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Ask the Fire

Ask the Fire [Kindle Edition]

Dennis Paddie

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“I had a friend who was a spy.” So begins a story of espionage, set just before 9/11. It features a brilliant, almost enlightened, but emotionally jaded and politically cynical secret agent, an unabashedly and surprisingly open gay man who has seduced secrets out of Araby for decades for U.S. Intelligence and now struggles on his own to prevent the start of the Terrorist Wars. It’s a story with a vast sweep that places spying—and spiritual vision—within the larger history of heresy and homosexuality in Western culture from the Crusades to our contemporary clash with Islamic fundamentalism.

In Ask the Fire, readers will discover not only an intriguing tale of spies and terrorists, but also a trans-mythological, but deeply spiritual, vision of the meaning of human life in the charged world of the 21st century.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 638 KB
  • Print Length: 373 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590212487
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lethe Press (30 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #870,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A read that is not to be missed for those who enjoy spy thrillers and gay fiction 8 Nov 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Through the conditioning of life, some people are more adept at keeping secrets than others. "Ask the Fire" is a story of espionage and what leads up to the September 11th attacks. A story that sprawls over the past centuries and the collision of western culture and Islamic fundamentalism, Dennise Paddie gives a story that is riveting and exciting as well as speaking on the history of homosexuality. "Ask the Fire" is a read that is not to be missed for those who enjoy spy thrillers and gay fiction.
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm proud to have been paert of the creation of this book 13 Dec 2013
By Toby Johnson - Published on
I worked closely with the author during the book layout stage of Ask The Fire. Dennis Paddie is a friend of mine, a "character" in Austin TX, "head of the hippies" back in the 1970s, an eco-activist, poet, wise man, storyteller, playwright. It was a great experience for me, as his editor, working with him to polish the text. At turns funny, tragic, sacrilegious, reverent, horrific, opulent; it’s erudite and literary, down-to-earth and lusty, entertaining, disturbing, thrilling, enlightening and, ultimately, satisfying. I’m proud to offer an imprimatur.”
—Toby Johnson, author of Gay Spirituality
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