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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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‘Gran Fury’ now on Juked

My short story Gran Fury now appears in the highly-rated online literary magazine Juked. The posting had been delayed due to COVID-related issues.

The story behind Gran Fury is interesting. The title, as some may have guessed, is taken from the Plymouth model manufactured in the 70s and 80s. To me the name was always evocative, and I took to noticing how beat the surviving cars seemed to be—a k

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