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Amid the Shadows [Kindle Edition]

Michael C. Grumley
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Book Description

"If I Could Give It Ten Stars, I Would." - Myra Hotchkiss

"Masterfully written. I did not want it to end." - Sally B. Lowe


Sarah was devastated following the loss of her mother. At just six years old, she was now alone and very confused. She had no idea that the young, newly assigned social worker on the other side of the glass would become the hero she needed. Neither of them did.

Christine Rose's smile through the window was a nervous one. It was her first case and no one knew yet just how special Sarah really was. But Christine was about to find out, including the terrible reason behind her mother's death.

The time had finally come. After being hidden for centuries, the world's most devastating secret was now being exposed. And with it, a chain reaction as far reaching as anyone could imagine.

But one individual could still change the outcome. From the halls of Washington D.C., to the Vatican, to the deserted Nazi bunkers of Argentina, Christine would ultimately be left with just one goal...keeping Sarah alive.

And what Christine doesn't yet know is she isn't the only one on Sarah's side.

Editorial Reviews


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

From the Author

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


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  • Language: English
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85 of 88 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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51 of 54 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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36 of 38 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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36 of 39 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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30 of 32 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 Amid the shadows
Top notch novel full if mystery and intrigue. Action packed from beginning to end. This novel is totally entertainingly and was a hard book to put down. Read more
Published 45 minutes ago by Marianne W. Callahan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I enjoyed this book. The action and surprising twist kept my interest. I recommend you put this on your reading list.
Published 2 hours ago by Cliff
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
Very intriguing and keeps your attention all the way through. The characters are real and I didn't want it to end
Published 8 hours ago by Kathy C Wooten
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writer
This is the third book of yours that I've read. In each case I found it difficult to put your book down. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Pat Moshure
5.0 out of 5 stars This you must read
It is to say the least an eye opener. I read the book in 4 hours. Could not put it down. It is awesome and utterly riveting. On the edge of your seat is an understatement. Read more
Published 1 day ago by monab
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I am sold on this author and anxiously awaiting his next book!
Published 3 days ago by April
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for a lightweight
This book is good for light reading. It was a little predictable, but still managed to generate suspense and maintain my interest. It would be a great summer "beach book."
Published 4 days ago by Jacalyn Mackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very well done, although the final solution falls a little flat but is probably realistic..
Published 4 days ago by Larry Newsome
4.0 out of 5 stars ... the unimaginable gift and Christine a strong woman the love for...
A little girl with the unimaginable gift and Christine a strong woman the love for the girl make her to put her life in danger. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Thelma
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading
By calling this book easy reading, I mean that all the angles of it were so fascinating that I couldn't put it down ! 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 and his email address is

He is currently working on the next Breakthrough story.

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