SAINTS IN THE SHADOWS
by: Alana Cash
Author: Alana Cash
Publisher: Hacienda Press
A young man sits on an airplane next to a passenger claiming to be a psychic to a world-renowned television personality and flies all over the world giving readings to that celebrity. The young man tells his mother about meeting the psychic on his trip, and for a couple of years, the mother mulls over what might a famous celebrity ask a psychic. What would a super-rich Wall Streeter ask? Or a politician?
In answering those questions, that young man’s mother, Alana Cash, wrote a book called Saints in the Shadows. The protagonist in the book, Maud, has lost her father in a sudden accident and the grief she and her mother feel drives them apart. There’s a mystery too – what happened to her father’s trumpet in the crash. No one has found it.
Maud heads for New York, and there she meets Lina Sandor aka Madame Budska, psychic to the elite of New York City.
After a few months acquaintance, Lina asks Maud to take over the Madame Budska business and trains her to really listen and really see with a depth that most people don’t attain. Maud has an ability of her own – she dreams, and in her dreams, she learns things that she didn’t learn in her waking hours. Combine her dreaming ability and super observation skills and Maud learns things about Lina’s clients that are sad and a bit creepy. But it’s one frightening dream that leads Maud to a resolution of her grief about her father’s death.
Multiple award-winning author and filmmaker Alana Cash is an adventurer. She’s trekked alone in war-torn Serbia and slept in a KGB interrogation room in Prague. She’s been to a gypsy fair in England, a bullfight in Laredo, and parasailing in Acapulco. She wore a bulletproof vest on a ride-along in an NYPD patrol car, and she’s kissed a man inside the Norman Bates Psyco house at Universal Studios.