Shadow of Guilt
A Critically-Acclaimed Suspense Novel
A Neglectful Husband, a Dissatisfied Wife, and a Vengeful Arsonist Out to Kill Both of Them.
Prominent PR man Chip Keller is on top of the world, but it’s about to come crashing in on him. On a night he should’ve been home, he puts business first, which leaves his family at the mercy of an arsonist. Stricken with guilt by the outcome, Chip drops out of life, then slowly begins a monumental struggle to reclaim it, trying to rescue a woman who also is drowning in guilt, and reconnect with his family.
“… a powerful reading experience…enhanced by realistic dialogue (with) a panoply of interesting characters.” National Book Critics Circle founding member Alan Caruba
“Move over John Grisham. Samuel Jay is a masterful storyteller who has created compelling characters that leap off the page… (in) a suspenseful page-turner.” Writer’s Digest reviewer
“…an intriguing premise, tight plotting, and well-defined characters – who the reader cares about.” USA Today bestselling author David Hagberg (Joshua’s Hammer, High Flight)
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And now the Sequel,
Shadow of Love
“An Unforgettable Story”
(Writer’s Digest Reviewer)
Can Chip Keller and Helen Shane — the married woman he loves — beat a powerful developer and his corrupt political allies? Will the two of them thereby prevent the pollution of the adjoining Delaware River while saving an ancient forest? Will Helen leave her husband or will Chip marry someone else he’s met? And will he overcome the bitterness of son Ronnie (employed by the developer) who blames Chip for the death of his mother?
Like Shadow of Guilt, the sequel has twists and turns, and as a founding member of the National Book Critics Circle writes: “… once you begin to read this novel, you will not put it down until the last page. “
Lieutenant Jack Morro has just days to go before being sent home from the war in Vietnam. But after inadvertently learning of evidence of a conspiracy involving his captain, he is hit by the captain’s ‘friendly fire’ in the midst of battle. He is left for dead but is only wounded, captured by the Viet Cong, and imprisoned.
When jack is reported killed in action, his fiancé, Diane – a rising New York journalist – plunges into alcoholism. A media giant named Vidal helps her recover, and Diane falls in love with him. But Vidal has secretes – including a connection to Jack’s supposed ‘death.’
However, Jack is alive, and after a year of imprisonment, he manages to escape. But he comes home to find Diane married to Vidal and his life still in peril from the information he learned in Vietnam.
Vidal, Jack, and Diane find themselves wrapped in a web of romance, deceit, and danger – and none of them will escape unscathed.
More twists and turns as the story winds down to a climax.