BOSTON, Mass. /Publishers Newswire/ — Writers Glen Publications has announced the release of “The Gospel of Ashes” (ISBN: 978-0982589229), a fiction thriller, by author Lloyd R. Prentice. Plot: While searching for Phan’s missing daughter, Boston residents Mei Li Phan and Landry Carmichael stumble into a massive conspiracy. Their search threatens powerful forces seeking radical change. So now – they must die. The conspiracy: nuke a major American city.

Author Lloyd R. Prentice says, “I’m a close follower of current events. The politics of war crimes, cult religion, and domestic terrorism fascinate and, frankly, terrify me. ‘The Gospel of Ashes’ asks ‘what if?'”

In the story, Phan and Carmichael are framed as terrorists, hunted by authorities, with killers hard on their heels. Where can they go? Who can they trust? But past is prologue. Mei Li Phan is not what she seems; Carmichael no stranger to violence. They must each relive painful history to muster the strength, courage, and cunning to survive – and more, to save the lives of millions.

According to the Council of Foreign Relations “…roughly two-thirds of terrorism in the United States was conducted by non-Islamic American extremists from 1980-2001; and from 2002-2005, it went up to 95 percent.”

Says military theorist John Robb, “Strategic attacks are possible with a network of less than 70 people.”

Scheduled for June 2012 release by Writers Glen Publications, “The Gospel of Ashes” (ISBN: 978-0-9825892-2-9), is distributed through Ingram Book Company and can be purchased through Amazon and other major online booksellers, from independent bookstores by request, or direct from the publisher at: Review copies available to qualified reviewers and booksellers.

About the Author:
Previous fiction by Lloyd R. Prentice includes “Freein’ Pancho,” a novel, and “Aya Takeo,” a graphic novel for web and print, illustrated by internationally recognized manga artist Sonia Leong.

Author Prentice has a graduate degree in public affairs communication from Stanford University; studied creative writing at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University).

Prentice lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts, with his wife, medical writer Laurie Beckelman.

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