The Similarities are Uncanny!
Even though Allan's Boston-based novel was written before the marathon terrorist attacks, the similarities with the tragic real-life events of that day are hard to ignore.
Allan states, "As soon as the bombing took place, my phone started ringing and I began receiving tons of text messages from friends, family members and fans."
A Prayer For The Devil has been described as a fast-paced political thriller. It follows the life of a priest whose brother is killed in a terrorist attack in Boston, but the similarities don't stop there. The book deals with the dark side of radical Islam, with a fictional terrorist who attended American schools and even the worshiped at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
Some call it 'sizzling' and others hail it an 'important cultural marker'. In short, Dale Allan's debut novel has done a whole lot more than simply test the literary waters. Its cultural significance adds weight to what could be the most powerful new release this year.
Allan's novel is proving a magnet for 2013's best book awards, even winning multiple genres in the same competition. Depicting the compelling and thought-provoking intersection between faith and justice, 'A Prayer for the Devil' is allowing the author to stake his claim as a literary force to be reckoned with.
But let the awards do the talking. To date, 'A Prayer for the Devil' has been a winner in three categories of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, awarded Silver for Best Thriller and Suspense in the Book Of The Year Awards by Foreword Reviews, achieved finalist positions in two categories of the International Book Awards and even a 'Top 10' fiction place at the Paris Book Festival. Due to an overwhelming call from readers to make this a movie, and preliminary queries from Hollywood movie producers, Dale Allan has just completed the screenplay for this exciting tale.
Twin brothers Luke and Aaron Miller could not lead more different lives. Aaron is a rising political star who manages the campaign of a man many believe will be the nation's next president. Luke, on the other hand entered the priesthood. When Aaron and the candidate he supports are killed in a bombing at a presidential stump speech, the Miller family's core is destroyed. Fear of a terrorist threat grips the nation, but the FBI and the press seem more focused on the death of a presidential candidate than on the other innocent victims like Aaron. Suddenly, Luke begins to feel the lure of a vengeance that is stronger than the bond of faith.
As the author explains, his narrative is unintentionally but powerfully timely, "This book reflects the current climate we live in via a suspenseful plot line with many unexpected twists and turns. It shows the sharp contrasts between moderate Muslims and the far reaching aspects of Sharia Law," says Allan. Continuing, "The subject matter is resonating very strongly with readers. We can't ignore the current debate between faith and justice, so hopefully my narrative will give readers something to think about well after they finish the book."
'A Prayer for the Devil' is available now: http://amzn.to/157RvUq. For more information, visit the author's official website: http://daleallan.com/
Contact: Dale Allan - Dale@DaleAllan.com