New Book Gives Different Perspective to Religious Extremism

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Part espionage, part religious thriller, Dan Bilodeau pens new novel, “The Shepherd”

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“But the book is not simply about terrorism, hatred or extremism. More importantly, it is about tolerance, love, and one man's wish to live in a world free of discrimination, prejudice and hate.”

Inspired by current events regarding terrorism and how people have utilized religious doctrines and ideologies to justify killing and waging war on his fellow man, author Dan Bilodeau has penned his new book, “The Shepherd” (published by iUniverse).

Twenty years ago, Liam Sheehan, an informant for a domestic intelligence agency, successfully infiltrated and dismantled a sinister cult known as the Dominion of God. Now, the group has resurfaced and is more violent than ever. Following a series of terrorist attacks against religious targets across North America, Frank Drumlin, a soon-to-be-retired intelligence officer, and the newly recruited agent Jacob Hoffman, are tasked with obtaining Liam’s services yet again.

Although initially reluctant to renew his affiliations with the group, Liam ultimately agrees to act as mole in exchange for cash to help him pay off a massive debt that could get him killed. At the direction of Agent Hoffman, Liam soon becomes embroiled in the group’s recruiting and acts as a cross-border courier in order to learn about the group’s inner workings and membership. Intent on bringing the group to its knees once and for all, Liam’s journey into the dark world of religious extremism ultimately leads him to a disturbing reality not even he could have expected.

“Hopefully ‘The Shepherd’ will be able to give a different perspective to readers with respect to religious extremism,” explains Bilodeau. “But the book is not simply about terrorism, hatred or extremism. More importantly, it is about tolerance, love, and one man's wish to live in a world free of discrimination, prejudice and hate.”

About the Author
Dan Bilodeau is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminology with a minor in psychology. He is also the author of “Hunter,” published in 2007. He currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Julie.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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