Know Thy Self

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It is the year 2020. Four years have passed since Rex Talion formed his Quid Pro Quo. He and his group have slowly moved the the still unsuspected world into chaos. Another war is imminent and the
long foretold prophesy of the arrival of the Discarded One is on the horizon.

Regina Tate is the only one aware of Talion's insidious plans and the impending Degan invasion. For this reason, she and her son, Dante have been marked for death by a most unlikely source.
Quentin, the man from the stars sent to Earth on a mission to save the planet has ignored his responsibilities. The powerful Vestigare has disobeyed the Synod and maintained his relationship with
Regina and this action may spell doom for all of existence.

The penultimate book in the Opportvnvs Adest series will uncover revelations about these characters and others that will lead Earth on a collusion course towards destruction.......

Table of Contents


Submitted: July 14, 2017

2,000 years ago an action by the Synod will forever change the universe. Read Chapter


Submitted: July 14, 2017

It is 2020 and the man called Quentin has been on Earth for two years and his dark visions continue to haunt him.

The first meeting with Regina Tate in 2018 is not quite how he remembers it. Or is it?
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Frightening Conclusions

Submitted: July 15, 2017

Regina Tate comes to a shocking realization about the two men who have dominated her thoughts. for the last four years. Read Chapter

Dangerous Liasions

Submitted: July 18, 2017

With the world inexorably moving towards doomsday, Rex Talion reflects on his very first meeting with the inhuman and deadly Quid Pro Quo in 2016. Read Chapter

Chaos in Athens

Submitted: July 23, 2017

Meet Alastrina Kostopoulos.

In the next several chapters why she and her erstwhile companions are now chess pieces in Rex Talion's quest for world destruction. Read Chapter

Hard Target

Submitted: July 24, 2017

Who is Jack Prendergast?

Why is his capture essential to the insidious forces who threaten the planet? Read Chapter

Drinks Served Cold

Submitted: July 24, 2017

Manny Rodriguez has put in hard day's work. All he wants to do is have a few cold ones at his favorite watering hole. Unfortunately, the Quid Pro Quo has other ideas. Read Chapter

Two Women and a Man

Submitted: July 27, 2017

Carla Castle is the best friend of Regina Tate. In this chapter, she meets Quentin for the first time and the results are less than pleasant for all three. Read Chapter

The Cry of the Wolf

Submitted: July 28, 2017

All Thomas Redpath wants to do is visit his daughter and her thriving business. This is extraordinary man learns he cannot escape his extraordinary past: especially when Rex Talion is involved. Read Chapter

Bird of a Different Feather

Submitted: July 28, 2017

Charles Tolbert learns there is nothing like a long lost love. Read Chapter

Digging Ones Own Grave

Submitted: July 30, 2017

Daniel Jordan is one the world's foremost archaeologists. His latest discovery could change the world. All he has to do is survive long enough to bring his findings to light. Read Chapter

Dead End Job

Submitted: July 30, 2017

What kind of woman would go out on a date with the most evil, vile man ever born? Read Chapter

A Walk in the Park

Submitted: July 30, 2017

There are strange things going on with Dante Tate and he seeks advice from an inhuman source. Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: July 31, 2017

Alejandro Zapata jr. is eighteen years old and still frightened of the dark. His fear is about to increase one hundredfold. Read Chapter

Mayhem in the Middle East

Submitted: July 31, 2017

Professor Saladin bin Mohammed Yassin is the smartest man in the world but his brilliance may cost him his life Read Chapter

Happy at Work

Submitted: July 31, 2017

Nothing on Earth could get Lars Magnusson to leave his job or even answer his phone. Read Chapter

Three Lunches Served Cold

Submitted: August 01, 2017

The world may be in trouble, but that does not stop Regina Tate and her two best friends from having a little get together. Read Chapter

Questionable Tactics

Submitted: August 01, 2017

Rex Talion has captured the individuals he believes will pose the largest threat to his plans of world destruction. Not all of his allies agree with how he treats the prisoners. Read Chapter

Nocturnal Visit

Submitted: August 02, 2017

Quentin and Regina have doubts about their relationship for different reasons. Read Chapter

What are Friends For?

