Starving author Eddie Barrow, Jr., will do anything to get a book deal with a NYC publisher. Even if it means getting caught by the media while engaging in S&M with a female celebrity as a publicity stunt. What Eddie gets instead are details of a billion dollar fraud scheme from a suicidal client who’s fatally shot minutes later. Now on the run from the law and the killers, Eddie seeks help from two unlikely friends–an alcoholic and a dominatrix. With few resources, Eddie races to clear his name, unveil the fraud scheme, and expose the killers before he becomes their next victim.
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My writing has been described as cinematic, in that I’m so detailed in terms of what is seen, heard, and felt, that you feel as though a film is playing in your mind as you read.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be persistent, persevere, and patient. The payoff will follow.
I’m the author of the spy-thriller, Pandora’s Succession, the short story anthology, Unsavory Delicacies, and the suspense thriller, Chill Run. I consider myself fortunate to have been selected to the Canadian Track Team in the 100 metre and 200 metre sprint events and have a degree in Biology from Indiana University. As for my books, I’ve has been compared to a young Robert Ludlum. My books have also attracted fans of New York Times bestselling author Barry Eisler.
I wrote this right after the Norbourg scandal that rocked Quebec the same way the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme rocked the USA. The Norbourg scandal hit an emotional chord with me when I saw how the company’s CEO, Vincent Lacroix, swindled his clients blindly. Many of them who were retired and having to seek employment–most likely for life. What also inspired me were celebrities and politicians who became famous or infamous because of publicity stunts or bad behavior. So, I thought of having a starving author as the protagonist, and you have the perfect mash-up.