Randy Englands novel, "The Last Fisherman," is a story of the final war between darkness and light. Brendan Shea is a young parish priest about to be thrust into the stream of history not long before its end. Old Pope Clement XV struggles to govern a splintering Catholic Church. He selects eight trusted cardinals and assigns them the task of electing the next pope and successor to Simon Peter, the fisherman from Galilee. Brendan Shea is their choice.Falsely accused of murder, Brendan is rejected by the majority of Catholic Cardinals. They elect an antipope, the so-called John XXIV, who allies with the newly appointed president of Europe: the charismatic, wonder-working Mason Wolfe. Only a miracle can free Brendan Shea and send him to Israel, where he leads his underground Church in exile.In Jerusalem the fugitive Pope makes ready for the persecution which the ruthless Wolfe is preparing. When Wolfe springs his trap on the struggling Church, Brendans prayers are answered when help steps off the pages of the Old Testament onto the streets of modern day Jerusalem. Beginning in Jerusalem, they must re-evangelize the whole world before the final, thundering showdown between Brendan Shea and the enemy.