The Ills of Society Defined in New Fiction

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C. Edward Samuels once again weaves an intricate tale of espionage, adventure, and action

From the author of the critically acclaimed novel, A Dove Among Hawks, comes another stirring tale of political intrigue, top-secret assignments, and high-level betrayal. This time, author C. Edward Samuels entices readers with Satan’s Penance, his new book released through Xlibris.

Satan’s Penance continues the adventures of the prequel’s protagonist, Keith G. Roberts. In this installation, Roberts is swept from the present day to his unsolicited dangerous lifestyle decades ago. With wife, Marie, insisting him to unveil all his past exploits, he treks back to yesteryears, including the fateful summer of 1973, Sicily. It had been ten years since he last heard about the “Alpha”, but during that summer, he was once again secretly contacted by the Agency. Because of his somewhat unique expertise and proven record of success in the field—specifically during the mission, A Dove Among Hawks—he was asked to take on another very demanding undertaking. For the second time in his life, an extravagantly planned covert meeting was arranged with a man known only as Alpha. But how dangerous would this second mission be?

An exhilarating retelling of one man’s most risky stunts, Satan’s Penance is a captivating tale that reflects many of society’s most wicked realities. Through the fictional characters it revolves with, it captures an eye-opening picture of the unspeakable malevolence in the world today—the conflicts in politics, beliefs, and religion. Readers will find this release an engrossing and alarming revelation of a deteriorating world presented in a masterfully crafted literary. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
C. Edward Samuels was, an active police officer and deputy sheriff for thirteen years. He was also a polygraph examiner for Probation and Parole Services, a number of local agencies, and federal law enforcement. He is a retired Special Agent from the U.S. Coast Guard, with both active duty and reserve service. Samuels is also a retired colonel chief of police (Department of Defense). A graduate of the Diver’s Institute of Technology in Seattle Washington, he is also a certified PADI Master Instructor/ITC Director (Emeritus). Samuels is now sixty-five years old, married, a father of four children, and a proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren.

Satan's Penance * by C. Edward Samuels
Publication Date: July 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 238 pages; 978-1-4535-2592-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 238 pages; 978-1-4535-2593-7
eBook; 978-1-4535-2594-4

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