Thomas De Angelo
Missing Pieces: a novel of the Balkans
Missing Pieces, a semi-finalist in the 2019 Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize for Fiction, is a suspense novel set in 1998 Croatia. At its core it is a story of survival, reminiscent of the novels of Eric Ambler where the protagonist, who appears at first to be relatively ordinary, is drawn into a mystery she only barely comprehends. The amateur, thrown into the right circumstances, can react with imagination and courage in equal measure, to beat the professionals at their own game.
Between the Sword and the Wall: a novel of World War I
A novel set in 1914-15 during a period in World War I when it seemed the fighting would never end. From the first pages the author brings the WWI era to life and the reader feels everything that an eyewitness must have felt. One begins to understand the struggles of allied soldiers trapped in occupied Belgium, and the sacrifices some people made in helping them escape to Holland and freedom.
When Words Were Not Enough: the poets of WW I
Infinity and the South China Sea
A short story collection set in Southeast Asia, with each of the stories taking place in one or another of the countries bordering the South China Sea. The stories explore the human condition and are linked by the theme of the search for freedom, whether it be personal, political or social, and the power to choose.