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Wesley Snipes Penning Debut Novel “Talon of God”

Wesley Snipes has been absent from the our big and small screens since the 2015 network series, The Player. But that doesn’t mean the action-packed actor hasn’t been tapping into his creativity.

In fact, for the past two years, Snipes, known culturally for his roles in New Jack City and the Blade trilogies, has been working on his debut novel, Talon of God.

The fictional novel is a supernatural thriller that centers on Lauren Jefferson, a young doctor who becomes emboriled in an apocalyptic battle between heaven and hell, and spirit warrior Talon Hunter.

In a conversation with Deadline, Snipes hashed out the details:

“There are spiritual warriors that inhabit this planet who are here to help balance out the evil forces, and they are always looking for the next apprentice. And when they find the next apprentice to train — the next heir apparent — then they can move on to the higher realms.

The lead character Lauren is a very spiritual person. A spiritual woman, and her father is a minister who is put to the challenge. Lauren has been chosen to be a Holy Warrior here on Earth. She’s a doctor; her father is a Baptist minister.”

Snipes is penning the novel alongside Ray Norman with hopes that it will gain a screen adaptation. Talon of God is slated for a July release under the HarperCollins’ imprint, Harper Voyager.