Author Daniel R. Dow Reveals the Dire Consequences of Falling in Love in New Fiction

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‘In the Shadow of Abaddon’ follows two individuals who are tested through great hurdles and challenges in life.

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The summer of 1974 was a summer for young love — too young for 28-year-old Douglas Allan McFarlan and too much love for his girlfriend, 15-year-old Julia Marie McLintock. It was too much love for Julia because it was now December, and she was four months pregnant. It was too young for Doug because Julia’s condition and youth put him at risk for a criminal charge of statutory rape. Will there be a happily ever after for them? “In the Shadow of Abaddon” by Daniel R. Dow follows two individuals who are tested through great hurdles and challenges in life. This imposing work of fiction unravels to the true meaning of love and all of the complexities that come in between.

In the attempts to explain human behavior, professionals everywhere persist with the same old, tired arguments—nature, nurture or culture. Within this era of political correctness, very few are willing to explore spiritual development as a fundamental component of an individual’s well-being. Allans McFarlan’s story raises questions that are not typically asked by the aforementioned professionals, and readers are subtly invited to answer them in a way that will shine the light into the darkest of corners.

Dow aims to offer readers a narrative that gives deeper insight into why people do the things they do and thereby gain a better understanding of the consequences. In “In the Shadow of Abaddon,” he describes life in the shadows in the hopes of encouraging people to seek the light and help them see their way out of their personal pits.

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In the Shadow of Abaddon* by Daniel R. Dow
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 227 pages; 978-1-4931-0170-2
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