Welcome to The Last Degree Blog Tour stop! I have with me today Ms. Dina Rae, bringing you a guest post and a special excerpt!
Series: Book #1
Author: Dina Rae
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Paranormal, Political, Suspense, Thriller, Christian
Publisher: Dina Rae
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The Last Degree is a fictionalized account of how Freemasons and other secret societies set up the world for takeover. Ancient writings foretell a ‘Shining One’ who emerges as the world’s prophet. A murder of a Most Worshipful mason resembles a secret oath. A cop gets too close to solving the crime. Paranoid preppers go underground, preparing for war.
Headlines such as the Norway massacre, meltdown of the European Union, unscrupulous media, animal die-offs, Middle Eastern unrest, and U.S. shrinking power make the plot relevant to present day. This book is an ode to Christians, Birthers, 2012ers, Truthers, preppers, and/or other conspiracy junkies who enjoy Dan Brown, Jesse Ventura, Brad Meltzer, Alex Jones, Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.
Conspiracy Theory: What’s up with the Denver Airport?
One of the many conspiracy theories mentioned in The Last Degree involves the Denver International Airport (DIA). Opponents scream anything from New World Order to Devil Worshipers. So what’s all of the fuss about?
Denver’s citizens were suspicious from the onset. Denver already had a first class airport, Stapleton International, with six runways. Simply put, the need for another one wasn’t there. DIA was built anyway, but with five runways. Conspiracy was born. The airport’s layout brings scrutiny. From an aerial perspective, DIA resembles the pattern of a Nazi swastika. Barbed wire surrounding the airport is positioned to keep those inside the airport instead of away. Another oddity revolves around the enormous, red-eyed horse sculpture that stands at the gates. The sculptor, Luis Jimenez, died from a freak accident of a hunk of the horse statue falling on him in his studio. Some skeptics claim the horse is a symbol of time travel. The sculpture isn’t the only odd choice of art. Creepy murals by artist Leo Tanguma depict coffins, the Virgin Mary holding a dead body, soldiers in gas masks, a Nazi zombie with a big sword, possessed children gathered around a plant, and plenty more. Many interpret the art to symbolize New World Order (NWO), a conspiracy theory about an inner circle ruling the world and exterminating those who they deem as useless. Speaking of New World Order, did I mention a Freemason capstone inside of the airport? The granite monument has “New World Airport Commission” engraved. One problem. There isn’t a New World Airport Commission in existence. Could the capstone be a nod and a wink to Freemasons and Illuminati (the main villains in The Last Degree)? The most talked about part of DIA are the tunnels and buildings underneath the runways. The U.S. government denies the five buildings are underneath the runways, but too many people contradict their claim. Some say this underground structure will be used as a retreat for FEMA, the inner circle, and other high-up officials for when the SHTF (prepper talk for sh@t hits the fan). Supposedly, the buildings and tunnels can hold up to 5 million people. Others believe the buildings act as gas chambers or secret areas for executing rebels of the New World Order. During construction, the laborers were constantly being dismissed. Many believe the architects did not want anyone to be too familiar with layout. Plus, the workers were not allowed to discuss their work. The most bizarre theory that I read about the tunnels stated that they were used to house an alien race. Is Roswell somehow tied in? Here’s some lasting words: Queen Elizabeth II and other high-ranking diplomats have purchased tracts of land near DIA. Coincidence?
Dwight took off his crown, signifying he was no longer playing King Solomon.
“Sacrifice is expected for ones that you love. Do you love me?” Dwight shouted. “Then bow down before me and offer praise!”
Everyone knelt and laid their head down to the floor, chanting ‘Most Worshipful,
Most Worshipful’ several times before Dwight commanded them to get up.
In a manic energetic state, Dwight vociferated, “Et vitam impendere vero!” All repeated, with the three new pledges joining in. Minutes later, he began to calm down. “To sacrifice life for truth – that is what we must always do! You must trust me as your Most Worshipful and sacrifice at my command! Are you prepared to do this?” All three pledges nodded.
Dwight pulled the content baby out of Arthur’s arms and threw it high into the air. As the baby began to descend, Dwight took his sword and hacked through its neck, decapitating it before it hit the floor. Only the three pledges shrieked in horror. He sinisterly smiled as he picked up the head and body, revealing it was only a doll.
“Don’t believe with your eyes, but believe with your knowledge. We are his chosen and will soon be exalted.”
The three men looked down at their hands and tried not to scream. They were covered in blood.
“Sacrifice, my brothers, sacrifice. I will teach you well. You are all Chiefs of the Tabernacle! Let us go and celebrate!” Dwight gleamed.
Dan O’Leary, James’s arms dealer and militia consultant, drove his Hummer down the long gravelly entrance. He felt their eyes watching him through the security cameras mounted within the trees. He imagined what kind of soldiers he could mold them into. The road ended in front of the log cabin. He paused with awe. Years ago he remembered selling James his ammunition while the place was still under construction. Wonderland looked more like an extravagant spa retreat than an underground bunker.
As he began to unload his vehicle, James came out to greet him.
“Wow! Quite a PSS you built!” Dan exclaimed.
“You mean primary shelter site? I’m learning the lingo. Thanks for coming.
Good to see you. You brought plenty of stuff with you. Just leave it here. My staff will put it inside. They are dying to meet you. Nine men and two women.
The girls are married to two of the guys. Both nurses. Everyone will be participating,” James said.
Dan toured Wonderland for hours, taking notes, drawing maps, and looking for weak spots in their security. He found a secluded area perfect for military drills. Once they descended underneath the log mansion, he could no longer play it cool. “James, James, James! You’ve out done yourself. This place is amazing. Guys, this was nothing but piles of dirt, trailers, and some framework the last time I’ve been here.”
After the tour, Dan was served a special dinner of grilled venison from a recent hunt. The energy and camaraderie between everyone was infectious. They were slowly melting his aloof exterior.
“Did you know that others, including FEMA, are building camps just like Wonderland all over the world? I’ve seen some of the construction in Costa Rica, South Africa, and Tahiti. Of course there’s the Denver Airport. But I’ve got to tell ya, Wonderland is like the Taj Mahal of all of them. You should be very proud. I can see your dedication and excellent craftsmanship. You’re making my job less demanding.”
During dinner they talked about the changing world, the UN, and globalization.
Check out The Last Degree Prequel as well—Be Paranoid Be Prepared!
Dina Rae is a new author here to stay. As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to her work. Her two novels, Halo of the Damned and The Last Degree, weave research and suspense throughout the plots. Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character. Dina also freelances for various entertainment blogs.
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago. She is a Christian, an avid tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. When she is not writing, she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Brad Thor, George R.R. Martin, and Preston & Childs.
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