A few words about Geoffrey Younger, the bad guy
Geoffrey Younger, the only son of Clive and Katherine (nee Michelson) Younger. The man rose from relatively humble beginnings - his father was a career non-commissioned officer in the U.S. and his mother was a Kindergarten teacher - to create the Younger Group, an association of businessmen men from the United States, Canada, and England. He created the group as a smoke screen to hide his actual intentions; the man was in search of religious artifacts and magical items.
Younger has been married four times, twice divorced and widowed once (his wife was killed along with 40 others in an airplane when their plane was struck twice by lightning), owns several businesses, including restaurants and small clothing stores in New York City, two warehouses in Kansas, and a Florida automotive retail “mall”.
His search for magic and religious items began when, in college, he watched as his atheistic girlfriend died slowly from cancer. He was certain that, if he had certain items, he could save her, that if she only prayed to the Christian God, she would have lived.