sdobie, on Feb 20 2006, 06:32 AM, said:
Dick that's very neat, may I ask what your novels are 'about' (I know some writers must potentially hate that word, hehe) ?
In my manuscript, Morgan James is a successful novelist living in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with a bright future and no past. His past vanished when he severed the links with his former reality and embraced the fiction of his newly created life. Now reality has come to kill Ashton Morgan Stanwell, a.k.a. Morgan James, for a lie that he has known nothing about for forty years. The lie, a web of international machination, belongs to his father. It begins to entwine and destroy the lives of those who had any association with its weaver, Richard Stanwell. Morgan becomes aware of the lie after he receives a devastating and mysterious telephone call from a man known as ‘The Indian’, once an associate of his father. As the past opens, the web begins to unfurl and a deadly hunt is unleashed.
Morgan gathers those most affected by this ‘lie’ to try to discover who is doing the hunting and stop them. Ultimately the nine men whose fathers collaborated in this lie find themselves forced to defend the life they have known, though not the one planned for them. A fatal confrontation proves to be the only option, as others enter the arena. ‘The Indian’ sends his assistant, Kirsten Donovan, to aid Morgan and the others, but she becomes as ensnared as they. As the insane, misguided rush to death accelerates, it becomes tragically obvious to all that this is truly A Lie To Die For.
The sons' fathers were a team of OSS operatives during WWII who created and performed their own agenda. They became very rich by capturing Hitler's treasure trains before the ill-gotten loot could reach its intended destination. With Richard's financial expertise the wealth expanded beyond their expectations. At the same time they were making preparations for the future of the world by attempting to ensure that there could never be another Hitler, Stalin or the like. They had inserted their own operatives into the political lines of the major countries in hopes of gaining some control of those countries as time progressed. That part of the plan failed and has now become the death knell of that OSS team and their sons who were, unknowingly, part of the plan for the political control. If the ascension of their moles through the political ranks failed, the sons would be sent to eliminate any troublesome heads of state. With the early failure of the polical phase of the plan, the sons never knew of their intended future. Now it has come to light as an opposing team of assasins have begun to hunt them.
This adventure novel should appeal to readers of that and the mystery/suspense genre. The characters are many, but distinctive enough to keep the reader from being confused by the large cast. The fluid plot has many twists that lends the reader a need to read to the ending, then want the sequel. The idea for the story emanated from a mysterious phone call I received from a man known as ‘The Indian’, an associate of my father.
Thank you for asking about my book, for unlike some, I never tire of talking about it. I'm still sending query letters to agents for representation and still getting turned down. Only 28 times so far, so I'm still just a noob. I'll get there. Book 2 is the sequel to A Lie To Die For
Thanks again Sam.