​CIA analyst Elora Monro poses as a journalist to infiltrate an Iraqi militant group responsible for the death of her Delta Force fiancé and soon finds herself ensnared in a twisted net of passion, violence and political fallout.

​New Dawn

Author, Veteran

Amanda Matti

Underground
~ A Counter-Terrorism Thriller ~

CIA analyst Elora Monro is determined to track down the mastermind behind an Iraqi militant terrorist group responsible for the death of her Delta Force fiancé. Posing as a Washington Post correspondent, Elora travels to the Middle East and embeds with the New Dawn Underground (NDU) militants under the guise of helping the group tell their side of the story to western media. Driven by vengeance and a quest for justice, Elora strives to gain enough intel while on the inside to destroy NDU from the inside out. Prepared to sacrifice her life to accomplish her mission, Elora is wholly unprepared for the enigmatic Zaidan Al-Sadiq, right-hand-man to the militant group’s newly appointed leader. Highly intelligent and intensely brooding, Zaidan helps open Elora’s eyes to the complexity of what’s going on beneath the surface of Iraq’s multi-dimensional political landscape, where things are rarely what they appear. Elora soon realizes nothing in Iraq is ever black or white and finds herself ensnared in a twisted net of passion, violence and political fallout. She thinks she’s got it all figured out when her world is once again flipped upside down. Will she listen to what may be the voice of reason in her head, or will she risk everything to follow her heart?