Apex Publications is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a thrilling apocalyptic novel by Jerry Gordon.

Breaking the World takes place during the fifty-one day standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidian Church. It focuses on three outcast teenagers, nonbelievers dragged to a Christian commune in Texas by their born-again parents. When a botched government raid on the church turns deadly, the teens must take charge of their own destiny in order to survive a clash between infamous cult leader David Koresh, an erratic FBI, and a growing pandemic that seems to confirm the worst of the church's prophecies. 

The novel takes readers deep inside the historic conflict, offering a perspective on the government raid that questions the news media's reporting of the event, the wisdom of militarizing domestic law enforcement, and the blurry line between religion and cult.

Jerry Gordon is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated co-editor of Dark Faith, Invocations, and Streets of Shadows. His short fiction has appeared in numerous venues, including Apex Magazine. Breaking the World is his debut novel.

Breaking the World is slated to be released in April, 2018.