A Magnificent Agony: A Novel of World War II

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AuthorHouse, Nov 1, 1999 - Fiction - 412 pages
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 Friends Shalidan Leonard and Shayanna Michaels were each happy living in the relatively New Municipality of New Las Vegas.

The city was created to replace its Government evacuated twin years earlier.

The two young people, African American called blacacan now are attending college both young and hopeful for the future. Yet State Senator Uresa Raychelle; mentor and associate did send them into Old Las Vegas.

The Senator believes that as she serves with two Presidents and colleagues whose real agendas are unsure; that the New Symbiotic Government must ask these young people to sacrifice.

Shalidan must fulfill what he was born to do for the greater good of the Nation perhaps the world. As for Shayanna; the Senator suspects the young man will resist it but the young woman may become a victim of the time. With this obligation upon them; it becomes heavier.

Shalidan and Shayanna have become wanted fugitives under penalty of death. Hounded by the various Governmental agencies and watched by mercenaries and inhabitants alike. Shali and Shaya do not know whom to trust amongst a sea of deception and uncertain loyalties.

The young Shali must figure out a centuries old puzzle of which he is a piece.

  The young Shaya must find within herself to trust or die at the hands of the cities forgotten inhabitants.

    New and old allies or enemies come and go for the two.

 Will Shaya survive the city with Shali or will Shali have to sacrifice her and his affections for the greater good of billions living?

Evading confinement, death and inadequacy; the two blacacan youth press on to the future.

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O'Bannon is an actor, singer, playwright-turned-novelist.

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