Books by Jane Jensen

IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Surprisingly engrossing, with a pace that effectively builds suspense concerning both the mystery and the heroine's personal problems. Jensen once again spins a seemingly fanciful topic into a solid reading pleasure."
A detective investigating a series of deaths in the local Amish community finds that her personal ties to the community both help and hinder her work. Read full book review >
KINGDOM COME by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Though a quick description of the premise might make this series kickoff from Jensen sound absurd, her writing style is consistently engrossing and enticing. Trust earned in this book should be repaid by the installments that follow."
A New York cop returns home to Amish country and a community that's politely determined to undermine her efforts to solve the murder of a young woman from outside their insular world. Read full book review >
DANTE’S EQUATION by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Intriguing and often surprising, but what with a plot that doesn't add up and (with one exception) a nasty bunch of characters: mostly a tough slog."
Contemporary SF thriller blending physics, mysticism, and redemption, from the author of Millennium Rising (1999). Read full book review >
MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. In 2005, against a backdrop of worldwide drought and starvation, a group of people, later called seeds or witnesses, is drawn to a small Mexican village. Each experience miracles: a Catholic nun sees the Virgin Mary, a New Ager talks with aliens, a Native American communes with his Spirits, and so forth. Vatican representative Father Michele Deauchez watches in terror as stigmata appear in his palms, and only by a vast effort of will retains his skeptical viewpoint. New York Times reporter Simon Hill thinks that there were probably 24 witnesses, though he finds evidence for only 22, and most of these are convinced that the Apocalypse is coming. Sure enough, mysterious spores rain down on large parts of the world, causing sores in people and killing crops. A deadly new virus appears, nearly a hundred percent lethal and spreading rapidly. The Pope tells Deauchez to continue his investigations into the miracles. But then the Pope is assassinated, and Deauchez ordered back to Rome. By now suspicious of his Vatican superiors, he refuses to go and instead joins forces with Hill. All the witnesses, it emerges, were given inoculations or hospital treatment in the months before their spiritual summons to Mexico. Forced to flee for their lives, Deauchez and Hill learn that the secretary-of-state, high-powered industrialist Anthony Cole, heads a clandestine group, Red Scepter, that apparently is orchestrating the apocalyptic events. Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut. Read full book review >