A bomb goes off at the Conklin Art Gallery, killing eight people associated with a unique Michelangelo exhibit being shown there. The only person who may have seen the bomber is Hummingbird Collins, an aspiring artist who works down the street from the gallery. But she soon starts receiving ominous cassette recordings of a rambling madman who reveals his plan to rid the world of “unpretty” things.
This madman — known only as Number 26 — leads a cult known as the Michelangelus Movement, which has kidnapped and tortured people for use in their bizarre artistic experiments over the past dozen years. 

When Hummingbird breaks her frightened silence, she enlists the help of Detective Buck Barnes, her brother, and an old family friend, Ready Robinson, a former pro-football player who entered the priesthood after ending his NFL career. But when Hummingbird is abducted by the cult, her friends must discover where she’s been taken before she becomes another addition to the leader’s horrific replication of Michelangelo’s masterpiece —
Last Judgment.

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About The Author

Sharon Carter Rogers is the pseudonym for a former English teacher who now writes full-time. Her novel Drift won the 2010 International Book Award for Religious Fiction. Sharon's work has also been endorsed by comic book luminaries Gail Simone (Wonder Woman) and Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern), actor Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager) and authors Eric Wilson, Linda Hall, Matt Bronleewe and Nancy Moser.

Books by Sharon Carter Rogers


A lost thing never finds itself. And found things, sometimes, were never lost at all.


The city of Lehigh, West Virginia, faces the insidious threat of a sadistic cult bent on eliminating all "unpretty" things in the world.