Evil's Root by Michael Segedy
A Political Thriller

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FINALIST IN THE 2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD When American expat journalist Steve Collins sets off for the middle of the Amazon Jungle to cover a plane crash with a U.S senator aboard, he has no idea how his life is about to change. The Peruvian military is claiming the Shining Path rebel insurgency launched a missile attack on the aircraft, and the U.S. embassy is backing the military’s claim. Steve's editor informs him that Jennifer Strand, a gorgeous, spunky young journalist embedded with the U.S. embassy, will be accompanying him to the crash site. Though wide apart in their political views, they manage to set aside their differences as they attempt to unravel the dark mystery behind the senator’s death. Their investigation places them at the heart of the conflict between the rebels and the Peruvian government while taking them on a terrifying adventure in which they uncover shocking truths that transform their perceptions of the world and of themselves. Evil’s Root is not just a political thriller. It is a powerful tale of romance and courage, of dark intrigues and harrowing revelations, of absolute power and secular evil. But more than anything, it is an encomium to brave souls, past and present, who have shown the will and moral commitment to confront the dark forces that threaten civilized life.

About Michael Segedy

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A Critical Look at John Gardner's Grendel is Michael Segedy's second book. Hampton Road is his first novel and Evil's Root, a political thriller set in Peru, is his second novel. Other works of his include Teaching Literature and Writing in the Secondary Classroom and Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson with Introduction, Notes, and Lessons by Michael Segedy. Most of his adult life, Michael has lived overseas (Peru, Morocco, Israel, and Taiwan) teaching high school literature and technology. Michael has published numerous academic articles about literature and writing and an annotated edition of Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. In 1985, Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois, presented him with Virginia English Bulletin's first place writing award. Michael and his family currently live in Lima, Peru, and with his family's support and encouragement he hopes soon to begin his third novel.
Published January 2, 2012 by Blue Moon Horizon Books. 342 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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J. Sloany 15 Jun 2013

This is more than a thriller. The characters are just as interesting as the political intrigue. I loved the minor ones almost as much as the two main characters. The general and the mafia guy (Emil...

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J. Sloany 5 Sep 2013

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