Thrillers/Mystery, Mystery & Thrillers, Religion & Spirituality

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Book Description


Evil once controlled the 13th month and wants to again. A holy man, a shaman, a psychiatrist, and a professor are on a mission: to fight parasitic creatures waiting inside moments of time to warp reality and take control of their host. As the group approaches a house in a quiet neighborhood, they suspect something evil is about to happen. Unfortunately it is too late by the time they enter. A teenager has already killed his parents and sister, thanks to an evil force that now controls him.

When Father Frank Keller is contacted by the group to help prevent the once banished shadows from gaining a foothold, he is thrust into a covert battle between forces of good and evil. The only way to stop the forces is to enter a portal where the shadows come from and turn the tide. As Father Keller struggles to find the faith to combat the evil and help the group, he has no idea that he is about to be led straight to the gates of hell.

Sample Chapter

“That isn’t the only reason I called you here,” Bishop Tafoya said. “What if I were to tell you that what happened wasn’t just a young teenager acting out? That evil was interacting with humans? That it influenced David’s behavior and attacked his family?”

“Are you asking me to believe demons are real?”

“That evil is real.” Bishop Tafoya looked around the office until his eyes stopped at the clock. “You are right in what you say—that evil is opportunistic and preys on us in our weak moments. It’s in those moments you will learn to defend yourself and the others you protect. I would love to spend all day talking to you, debating and discussing philosophy with you. But we don’t have the time. What I need to tell you is that evil is among us, but it is not in a place where we can find it, but hidden in time.”


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Author Profile

Louis Paul DeGrado

Louis Paul DeGrado

Louis Paul DeGrado was born and raised in Colorado. After Graduating High School, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a Flight Engineer aboard a Chinook Helicopter. He has his MBA from Colorado State University and has taught classes at Pueblo Community College. A writer and storyteller since the earliest times, this is his fifth novel published. He also writes for his website at,

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