Dale Amidei lives and writes on the wind- and snow-swept Northern Plains of South Dakota. Novels about people and the perspectives that guide their decisions are the result. It features faith-based themes set in the real world, which is occasionally profane or violent. His characters are realistically portrayed as caught between heaven and earth, not always what they should be, nor what they used to be. In this way they are like all of us. As Dale says:
"A novel begins with having something to say. Everything that comes next, developing the characters, the plot, the first draft, the editing, the polishing, all follow this. First have something to say, and then start writing."
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Absinthe and Chocolate
The only hope toward preserving the life of a private intelligence director is the lone female operative assigned to safeguard his many secrets.
In the prequel to "The Anvil of the Craftsman," a covert team in 1994 Iraq attempts to locate an American pilot missing in action since the first Persian Gulf War.
Killing Doctor Jon
Jon Anthony’s unwilling celebrity and outspoken personal beliefs continue to outrage his enemies at home and abroad. Pursuant to a fatwa against Anthony, Islamists leverage the fortune of an Oil Minister in a bid to avenge what they perceive to be an outrage against the true faith.
The Britteridge Heresy
Two years after the events in "The Anvil of the Craftsman," team members from an initiative to Al Anbar Province find themselves targeted by a vengeful terrorist.
The Anvil of the Craftsman
A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the US State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq.
Smashwords book reviews by Dale Amidei
- Malavita (Blood and Honor, Prequel)
on March 06, 2014
This tale of vengeance tinged with romantic suspense surprised me with its intensity. Dana Delamar presents a story of a man driven by grief to embrace a life he tried to avoid, and a young woman who must overcome her fears if she is to achieve a peace that seems destined to elude their warring families. A novel of love and the burdens of honor set in a reality of ruthless violence, Malavita masterfully depicts characters challenged with tracing a path obscured by passions, pain and rage, and at its end leaves one wondering what lies ahead.
The author used words to paint her story as brush strokes from an artist. Brava, signora.
- Ripple: Young Adult Version
on March 14, 2014
In "Ripple," E.L Farris weaves a tale of tragedy and lingering, palpable danger as she explores depths of experience that perhaps need to be felt in order to be truly understood. For the rest of us, this writing is as close as we can get.
This is easily one of the most intense novels that I have read, and written with passion and power that make the time spent entirely worthwhile. I recommend it for readers who are not afraid of encountering fiction with a goal that surpasses entertainment and moves into the realm of edification.