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Amid the Shadows [Kindle Edition]

Michael C. Grumley
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Book Description

THE MOST DEVASTATING SECRET...
THE WORLD WILL EVER KNOW...
IS ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED.

After a sudden tragedy, six-year-old Sarah Baxter ends up in the care of an unlikely hero: a new and inexperienced social worker with problems of her own. Yet when Christine Rose discovers something very special about Sarah, she also uncovers a frightening reality.

A small and powerful group is about to unveil a devastating secret kept hidden for nearly two centuries. Rooted deep inside an unwitting government, their plan is already in motion and will be nothing short of a cataclysm.

But there is one person who may be able to change the outcome. From New York City, to the Vatican, to the hidden Nazi bunkers of Argentina, Christine must now dig deep within herself and find the strength to keep Sarah alive. Because Christine is about to find out that she's not the only one on Sarah's side.


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"What a thrill ride!" - Susan Grey
 
"I admit I was a bit leery of this one at first after reading a few reviews talking about the "religious" plot, but having read it can say with confidence that this is a story line that will appeal to those who are uninterested in religious themes as well. The religious, or rather faith-based, theme informs the story in a Dan Brown type style, it's not heavy-handed and doesn't preach or convey any kind of missionary agenda.  Now the only question which remains is when is Grumley's next book coming out?"  - Robin Epstein
 
"Awesome storyline!! - Loved this book from start to finish. The story is compelling and keeps you on your toes! Had the perfect mix of action, suspense and a wonderful message!" - Monica Schultz

"A delightful read, couldn't put it down - I recommend this book thoroughly, the premise is outstanding. The pace is perfect and the twists and turns come at breakneck speeds. You will not be disappointed!" - R. Kottke 

"Love Dan Brown novels?  You will love this book!"  - Shari Roberts

"If you liked DaVinci Code, you're going to love Amid the Shadows." - Joanna Daneman - AMAZON TOP 10 & HALL OF FAME REVIEWER

From the Author

Books by Michael C. Grumley:
  
BREAKTHROUGH
LEAP (sequel to Breakthrough)

AMID THE SHADOWS
 
THROUGH THE FOG

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  • Print Length: 312 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FFXHMEE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,291 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
By gnash
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Move over Bob Mayer and Dan Brown, there's a new kid in town. Michael Grumley's book "Breakthrough" was a home run but he completely knocks it out of the park with "Amid the Shadows!"

Sarah Baxter's mother is violently murdered but the forces of evil are really after Sarah. She has a supernatural gift that a very powerful person wants to extinguish. She ends up in the care of social worker Christine Rose who has her own set of issues. Sarah and Christine find themselves in a terrifying conspiracy that has the fate of the world in the balance. It is imperative that Sarah live but Christine can barely take care of herself. Sarah and Christine find there is someone very special looking out for them.

From the very first few pages, I was completely drawn into the story and could not put the book down. This is one book I will definitely read several times. The characters are very well developed and the plot will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Just when you think you got it figured out, the story takes a very quick turn or another twist is added. This book is full of great characters and adrenaline laced action. Michael leans on his IT background. The history and science are well researched. This is an author you will want to keep an eye on. If "Amid the Shadows" is an indicator, Michael Grumley will be providing us with more great reads!
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Michael Grumley November 5, 2013
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Another excellent read from Michael Grumley - the kind that you keep next to you on your morning commute so that you can read another few sentences at each red light (yes, I really did).

The storyline is both imaginative and gripping. You start out needing a bit of a willing suspension of disbelief at the premise but the adrenalin-filled plot and the richly drawn characters quickly have you forgetting any thoughts of unreality and reading faster and faster to see what comes next, and in that Grumley definitely does not disappoint.

I admit I was a bit leery of this one at first after reading a few reviews talking about the "religious" plot, but having read it can say with confidence that this is a storyline that will appeal to those who are uninterested in religious themes as well. The religious, or rather faith-based, theme informs the story in a Dan Brown type style, it's not heavy-handed and doesn't preach or convey any kind of missionary agenda.

