The novel, The Covenant of Malta, by G.J. Dalentini, weaves a tantalizing metaphor depicting the love-hate relationship that Americans have developed for their domestic and international security services. These agencies are hailed as heroes for protecting American security and lives, one moment, and castigated as a threat to the very fabric of America’s traditions of liberty and freedom, the next.
This ambiguous, some might say schizophrenic, perception of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and other agencies, has been a persistent theme in American political life for decades, and in recent times it has reached a new crescendo with, ironically, the Obama administration at the center of the controversy.
The author of The Covenant of Malta, G. J. Dalentini, commented: “The controversy that we are witnessing today is nothing new. It’s an endlessly recurring theme in American politics and has been since the beginning. In this political drama, the valid security needs of the Nation are pitted against the core values upon which it was founded. This is a debate with no easy nor clear resolution, but one that I found might be better illuminated, and hopefully more enjoyably presented, through fiction rather than current non-fiction or the endless political rancor found in the media, that attempts to address this extremely complex topic with simple sound bites.”
The author has crafted an expansive, yet surprisingly fast pace, tale that takes the reader on a 400 year, five-thousand mile journey from monumental historic events - such as the sieges of Rhodes and Malta – to more contemporary battles of fiction that unfold on the streets of Manhattan and on the beaches of Long Island’s Fire Island.
The 692 page novel, which was the product of extensive research, includes twenty pages of author’s notes. If you are a fan of brainy international thrillers, crime, mystery, political conspiracy or historical fiction, you will probably enjoy The Covenant of Malta.
The Covenant of Malta, by G. J. Dalentini: is available in hardcover and paperback at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/