DELUGE is a continuation of the two part Biblical series following DEATH RODE A WHITE HORSE. Noah, the descendent of Adam and Eve, has built the Ark. A user of alcoholic drinks, the sinful citizens of Ur fail to take his message seriously. The trickster, Lucifer, wants to make Creator angry enough to make him destroy his own people. Ham, third son of Noah, saves Jezebel from the flood. When the two have a son, Canaan, Noah puts a curse on the lad.
Also saved from drowning are the descendents of ben-Able who are high in the Kargos Mountains with their animals. The current ben-Able risks the wrath of his people by forcing them to go higher up the mountain than the people and animals can safely go. Eventually ben-Able and his people join up with Ham�s family and head for Canaan to plant Creator�s people near the holy city of Jerusalem.
DELUGE brings the Biblical characters into sometime hilarious situations when Lucifer and Creator and their followers pit their wits against each other. Lucifer not only destroys Creator�s people, but the flood reaches to Canaan and destroys Lucifer�s people. Lucifer is forced to save Ham in order to have people descending from Jezebel.
While Lucifer takes the bodies of fish, fowl, and animals to save Ham and Jezebel, Creator and Gabriel soar above the flood in their chariot. This version of the Bible has a science fiction affect mixed with comedy, tragedy, and some very serious moments.
Luther Butler was born of southern parents in Alamosa, Colorado in 1929. He holds degrees from Eastern New Mexico University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tarleton State University. He served in the US Navy and has ranched, worked in a mental hospital, in inner city slums, and was with the Texas Department of Agriculture for 23 years. He is married to Jo Butler and has one son. Other novels by the author can be found at Luther Butler�s Bookstore http://www.erath.net/butler/aboutlb.htm