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Allen Shadow

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Brussels, Paris, Boston. ISIS, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. As Europe turns into a war zone and jitters spike in the U.S., my literary thriller, Hell City appears evermore prescient. Jack, the counterterrorism protagonist of HC fights resistance in the U.S. as he warns of more 9/11-style attacks from a metastasizing jihadi movement.

In the novel, counter-terrorism task-force commander Jack Oldham tracks a new generation of American-born jihadis through a post-bin-Laden world. New York is ground zero once again as he and his crack but colorful crew pursue a maddening world of clues that takes them through the grittiest precincts of the city, the back roads of America, the lawless regions of Pakistan, the faceless chat rooms of the Inte
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Following is my most-recently published poem. It appeared in the literary magazine Waymark.


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The Devon


The cup dropped from

the machine and teetered

till the syrup and

the seltzer mixed

and the cowboys

came around the bend

again and again

rifles erect

Indians on the run


My chin on my knees

skinny arms lashed

eyes ever wide

two Saturday matinee features

broken only by...

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