Evocatus: A Novel

by Burke Speed

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense

ISBN: 9781620207307

302 pages

Price: $15.99

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Jamie is a young veteran with a painful history, most of which he’d rather forget. He tried to escape in a familiar place, but with a new job. A new life, really. In his mind, it was simple. He was done battling for others. The end.

It was a great plan . . . right up to the whole “fight for your life in a mini-mart” thing. Without warning, Jamie is attacked by a sword-wielding man and warned to stay away. From what, he’s not sure.

Unexpectedly, he is invited to join a covert band of brothers that fights to keep these evil beings, called Malum, at bay. To accept their invitation is to add death matches against evil to his resume. To decline is to live . . . at least for a while.

Kate is a beautiful barista and an important member of this undercover organization. She just might have the key to victory over the Malum but is kidnapped before she can tell what she knows. Everything hinges on a timely rescue of Kate as Jamie’s past and present collide.

Now an Evocatus, a veteran called again to duty, Jamie must decide how far he’s willing to go to fight—and love—again.



Burke Speed graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1992 and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. He served as an F-16 instructor pilot, flight examiner, and squadron commander during his 26-year career. He is now a retired Colonel and command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 101 combat flights, and he has Masters Degrees in aeronautics and military operational arts. Burke and his wife, Carroll, have been married for over twenty years and have three children.