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Behind the Mask

ISBN: 9781634899031
Binding: Paperback
Author: Dana Ridenour
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 4/5/2016

You build relationships to betray relationships.

That is the motto for the FBI's undercover program and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie's first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles the only way in is through Savannah Riley a new recruit.

Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled into the animal rights movement by her college roommate and a gorgeous anarchist she sinks deeper and deeper into the dark paranoid world of ALF extremists.

As the actions of her cell escalate beyond simple demonstrations and graffiti Savannah turns to Lexie to keep her grounded. But as the two women grow closer and the FBI's case builds Lexie if forced to decide what betrayal really means.


Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent. She spent most of her career as an FBI undercover operative infiltrating criminal organizations including the Animal Liberation Front an organization of domestic terrorists. An award-winning author Dana lives in Murrells Inlet South Carolina with her amazing husband. Behind the Mask is her first novel.


Awarded a Kirkus starred review and named one of the Best Indie Books of 2016

Winner of the Southeastern Writers Association's Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Best Novel and the Edna Sampson Award of Excellence

Winner of the Grand Prize First Place in Fiction (Novel) and First Place in the New Voices category at the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Writer Awards

Silver Medal winner for the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Best New Voice: Fiction

First Place Winner for Best Suspense/Thriller Fiction at the Chanticleer International Book Awards

First Place Winner at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Action/Adventure Book