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Introducing Ibrahim Johannes Naifeh: Countdown to "After"

Welcome to this week's character introduction from my soon-to-be released book, After.Last week, we met Mrs. Marlena Jacoby, one of the primary characters. This week, we meet another: Mr. Ibrahim Johannes Naifeh, who is a mysterious personage.

Ibrahim Johannes Naifeh appears mysteriously. He has no history but he certainly has a future. A miracle-worker and smooth orator, Naifeh performs miracles unlike anything ever seen in modern times. He heals the sick, makes the blind see, and causes factions to cease centuries-long squabbles that major global super leaders have been unable to fix.

We know little of the man, but his actions create a sect or a cult if you will. The group of people called Naifites are those who pledge allegiance to (and worship) this man Naifeh. As the world continues to change, Naifites become more radical.

But what of the man himself? Does he get lost in the frenzy? For a time, and then he turns up the heat.

I'll leave it there for now. I hope you'll pop back in next week for another introduction. In the meantime, please spread the word and I hope you will pick up a copy (or two!) when After is released.If you'd like to be notified of pre-sales, contests to win a copy, and other news related to After, please complete the short form below.[contact-form subject='AFTER mailing list'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='I want to know more about pre-sales%26#x002c; contests%26#x002c; and updates on %26quot;After.%26quot; Please add me to the mailing list! I understand my contact information will not be used for spam or other purposes or promotions from this blog.' type='radio' required='1' options='Sign me up!'/][/contact-form]

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