THE MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND CONTROVERSIAL THRILLER YOU’LL READ THIS YEAR
When Adam Benedict, a 28-year-old researcher, comes across a startling discovery about race and intelligence, he sets in motion a deadly chain of events.
As he tries to get his results published, he finds his work is tampered with to make it appear riddled with errors. He is discredited and denounced as a fraud, a liar, and worse. He endures a storm of criticism in social media and is hounded by the press for spreading views that are deemed toxic.
It becomes clear there is a conspiracy against him, and the conspirators will use any means possible to silence him, up to and including murder.
As Benedict races against the clock to clear his name, he realises the truth is more likely to get him killed than set him free.
And he has to make a decision: is a truth that will change the way humanity views race worth laying his life on the line for?
When and where do you prefer to write?
I have a spare room I grandly refer to as ‘the place where the magic happens’. It’s an attic room which is far to warm in summer and far too cold in winter. I tell myself this is good for focus!
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
I regard that as essential. My granddaughter, however, isn’t convinced on that point!
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
It would have to be Martin Mulligan as he’s my co-author on another book I’ve written. He’s an old friend of mine and we’re very simpatico. (Note: I used the pen-name Jack D McLean for our co-authored work).
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I would always want to be the bad one in a book. I’m no saint! – And the bad guys are always more interesting and have more fun.
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Curled up in my favourite armchair in my front room.
Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?
Hiking in mountains or in a pub recovering from hiking in mountains.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
Must get on with the next one!
How do you come up with a title for your book?
I try to aim for something catchy that sums up the premise of the story.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
I think of an image that distills the essence of what I’m trying to say. In the case of Blacktelligence Rules, the clever people at Spellbound Books took my original idea and greatly improved it.
About the Author
Andrew Komarnyckyj has been a lawyer, odd-job man, PR Consultant, hospital porter, and dishwasher among other occupations. It’s the classic work history of an author but it wasn’t planned that way. It was a happy accident which has stood him in good stead for writing fiction. His first novel Ezra Slef, The Next Nobel Laureate in Literature was highly praised in The Washington Post. His second novel The Revenge of Joe Wild is widely stocked in libraries across the American Deep South and has been approved as an online educational resource by the Alabama school system.
He’s written many other highly-rated novels using the pen-names Jack D McLean and A K Reynolds.
When not writing or reading he loves conversation, listening to anecdotes, craft beers, and hiking in mountains. On a personal note he’s married with two daughters.