Now the only question which remains is when is Grumley's next book coming out?
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amid the Shadows - Michael Grumley September 28, 2013
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Just finished this really exciting book which has an unusual and imaginative plot. I've read Mr. Grumley's previous book, Breakthrough, which was excellent and he has produced another of the same caliber. Who would think to use 'soldiers' sent by God to battle the evil of the world and inject them into a high paced thriller. There is tension, nail biting suspense and a horrible fear that nothing is going to happen in time to save the devastation of the planet. In the centre of all of this is a little girl with enormous powers which she takes for granted but poses a threat to the power of the man who has set all of the deadly plot in motion. He holds an almost unassailable position within the US government so has free reign to carry out his evil mission and he has many people to do his bidding together with a brilliant cyber hacker in his employ who will place a stranglehold on the world's computers. This is terrorism which is dangerously powerful. Be prepared to be frightened at the possibility of something so deadly happening.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! September 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I am so blown away by the storyline and intricate direction of the plot for this book. I really enjoyed the last book from this author and was thoroughly taken aback with my connection of Amid The Shadows. I have read many books from many authors but cannot recall the last time I wept with empathy or had knots in my stomach as I experienced the twists and turns as events unfolded with each turn of the page. I was especially pleased with the feeling of being satisfied as the book neared the end as I tend to dread that inevitable point when I will be forced accept no longer being part of something that I now feel like I am entitled to be included. It is my own selfish trait that usually manifests in criticism of the way a story ended by providing a reason to not miss the story or characters enough to cause distraction from wanting more. However, in this case, I felt sense of contentment with the ending that added to the whole experience of reading this book, allowing me to read the last sentence with a smile. Really, really loved this book!!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Got better as it went on October 24, 2013
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I honestly enjoyed this book. It was the second book of mr Grumley's I've read in the last month. Don't let the title of this review throw you. The book started well, and I thought I would like it. As I read further it got better and better. I like books that have a unique (yet very repectful) way of looking at religion. Plus I liked the action. There were enough twists and sub plots to keep it interesting, and I liked the plausible way the ending occurred.

Why only 4 stars? I wasn't 100% happy with how the villain of the story end up. I won't give details to avoid spoiling.

This and his first book Breakthrough are both well worth the cost and are enjoyable reads. I hope there is a third book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic story, great characters. I hope to read more by this author in the future.
Published 40 minutes ago by Nick Tyler-Holman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it very much!
Published 2 days ago by Dianne Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars masterfully crafted but religious overtones..
masterfully crafted and interesting from start to finish. but religious overtones somewhat soured it fo me. still, fairly enjoyable. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Gino Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book. Unlike many self published works
This is a wonderful book. Unlike many self published works, the prose was polished and well edited. Mr. Read more
Published 3 days ago by rose reads
5.0 out of 5 stars That should tell you how much I enjoyed "Breakthrough" and "Leap"
This was the third book from this author that I've read this month. That should tell you how much I enjoyed "Breakthrough" and "Leap". Read more
Published 4 days ago by Thomas Kincaid
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
This book was just an OK read...nothing special. Too many characters and too much jumping around made it confusing. Plot also got a little weird.
Published 4 days ago by Schaf
5.0 out of 5 stars Coherent and well paced
Although I'm not a fan of the author's philosophical premise, I found the book to be well written and engaging; certainly a cut above many self-published efforts.
Published 5 days ago by Ike 44
4.0 out of 5 stars Amid the Shadows
Once again, the fate of the world rests on one small child. You would think God would change the formula. Mankind was still learning...
Published 5 days ago by ItsWindy
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read
When I started the book, I thought "ho hum , another fantasy genre book." It wasn't until the middle of the book that I became totally engrossed with the story. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Nancy Wiesner
1.0 out of 5 stars I had no idea
I didn't read the description well enough. This is a Christian allegory for young teens. My own fault for choosing the book without enough information. Read more
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More About the Author

For years, Michael Grumley dreamed of writing action thrillers the way he thought they should be written; stories with unique plots that 'move'. Enter BREAKTHROUGH, AMID THE SHADOWS, and THROUGH THE FOG: all original stories with endings you will never see coming.

Michael C. Grumley lives in Northern California with his wife and two young daughters where he works in the Information Technology field. He's an avid reader, runner and most of all father. He dotes on his girls every chance he gets. His website is http://www.michaelgrumley.com and his email address is mgrumley@gmail.com

He is currently working on the next Breakthrough story.

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