AN IT consultant who puts pen to paper in his spare time has had a sequel to his debut novel published.
Encouraged by the success of his first novel, Reaper in the Sky, Dale Addison has penned Maria: The Hunting Season.
It follows the story of Maria Dubois, a woman forced to give up her son for adoption by her overbearing mother to save family honour following her affair with a local politician.
The novel is set in 1948 against the backdrop of the fight for Israel’s independence in post-war Palestine as Maria vows to find her son, no matter what the cost.
Dale, of Monkwearmouth, said: “It was established in the first novel that the heroine was Jewish, and I enjoyed writing it so much that I decided to explore this further in the sequel.”
Dale has always harboured a keen interest in history, particularly the Second World War and the ensuing Cold War, and that’s why he chose the latter as a setting for his latest book.
Penning his novels has given him the chance to research the period more fully.
He added: “Maria’s son is part of the Zionist movement’s struggle for Israel’s independence against both the British and Arabs in post-war Palestine and, as such, Maria is not the only one looking for him.
“With the aid of tough French paratrooper and former resistance colleague Claude Lebel, Maria’s journey takes her through a series of brutal encounters with sinister forces determined to stop her at any cost.
“Ultimately, she, Claude and Wilhelm will face a do-or-die confrontation with a powerful and ruthless enemy determined to change the course of Israel’s history.”
Maria: The Hunting Season is priced £8.99 and is available to buy from Barnes and Noble and online at www.Amazon.co.uk and www.feedaread.com.