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Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
After learning of the disappearance of his nephew, Joe Saunders returns to his childhood home of Dark Hills. With rumors spreading of a rogue lion roaming the woods, he embarks on a mission to learn the truth. As he peels away the layers of Dark Hills, he discovers a secret that has been shrouded for three generations in a deadly code of silence. Will his young faith be strong enough to battle the demonic forces behind it?
Mike Dellosso writes edge-of-your-seat suspense with a supernatural twist. He is a former newspaper columnist and has written feature articles for various industry publications. He is also a popular conference speaker and workshop instructor. Mike resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and four daughters.
touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5hang onAugust 3, 2012touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Get ready for the thriller, other worldly, fantasy fiction of your life. This author never fails to amaze me with his writing. You will be glued to this book, also maybe a little scared. Things that happened in the past have an impact on other generations. With all the sci fi thriller stuff, the author can put God and faith in the story seriously while still entertaining you with fiction. Gread read.
Deannagettysburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great BookNovember 30, 2010Deannagettysburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Scary, exciting and above all gives the Christian message.
Tim George5 Stars Out Of 5July 19, 2009Tim GeorgeThe Hunted has everything needed for a good suspense novel. A hero that has to learn how to be heroic, a small town (Dark Valley) with a mix bagged of characters for residents, a demented villain driven by forces beyond his control, unseen monsters that lurk in the darkness, and a twist ending that hits you out of right field just when you thought all the loose ends had been tied up.When Joe Saunders nephew turns up missing Joe is drawn back to a place he would just as soon forget. Called by his sister-in-law, Joe returns to the site of a personal failure that has haunted him for years and the love he walked away from without looking back. To complicate matters, that love is now the Chief of Police. Whether Maggie Gill is friend or foe is a large part of the story. She is fourth generation law enforcement and part of a family that has carried a burden for nearly a hundred years known only as the Secret. Something is prowling the woods and back roads of Dark Valley leaving a path of death in its wake. Something that will force Joe Saunders to use every bit of strength and courage he has and then appeal to God for what he does not have. That too is a challenge since Joe hasnt exactly been on speaking terms with God for some time.Mike Dellosso breaks all the rules in current Christian fiction: his stories are classic horror, he ignores the current rule of intricate pre-plotting before writing, and he is unapologetic is his direct presentation of overt spiritual themes. I can only hope others will follow his example.
Susan Sleeman5 Stars Out Of 5August 5, 2008Susan SleemanA debut thriller that has it allexcellent prose, characters and a spiritual message that stays with you when you put the book down, and a hair-raising plot to tie it all together.Mike Dellosso has penned a supernatural thriller that is as much spellbinding as it is a study in human frailties and the need for God. The plot is simple reallyanimal attacks, man searches for and hunts down animal. It is the powerful human struggles over faith, past mistakes, and forgiveness that really makes this a special book. One that even those who dont enjoy supernatural stories should take the time to read. Dellossos writing is strong, exceptional really, especially for a first book. His descriptions, similes and metaphors are unique and worth savoring. His characters are deep, have individual voices and are so real, you are certain that you personally know them by the time the story ends. And the authors faith and relationship with God comes shining through in his characters. When I read fiction, I read with two hats on. One a reader, the other a writer. It is not often when both sides are not only satisfied by a book, but excited about it as well. The Hunted is one of those rare books that met and exceeded the expectations of both sides. This is especially surprising as I never read supernatural stories. And for those of you out there who dont read fantasy or visionary books because you cant wrap your head around such a world, trust me. You can be a full-fledged skeptic and still enjoy The Hunted. Pick it up now. You wont be disappointed.
Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 23, 2008Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleYou must read this book with an open mind. If you can do that and you like Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker's style, then you will like this book. It is very well written and has mystery and suspense as the story unfolds and you try to figure out who is doing what along with the characters in the book. I was intrigued and questioning as I read and wondered right down to the end if I was on the right track or not. I could see this book being a hit with the young adult and male crowd.
Author: Mike Dellosso
Located in: Hanover, Pa
Submitted: July 07, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm 36, married for 11 years with three daughters. I have a BA from Messiah College and a MBS in Theology from Master's School of Divinity. My full-time job is in physical therapy but my passion is writing.
What was your motivation behind this project? I wanted to write a story that not only entertained but hit home with some powerful spiritual truths: God is God and we are not, putting God in a box is dangerous; vengeance is a powerful weapon and only God is holy enough to wield it with justice.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A new appreciation for the strange and mysterious ways of God . . . and to let Him out of that box and see how He'll work!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I was challenged by the issues my characters struggled with. A lot of them were/are the same things I wrestle with on a daily basis: trusting God, forgiveness, faith.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Kathryn Mackel, Athol Dickson, Frank Peretti, W. Dale Cramer.