Victor Koman The Jehovah Contract

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The Jehovah Contract

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THE JEHOVAH CONTRACT Victor Koman's Prometheus Award-winning novel is back in a new edition! A dying assassin is given one final assignment and one last chance for survival. The job: find God Almighty and destroy Him. The payment: eternal life. With the aid of a mysterious trio of women -- a beautiful lady gambler, an ancient Hollywood witch, and a telepathic hooker -- Dell Ammo breaches the gates of Heaven and Hell to pull the Cosmic Trigger. Before The DaVinci Code, before the Left Behind series, The Jehovah Contract set the standard for adventurous, over-the-edge religious fiction. Hard-boiled assassin Dell Ammo must become a harder-boiled detective in order to track down a God he doesn't even think exists. He enlists the reluctant assistance of blond bombshell Anne Perrine -- a woman with the uncanny ability to beat the gaming tables of the underworld metropolis Auberge. In that crime-ridden realm buried beneath the streets of Los Angeles, Dell discovers an even greater danger -- the religious conspiracy known only as the Ecclesia, dedicated to protecting God at any cost. In a climactic final battle worthy of Philip K. Dick at his most imaginatively paranoid, Dell Ammo clashes with the Almighty in all His varied forms, leading to a confrontation that rocks the universe. "A fascinating concept, imaginatively delivered." -- Ray Bradbury "A most unusual and entertaining work of satirical SF." -- Publishers Weekly "A novel of cosmic -- and comic -- proportions." -- Library Journal "Explodes like a string of firecrackers ... The suspense never lets up ... I highly recommend it." -- Robert Anton Wilson "THE JEHOVAH CONTRACT will surely be excoriated in religious and literary circles, but this damnation of God should be pondered objectively by both believers and nonbelievers. It is a good, thought-provoking effort that is that rarity in fiction: philosophy that entertains." -- Piers Anthony "A parody of a Chandleresque detective novel that can hold its own with Chandler and the best of his followers." -- San Jose Mercury-News "Crammed with elements calculated to outrage nearly everyone...." -- The Denver Post "THE JEHOVAH CONTRACT... is conceptually audacious to the max." -- Norman Spinrad "Audacious ... a fine combination of logic and madness." -- Robert Shea "I wholeheartedly recommend this Mission Impossible/Phillip Marlowe/Mike Hammer/John Milton Faith Opera." -- Philip Jose Farmer Victor Koman's screenplay of The Jehovah Contract has been optioned for film. Ray Bradbury says of him, "Would that there were a dozen more writers like him in the field." Koman's short stories have appeared in publications such as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy, and the anthologies Weird Menace, The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem, the Dark Destiny collections, and Free Space. He lives in southern California with his wife, Veronica, and daughter, Vanessa, as well as their cat, Kali. Koman graduated summa cum laude from Redlands University in 2001 as a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. In 2004, he received his MBA from Pepperdine University. His weblog and bookstore are accessible via http://www.komansense.com/

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Koman's Raymond Chandleresque cult classic, which anticipated much of the "Millennial Fever" we see today, can best be described as "Philip Marlowe meets God." Cover by Gary Ruddell. Editor, John Douglas.

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The Jehovah Contract actually arose out of my penchant for doing Humphrey Bogart impressions at the drop of a fedora. I and some of my friends, who all lived in a run-down apartment building -- dubbed the AnarchoVillage -- in Long Beach in the 1970s (calling it Bohemian would make it sound nicer than it really was), were cruising around Hawthorne and Torrance sometime in 1978 or so when we tooled down Del Amo Boulevard past Del Amo Fashion Plaza (most recently seen in the hard-boiled caper film Jackie Brown). In my best Maltese Falcon tones, I muttered, "My name's Del Amo. I'm a street. I run all over this town." That got a laugh, which only encouraged me. Spelling it Dell Ammo, it became the name of my drunk and dying hit man to whom the evil Emil Zacharias offers The Jehovah Contract. The fact that it means "of the master" in Spanish only makes the gag more sublime.

I've always been intrigued by assassins. First, by their inexplicable scarcity in this day of modern, high-mayhem weaponry and media-declared ultra-violence, second by the notion that some people are so important -- so above the common human being -- that their murder is not merely murder but assassination, as if killing a politician is a crime of a degree and nature worse than killing some nameless, unknown bum in an alleyway. Is the crime indeed worse, or -- because the assassin strikes at the nexus of power -- is the act decried by those who have a vested interest in who controls the reigns of state? Is the assassin a tool of chaos or simply part of an ancient tradition in politics?

Could an assassin be an unexpected hero?

More important, what if an assassin were given the ultimate target, the most difficult hit of all?

Some people say God is dead. What if He weren't? What if He were alive and someone wanted Him dead? Someone with the power to grant the killer eternal life? How would a materialistic, atheistic assassin find that which has eluded scholars and theologians for millennia?

Dell Ammo simply figured out where to look.

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