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Shadow Road

The prequel to Bioterror: The Essential Threat

When psychiatrist Dr. Anne Damiano suspects she is being followed she writes it off as the father a client keeping tabs on her. What Anne doesn’t know is… 

…Thugs close to Manuel Noriega are using Anne as bait. Shadow Road is the thrilling prequel to Bioterror: The Essential Threat harkening back to the road Anne took to become a shadow, a spy. Dr. Anne Damiano’s world is turned upside down when Helena Empañada, a local student at Trinity College, is placed in her care. Helena is recovering from a brutal rape but her father, a wealthy Panamanian plantation owner with connections to the drug cartels, demands that Anne complete treatment and return Helena back home. Anne does what is best as any psychiatrist would, refusing to cave to his pressure. He becomes more insistent, even threatening, Anne notices strangers showing up in unusual places. 

As she is dealing with this, Connor, her best friend, reappears asking her out to dinner, then makes a very unusual request. Anne suspects Connor is a CIA operative, but what she doesn’t know is the tangled web woven in Panama has followed him home, putting her in the crosshairs. Will Anne outsmart Noriega's men will she fall into their trap putting the US operation and Connor’s life at risk?

What Readers are Saying About Shadow Road

-John Taylor, award-winning

New Mexico historian with more

than fifteen books to his credit.

Gloria Casale’s newest book is a fast-moving page-turner. In it we meet characters from her best-selling Bioterror: The Essential Threat in a totally different context. The plot has drive and momentum and a fascinating connection with real-life events from the 1980s. I highly recommend it to fiction and history buffs alike.


Rich in action, rich in descriptions, and rich in tension, all supported by a wonderful cast of characters, Shadow Road has all the elements of a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

-Joseph Badal, Amazon #1 Best-selling

Author of the Lassiter/Martinez

Case Files Series

Gloria Casale’s new book, Shadow Road, is a treat! This prequel to Bioterror: The Essential Threat is historical fiction that will keep your attention until the very last page. Typical of Ms. Casale, her books are scientifically and historically accurate with an interesting backstory of characters you’ll enjoy meeting.


Carole True, award-winning Author

of Murder By All Means.

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