The Anvil of the Craftsman [NOOK Book]


A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the US State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq.

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The Anvil of the Craftsman

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A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the US State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq.

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Editorial Reviews

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I am a fan of authors Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, who obviously have been fantastically successful ... you are their equal in writing action novels with great character development ... I think you have hit upon a "vein of gold" in the class of the Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan series.
Fizz and Fangs - CC MacKenzie
A book that grabs me by the throat and doesn’t let go is a very rare thing these days but Dale Amidei managed to do just that. It’s thrilling read which actually made me cry. Thanks for that, Dale. This book more than deserves to be in the best seller lists.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044364349
  • Publisher: Dale Amidei
  • Publication date: 12/11/2011
  • Series: Jon's Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 55,836
  • File size: 302 KB

Meet the Author

Dale Amidei lives and writes in the beautiful Texas Hill Country near San Antonio. His fiction defines the inner spiritual processes that he believes occur naturally in all human beings. It features faith-based themes set in the real world, which can be violent. His characters sometimes use profanity. His characters are realistically portrayed as caught between heaven and earth, not always what they should be, nor what they used to be. In this way they are like all of us. As Dale says:"A novel begins with having something to say. Everything that comes next, developing the characters, the plot, the first draft, the editing, the polishing, all follow this. First have something to say, and then start writing."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Excellent and riveting

    Be prepared to be transported to a place that not many authors can take you. You will experience an Iraq, torn apart by war, internal civil strife, and struggling warlords. Enter Jon Anthony, a theologian recruited by a State Department offical to assist in 'Nation Building'. A must read for anyone who would like to have a little better understanding of one man's thoughts on how to find common ground and understanding with the people of Iraq.

    J M Lydon

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    A heart pounding ride¿ This book grabs you by the seat of the p

    A heart pounding ride…

    This book grabs you by the seat of the pants and won't let you go as it drags you by through the IED-laden minefields of Iraq along with the hero/protagonist Jon Anthony and his spooky Special Forces protector, Matt Kameldorn. Along the way we are given fascinating, credible-sounding glimpses into the minds and motivations of not only the Al Qaida operatives, but also some of the ordinary people and tribal leaders who eventually rally against the foreign terrorists in their midst. I will definitely be continuing on with this series, but first, I think I'll go write me some serious Kameldorn fanfiction :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Not your typical action novel

    Anvil of the Craftsman has been one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in some time. The characters are multidimensional and passionate in their beliefs, even when it ensures conflict with others. The basic theme of the story - choosing how we conduct our lives, is thought-provoking as we watch a young man struggling with those very issues in a very intense setting. We observe other older characters that show struggle does not end with age or experience, but involves a conscious choice on a regular basis. The action is intense, and the storyline steadily builds to a very satisfying conclusion. But this is not just an action novel by any means. It delves into culture, culpability, personal growth, sacrifices and living with passion and commitment to a higher cause. I recommend it highly to anybody who enjoys delving into psychological, philosophic journeys. I look forward to Amidei's next installment.

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