Novels by Anthony De Benedict

Text Box: “A Culpable Innocence,” now in its 2nd Edition, was originally published in 2011 by the now defunct Vantage Press. Set in the 1960’s and against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the novel traces the story of Regis Fallen as he attempts to secure the promise of the American dream in the midst of racial, political, and military strife. Befriended by a Vietnamese judge, Nguyen Ba Linh, and his seductive niece, Regis is drawn into their world of political intrigue and espionage where his preconceived ideas are challenged. His war adventures take him through harrowing artillery assaults, a fatal confrontation with the enemy during the TET offensive, involvement in covert operations, and a romantic entanglement where his sense of self is also challenged. Through these experiences and his witness of war’s effect on comrades and friends, Regis learns the meaning of Linh’s words, “Live what you believe, else you live not at all.” 
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Text Box: “A Life Apart,” my third novel, was originally written for the new Vantage Point label, but is now made available by BookWhirl. It is ostensibly about the interrelationships of a family beset with crises. The father’s company bears the scrutiny of the Pentagon and the threat of foreign terrorists. His wife is drifting towards a neurotic breakdown. His son is addicted to cocaine; and his daughter is suffering from a mysterious malady. But it is the daughter’s inward transformation that holds the key to liberating this dysfunctional family from its internal malaise and external harassment. Her developing spirituality shines a light on a path that brings the other family members together. Her story begins at its end. But the journey to that end is retold with the foresight of wisdom dearly won. 
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Text Box: “In Search of Fate,” my first novel, will be published in 2014. Its hero, Adam Questor, is an altruist in search of a self-perceived mission to serve others on the broadest scale conceivable. The novel begins with Adam’s personal tryst of conscience regarding a decision thrust upon him in his capacity as Vice President of Genetic Research and Development at Global Pharmaceuticals. He must decide whether to make his company the sole treatment proprietor of a major genetic breakthrough or make this new discovery more broadly available for the benefit of all. With the help of a brilliant psychiatrist, Evelyn Wyman, he chooses to embark on a path that defies his superiors and risks both his and Evelyn’s lives. Together they face unrelenting pursuers, kidnappers, and murderers. Both realize an end they could not preconceive: for Evelyn, a lasting love; for Adam, a destiny not sought without, but uncovered within. He confides this discovery to Evelyn, “Our only task in life is to discover our worth for the sake of others.”

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