A NOVEL BY W.T. BEVILACQUA
Hide and Go Seek, the second novel in the trilogy and sequel to Simon Says, spans the years of 1972 to 1992. The prophecy foretold by Simon Rothstein during his imprisonment in Auschwitz has come to fruition, at the least partially in June of 1972, nearly 30 years later, when the child, Anthony Spadorcio, was born into the world.
But this child’s world is nothing like that of a normal adolescent. Though born into a family of wealth and power that is guided by love and tradition and fueled by vengeance and the ability to extract it, they often find themselves helpless in protecting the child against hidden enemies that only a select few can fathom and fewer still can see or find. These enemies hide in plain sight. They are both human and otherwise. The otherwise are demonic forces that relentlessly attack the child, whose greatest allies against them are the Spadorcio’s matriarch, Lucia, a talented dog gifted to him, and the ever mercurial Simon.
The human forms, also dangerous and elusive, are sought after by one man, the former SD officer and now Jesuit priest, Wilhelm Bauer, whom Simon had once instructed to protect the young child, Anthony. The former ruthless Nazi continues on his path to seek out those that wish to harm young Anthony by reestablishing old relationship and forging new ones all the while battling his own demons.
Spanning 2 decades and traveling the continents to the locales of Vatican City to Buenos Aeries, the San Francisco Bay Area to Mexico’s coastal villages, the everlasting battle of good versus evil continues toward a final culmination as Anthony Spadorcio matures under the watchful eye of the Spadorcio family. Inside these chapters, the reader will journey into a world of demonic possession, human frailty and strength, spiritual guidance, and the will of the good to right the wrong, as all the characters, whether real or imagined, Hide and Go Seek.