Judas Iscariot has gone down in history as the biggest betrayer of all time. He was the one who sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Not cool to do to your mentor and friend.
I began to wonder what life in hell would look like for Judas and the idea for The Nine (which refers to the 9th level of Hell) was born. Although Judas is not the main character in the series, he plays a central role as the head of the Judas Agency; a an organization nicknamed The Disaster Factory, that is tasked with wreaking havoc "Topside."
What most in The Nine don't realize is that Judas also has a secret group of double agents (30 to be exact) who have the job of trying to stop some of those bad things from happening and they can't tell anyone what they are doing.
And this is where we meet, Gabe, the main character in The Judas Files series. Gabe has been summoned to Judas' office and he has no idea why. He is more than a bit nervous--terrified is a better description. In this hysterical chapter from The Nine audiobook (brilliantly performed by MacLeod Andrews), Gabe meets Judas for the first time.
A passage about Judas from the the Bible.
3: When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4: "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility."5: So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. (Matthew 27: 3-5)