Submitted: August 02, 2017

Aron pays Quentin a visit and he has a message for the confused Vestigare. Read Chapter

Old Acquaintances Not Forgotten

Submitted: August 14, 2017

The individuals captured by Rex Talion see their past come back to haunt them. Read Chapter

The Torturer of Man

Submitted: August 14, 2017

Tormanda walked briskly up and down the halls. He had allowed his captors to anger him. He had poured alcohol over the cuts he made on th... Read Chapter

A Loss of Control

Submitted: August 14, 2017

Tormanda has been tasked by Rex Talion to interrogate the prisoners and learn their secrets. He finds that to be a difficult task. Read Chapter

Evil Doings and Updates

Submitted: August 14, 2017

Get a in-depth look at how Rex Talion and his Quid Pro Quo is destroying the world.

****Side note: This is somewhat of a long chapter. Read Chapter

Your Services are No Longer Required

Submitted: August 16, 2017

One of Rex Talion's allies has a change of heart. Read Chapter


Submitted: August 21, 2017

Regina Tate learns a secret about her family never before revealed. Read Chapter

Loose Ends

Submitted: August 22, 2017

Rex Talion has concluded his business with the Quid Pro Quo. Now, he reviews the next phase of world destruction to ensure success. Read Chapter

Deadly Reunion

Submitted: August 22, 2017

Quentin pays a visit to Regina and Dante Tate with murder on his mind. Read Chapter

Painful Aftermath

Submitted: August 22, 2017

The Tates survived Quentin's assassination attempt but the emotional wounds will linger longer than the physical one Read Chapter

Musings of a Madman

Submitted: August 23, 2017

The most evil man who ever lived takes a moment to reflect on his past,his latest accomplishment, and his future. Read Chapter

The Root of Evil is Desire

Submitted: August 23, 2017

A mysterious and powerful stranger introduces herself to Rex Talion. Read Chapter

The Fifth Essence

Submitted: August 28, 2017

Part one of the origin of the man called Quentin. Read Chapter

The Fifth Essence (Part 2)

Submitted: August 28, 2017

The origin of Quentin (Part 2) Read Chapter

The Fifth Essence (Part 3)

Submitted: August 28, 2017

The origin of Quentin continues. Read Chapter

The Prodigal Son

Submitted: August 29, 2017

The origin of Quentin continues as Scribe shows the erstwhile Vestigare his deadly past. Read Chapter

Unjustifiable Means

Submitted: August 29, 2017

Quentin learns why the Synod sent him to Earth. Read Chapter

Revelations and a Career Decision

Submitted: August 30, 2017

Eleanor Tate has carried the secret of Rex Talion being her son for years. She is about to learn her husband, John has a few secrets of his own. Read Chapter

A Surprise Visit

Submitted: August 31, 2017

Regina Tate and Meloni Billups have been friends for nearly twenty years. That friendship is tested when Regina tells Meloni about her visions she has been experiencing. Read Chapter

World War III

Submitted: September 02, 2017

Carla Castle watches a TV broadcast about the world going to war and remembers her past trauma. Read Chapter

Error in Judgment

Submitted: September 02, 2017

War throughout the world has begun. Regina Tate has just learned her close friend of twenty years, Meloni Billiups is a Degan is is after Dante. Regina turns to Carla Castle to protect her son. Did she do do the right thing? Read Chapter


Submitted: September 03, 2017

Rex Talion realizes he has limitations. Read Chapter

The Day of Reckoning

Submitted: September 03, 2017

The Degans have waited centuries for the long prophesied Day of Reckoning. Their wait is now over. Read Chapter

A Phone Call and a Fatal Mistake

Submitted: September 12, 2017

Be careful what you say over the phone...
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No Where to Run

Submitted: September 18, 2017

Carla Castle is willing to give her life to protect Dante Tate. Will that be enough to hold of Rex Talion's kill squad?
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The Impossible Choice

Submitted: November 08, 2017

Carla Castle is alone facing killers and kidnappers as she tries to protect Dante Tate. The odds begin to over them when she is faced with a tragic decision.
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No Way Out

Submitted: February 03, 2018

Carla Castle continues to defy odds as she fights to protect Dante from kidnappers employed by Rex Talion.
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Love and Sacrifice

Submitted: February 04, 2018

Carla Castle and Dante Tate remained trapped by deadly gunmen while the world descends into darkness.
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Road to Oblivion

Submitted: February 11, 2018

Regina and Dante Tate have escaped thanks to the ultimate sacrifice by Carla Castle. Their survival is still in question because the world has been thrown into darkness and the Degan invasion has
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Inside Man

Submitted: February 11, 2018

The world has turned into a power keg and Rex Talion has lit the fuse. His plans extend beyond Earth and a well placed traitor has the most sought after piece of information the universe: The Third
Read Chapter

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