One Day in Paris. My new book.
One day about four years ago I was walking along the south bank of the Seine through the center of Paris. A white van suddenly pulled up nearby startling me with its unexpected approach.
Four builders jumped out, fully equipped with drills and hammers and such, intent on their mission. As I wondered further along my walk I considered how different my walk might have been had the occupants of that white van been motivated by a more sinister purpose and I began imagining the many possibilities arising from that.
Very soon after the conclusion of my splendid Riverbank walk I drafted a story where a former military man with special skills, and I imagined the character in a Jason Bourne style at a difficult time in his personal life, is persuaded by enormous reward to mastermind a terror attack in Paris, where the miscreants deliver their deadly business from a White van to the very heart of Paris.
The story wrote itself in a very short time, relative to how long it takes to complete an 80,000 word work of fiction.
Dan Blake has become quite real to me, a character who has gone through so much in his life to find that its all comes down to sheer blind luck when ethical considerations underpin your every decision.
So here it is at long last on Kindle or in glorious Paperback. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Andrew Brel. California, August 11, 2015
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