Overview

When eight immigrants arrived at the Baltimore Federal Courthouse to be sworn in as new citizens, they didn’t give a thought to the trial next door of five men charged with the bombing of a federal office building.
Baltimore Sun Reporter Mark Shrader did care about that trial -- his wife and unborn child had been killed in that explosion -- but in spite of his pleas to cover the case, he was instead ordered to write a Sunday Supplement article ...

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True Faith

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Overview

When eight immigrants arrived at the Baltimore Federal Courthouse to be sworn in as new citizens, they didn’t give a thought to the trial next door of five men charged with the bombing of a federal office building.
Baltimore Sun Reporter Mark Shrader did care about that trial -- his wife and unborn child had been killed in that explosion -- but in spite of his pleas to cover the case, he was instead ordered to write a Sunday Supplement article on the new citizens.

Then the terrorists next door escaped their guards and took refuge in the immigrants' courtroom.

But Mark Shrader was not upset when he and the immigrants were taken hostage. He had prayed that someday he would have the chance for vengeance on his wife’s killers, even at the price of his own life. Now his chance has come. Feigning sympathy for their politics, Shrader promises the escapees that he will write their story for his paper.

Just before administering the Oath of Allegiance, Judge Hendrix had told the immigrants:

“In a few moments you will become citizens of the greatest nation on earth. This is still the land of opportunity. This is still the land where dreams can be fulfilled. But at a price.”

Now, as he organizes an attack on the killers, Mark Shrader tells the immigrants how high he thinks that price might be. And several of them agree to pay it, while outside the building Le Thai Mai’s grown son, a rookie Baltimore police officer has, against all orders, embarked on a desperate plan to break into the courthouse and save his mother’s life.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000700211
  • Publisher: David Grace
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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To purchase trade paperback editions of my books go either to Amazon.com or to my print publisher, Wildside Press at:

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I used to write under the name "David Alexander" but there were several other writers using that name and publishers and agents confused me with them, so I now use the pen name, "David Grace." My first published novel was "The Chocolate Spy" followed by "Fane" then "My Real Name Is Lisa" then "The Eyes Of The Blind.

I have re-titled Fane as "The Accidental Magician"; re-titled "My Real Name Is Lisa" as "Stolen Angel" and re-titled "The Eyes Of The Blind" as "True Faith." All available at Smashwords, Amazon, and other ebook sellers.

All of my novels except "Daniel" are available in $7.99 or $8.99 trade paperback editions at Amazon.com from publisher, Wildside Press.

My favorite books that I wrote are "The Concrete Kiss", "Shooting Crows At Dawn", "A Death In Beverly Hills", "True Faith", "Easy Target", and "Doll's Eyes" more or less in that order but the order changes from day to day. I think the best SF stories that I have written are the Tramp stories contained in SF Stories Volume 1.

I have had several Sci Fi stories published in Analog Magazine and two crime stores published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. I am a long-time member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

The legendary SF author (and friend) Jack Vance named a planet after me in "The Face" and named a lawgiver after me in "Night Lamp."

I shared a story credit (with two others) for the Outer Limits episode "Joy Ride" which starred Cliff Robertson.

My last novel was "The Concrete Kiss."

I often write screenplays based on my books as well as stand-alone screenplays. I have written screenplays for: "The Concrete Kiss"; "True Faith"; "Stolen Angel"; "A Death In Beverly Hills", "Doll's Eyes","The Traitor's Mistress", "Daniel" and "Etched In Bone."

I have also written the non-novel related screenplays: "Dreamboat" romantic comedy; "Champion's Season" (comedy); "First Starship" (G-rated adventure).

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