They are the Agents of Shadow, a secret organization dedicated to accumulating vast wealth and power through their knowledge and use of the dark arts, and they have infiltrated every fabric of society, equipped with the means to influence and control the masses. Interested in self-gain, they prey on the weak for their own amusement. At the coming of a Dark Year, these agents of evil are given the opportunity to amass enough power to bend humanity to their will and rule over all.
Megan Panco, a young assistant manager, has started anew in Lancaster, PA after the untimely death of her mother. Strong in her faith and madly in love with the perfect man, she remains content with her simple life. Little does she know that within her lies the key to the Agents’ plans. Though innocent and unsuspecting, Megan must find a way to prevent the completion of the Dark Year by eluding their sinister clutches. If she fails, there will be no stopping them from bringing eternal darkness to the world.
Richard Crofton currently resides in Florida with his family. He has been teaching English Language Arts and Reading for over ten years, but also works as an instructor in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate. Creative writing and martial arts are his two passions, and he is grateful to have the opportunity to pursue both avenues. During his free time, aside from spending time with his wife and children, Richard enjoys camping, backpacking, bowling, baseball, strategy games, and Philadelphia cheesesteaks. Agents of Shadow, the first novel in The Keepers of White series, is the winner of the 2017 Virtual Fantasy Con Award for Best Fantasy Horror (1st Place), and of the 2017 SIBA Award for Best Mystery (2nd Place).