Vengeance

 

 

At the tender age of five, Peter Edwards witnesses the horrific death of his father by a drunk driver. Twenty years later, the nightmares that tortured him for a few years after the accident inexplicably return to haunt him, leading to the breakdown in his relationship with his girlfriend, Janet, and destroying his teaching career.

After a particularly graphic nightmare one night, Peter vividly recalls the face of the killer. He is filled with anger so strong, that he becomes consumed with avenging his father’s death.

Though many dream of revenge, they lack the courage to act. Not Peter Edwards.  An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth he tells himself as he embarks on a terrifying trail of vengeance.

 

 

Authors Notes

 

I had actually started writing the 3rd Ed Case novel (Inglorious) but got stuck on a very important plot point and couldn’t work round it. So I began work on Vengeance, which I had thinking about for some time. I wanted to write a book, where every character was duplicitous. I wanted the reader to wonder if the good guys were actually good and if the bad guys were actually bad. I wanted the reader to question, whether they were justified cheering when the bad guy got what was coming to him and rethink about the motives of the good guys; were they really honourable? I think even, the cold-hearted of reader would be hard-pushed not to empathise with Peter Edwards or callous politician, Richard Stewart, the main anti-heroes in this book.

 

The plot of the book could perhaps be viewed as a straight forward revenge with just a little surprising twist at the end. I do hope though that as the plot progresses and comes to its gruesome conclusion, readers do question the personal motives of the main characters.