Doug Dahlgren writes books that make you think, while keeping you on the edge of your seat! Dahlgren’s second novel, “The SON, Silas Rising” is a political thriller that grabs you in at the beginning and keeps you focused to the end.
For those who loved Jack Bauer, of TV’s “24” fame, Dahlgren’s Jon Crane will catch your interest. Crane is the dark hero of “The Son”. Hero or Avenger? As a concerned citizen, Jonathan Crane is like no one you have ever met. Some readers call Crane a cross between Dexter and James Bond and the book as intriguing as any in the Bourne series.
One reviewer on Amazon stated, “Dahlgren is up there with John Grisham and James Patterson for page-turning excitement and anticipation! A real life Batman and Robin - but without the fictional 'Metropolis' - all the bad guys are "hiding" in Washington, DC!”
This wonderfully intricate novel combines political intrigue, international drug smuggling, inventive retribution and the latest technology into a fast-paced thriller.
Reviews from both men and women rate this novel with five stars.
Amazon’s description of “The SON”: Motivated by the premature loss of his parents, a man seeks to punish those responsible and make examples of them to their peers. The second part of the plan becomes lost in the secrecy of the first part. He finds he is too good at covering up his actions. For examples to be made and behavior changed, the reasons for his sanctions must be known. Yet, exposure can be dangerous. Will he be perceived as a villain or a hero? He believes himself to be a patriot, but will he be seen as just another cold-blooded killer? Will allowing new people into his life become a distraction from the mission, or is trust, and caring for others, now a necessity? Will the exposure and publicity lead one impassioned reporter to identify him or will it help reveal a deeper, more terrible truth? Answer the questions for yourself. Enjoy the journey of "The Son."
Elliott Brack, of the GwinnettForum.com, added his own review of “The SON” in his column dated April 12, 2011: “Let's put it this way: I finished the book at 12:08 a.m., well past my normal bedtime, and in three days, simply because the book is so compelling. Though self-published by a Decatur resident, it's as good a read as those by major thriller authors. The story line focuses on the death of four members of Congress over several months….all from apparently natural causes. Not so, as we learn from one uniquely talented person, with innovative techniques that go undetected. And now a fifth member of Congress is being targeted…and people all over the nation are getting worried. The book is hard to put down.”
Just who is the author behind this riveting thriller?
Dahlgren is a retired businessman living with his wife of over 42 years in Decatur, Georgia. They enjoy being near their two beautiful granddaughters and other family members.
Working full time for a major national company for 32 years, while operating his own successful business, was a hectic schedule.
"Now there is time for some travel and just enjoying life." That enjoyment includes time for his new career of writing.
Dahlgren's writing style is taken from what he calls "solid, dependable character study." Based on the personalities of people he has met through his over 35 years in business, his characters are some you may recognize as folks you know. You may even see yourself. This is his second book and he is currently working on the third.
Dahlgren's first book, "It Was Thursday", as well as "The Son", is available on Amazon.
Meet Doug Dahlgren at The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques on Saturday, May 14 for a book signing and reception from 1 pm to 4 pm. Books will be for sale at $16.00. The shop is located at 94 Main Street NW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047, in the heart of historic Old Town.