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December 9, 2013

THE RAVEN AFFAIR by Steven Nedelton

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Steven Nedelton
pen name: Ned Stevens
The Raven Affair
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2010 
 Asylett Press, Inc. 
  (first published February 10th 2010)

This is a hunt for a real life mass murderer!

(from Goodreads)
A man on the run. Anton was on the run for the past twenty years. Italy, Spain, Ireland, America. What is he running from?
Two priests living in San Francisco, Father Dominic and Father Joe, had never heard of him, but the action starts with them. Interpol agents are hunting for Anton when their employer suddenly and unexplainably stops them. They are unaware that one of them is leading a double life and operating clandestinely as a high priced hit-man Raven. And then, there are Mick and Lynnie in San Fran. Mick, ostensibly the very popular maitre d at the Westin St. Francis Michael Mina Restaurant and unknown to Lynnie and his employers a dreaded underworld figure codenamed Clerk.
What invisible circumstance connects the innocents with the criminals? Romance with a killer? Read The Raven Affair. Find out...

The author lived in London and Paris for three years. His familiarity with French customs and people are reflected in the "Crossroads" thriller (originally "Secrets of the house on Liberty Street," published in 2008).
He holds a MSME from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (NYU-Poly). He is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. He used to be licensed in PA and NJ.
Steven Nedelton (pseudonym Ned Stevens) writes suspenseful novels in crime, mystery, paranormal and noir thriller sub-genres. His first two novels, Crossroads (new edition is Dangerous Trade) and The Raven Affair, were published traditionally in 2009/2010. His books are at

Author's privately published titles are: Fear!, A Suitcase Mystery, Coma Sins/The Madness of Ben Bluman and Nemesis, the sequel for the A Suitcase Mystery. Steven's novels were evaluated by the Midwest Book Review, The US Review of Books, Book Pleasures and Apex Reviews, and were rated Five Stars.

Recently, three of his novels were accepted by the Awesome Indies group. Fear! received a special recognition from the MBR Journal. Steven was accepted to Awesome Indies Authors group with books - The Raven Affair, Dangerous Trade and Fear!

The Author's books were published under his real name and under his pen-name Ned Stevens.

Books published under Steven Nedelton are: Coma Sins, The Raven Affair and Fear!

Books published under Ned Stevens are: Dangerous Trade, A Suitcase Mystery and Nemesis.

Steven lived for several years in Paris, France and his familiarity with French customs and people are reflected in the Dangerous Trade thriller (originally Crossroads, published in 2008/2009).

Steven holds a BSME (SUNY) and a MSME from the NYU-Polytechnic (Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn). He is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. He was licensed in PA and NJ.

Crossroads  TUNNEL / The Lost DiaryCOMA Sins/The Madness of Ben Bluman
Anton the murderer: Anton is a mass murderer
From page one, this book draws you into the fast pace. There is a need that seems to grow as the book goes on.  Raven is a hired hand.  He is tracking  a war criminal, or at least that's what he thought.  Now he finds out his mission isn't what it seems to be.  The book is quite believable, which is scary.  The book has a little bit of everything, lovely women, Nazis, Nazi assassins, politicians who are crooked as an "S". The multiple plot lines are written so well that you don't get confused as to what is going on. Anton has been running for twenty years.  He somehow keeps ahead of Interpol. Italy, Spain, Ireland and now America in on the list. This is about a hunt for a real life mass  murderer.  Raven, trusted by the Interpol agents is unknowingly a ruthless, high paid assassin..
On top of that we have a priest who is hiding an awful secret. A young woman whose husband isn't what he appears. Then we have the big one, a slain American president.  Somehow the author weaves a web that connects the innocents with the  criminals.  As you're reading you don't even realize it.  How long can all of this go on? Will the day come when it will all blow apart? Will everyone's secrets  come to light?  Even though this book is mostly fiction is based on a true crime character. The book is riveting, it's really scary, it's believable and it could happen.  So pick up a copy and follow Raven and the other characters as they go about their everyday lives.

I would give this book 4 RAVENS.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE RAVEN AFFAIR from the author, Steven Nedelton for my uncompensated view.

1 comment:

snedelton said...

Gayle, thank you very much for your very thorough review of ‘The Raven Affair.’ You've done more than many readers and reviewers did for my other books. Also, I thank you very much for posting all the info about the rest of my writing considering the difficulties with your ill husband at home. I hope he gets better in the following months.
My best wishes to you and your family for the Holidays.
Steven Nedelton