Pub Date 29 Nov 2019
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WHAT LIFE TO LEAD?
You choose a conventional life and it’s safe – or is it? But what if, in another life, you sleep with a psychopath?
CJ Scott’s instincts are adventurous, but his father has drummed caution and steadiness into him. About to be persuaded into an arrangement he doesn’t want, a casual encounter one night opens his eyes to less confining possibilities than running a company and entering a boring marriage.
Life is full of crossroads. Have you not ever wondered what course yours would have taken should you have made a different decision at some critical point? Should you have joined the army? Should you rather have married the other person? Perhaps you should have stayed single, or become an accountant or a pilot, or joined the merchant navy. All those choices were in front of you at one time, what would your life have been like if you’d taken a different path?
This thriller is filled with suspense and adventure. It explores what would have happened to CJ Scott had he made the other choice that night. In two minds, he divides: C errs on the side of caution and the possibility of becoming rich, while J seeks adventure. The book contains two parallel stories, one for each persona, Cuff and Jonathan, but the other characters – his friends and enemies remain the same in both tales. The differences lie in the responses they give and the actions they take in relation to the separate characters of Cuff and Jonathan.
A complication in CJ’s life is Barry Castle, a bully from school who’s intent on revenge for the three years CJ caused him to spend in prison. But to the ex-con, CJ is one person. How do Cuff and Jonathan, as separate people with different approaches to life, deal with the threats they must face? Cuff has to handle his at home with tearful Lisa and Castle, while Jonathan first meets his on his travels with Gudrun in Bolivia and Peru. How does it turn out for these two men? Loyal to the end in both their lives is Martin.
Are there full circles somewhere in this? Should you follow your instincts instead of listening to the advice of other people?
Scott’s Choice will be available late in November 2019, followed very shortly by Nature’s Justice and The Pilot