Monday, February 12, 2018

THE GHOST by H. Berkeley Rourke

Book Spotlight

The Ghost by [Rourke, H. Berkeley]
1)      What is the title of your book?
THE GHOST
Ø  What is the story about?
·   A campus rapist who becomes a murderer inadvertently, but likes it so much he does in again, and again.
Ø  Who is the main character?
·   There are two:
·   Jefferson Wells II is a rapist/murderer.
·   Jeanne de Leon is a detective.
2)     What inspired this tale?
Ø  How did the story come to you?
·   I was listening to reports of the rape and degradation of a woman near Stanford University by an outstanding Stanford student, and I remembered the same thing happening at Duke, a Texas University, Florida State and a number of other places.
Ø  Did you have to research for this novel, and if so, why?
·   Yes. It took quite a bit of research to teach the main character, Jeanne de Leon, how to do profiling of the type offered by the BAU of the FBI.
Ø  If you did research, what do you think surprised you most to learn, and why?
·   The types and varieties of killers we have in our country, some working as I am typing this answer.
3)     Do you relate to your character?
Ø  Is your protagonist anything like you, personally?
·   The detective is, the rapist is not.
ü   If yes, then how?
o   The detective is dogged, determined, willing to spend whatever time and resources which are necessary to arrive at her goal. She is willing to learn, is a little sassy, a whole lot savvy, a little sexy and a great communicator.
ü   If no, how do you differ from one another?
o   From the rapist/murderer in every way you find him loathsome, I do, as well.
Ø  What made you write this character; were they based on a real person or something that inspired you?
·   Cover ups of rapes on college and high school campuses.
ü   What should readers know about this character?
o   He is one of the most hateful people ever living, on or off paper.
ü   Why is this character important to you?
o   He provides the opportunity to shine a light on the issue of cover ups of college and high school rapes.
Ø  Do you consider the main character of your story to be good or bad, and why?
·   Bad. Reading the book will make the answer self explanatory.
Ø  What’s the objective of your character?
·   a)- Wells, to rape and murder
·   b)- de Leon, to catch the rapist/murderer.
4)    Is there anything you specifically want readers to know about this piece of work?
It is fictional, but could be all too real.
Ø  Is there a particular idea or morale you are trying to convey?
·   Yes. The cover up of rapes on college and high school campuses must stop.
ü   If yes, then what, and why?
o   There are too many cover ups of rapes on schools.
5)     Is this novel a standalone?
Yes.
6)    Where can readers connect with you and purchase your book?
If they wish to purchase a paperback or hardcover with asignature, they can contact me, and we will make arrangements. Otherwise, the books are available on Amazon in kindle and paperback.


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