Cruel Logic:
The Philosopher Killer

A Postmodern Killer for a Postmodern World

Charles Cullen, a brilliant university professor and ruthless killer, makes a daring escape from a hospital for the criminally insane in California.

Dr. Joseph Kallinger, the psychologist who diagnosed Cullen, is called in to help find him again. The problem is that he has to work with Detective Van Til, a burnt-out cop who thinks Kallinger’s testimony is to blame for the situation they’re in.

Meanwhile, on the college campus, Evangelical Christian Danny Ranes arrives for his freshman year and falls for beautiful Shavonda Jackson, who introduces him to social justice, identity politics, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Danny begins a journey of deconstructing his faith and is drawn into a network of radical activism that escalates into violence and forces Danny to make a choice that may change his life forever.

Ideas Have Consequences

And then the video recordings start to show up. Charles Cullen is capturing distinguished college professors and debating with them on video. The proposition: his moral right to kill them.

There is more to this psychopathy than meets the eye. For Cullen is pulling Van Til and Kallinger into his own spider web of rational madness.

Can they catch the killer and stop the slaughter of more faculty victims or will their own inner demons break them first?

The Theological Thriller Novel Series

Cruel Logic is the first in the Theological Thriller Novel series of standalone novels about human nature, the problem of evil, and the existence of God. Sign up at Brian Godawa’s website to get updates for his other upcoming novels.