Promises to a Monster: A crime thriller/human interest story surrounding "Crime Frontiers," and its legally confidential, advice-line for criminals; who may wish to give up crime ... it's like "Victim Support" ... except it's for the potential victimisers.
The humane interest of the story revolves around the Crime Frontier's Adviser/Negotiators, Andy and Sandra (who add a touch of romance), and their respective dealings with; George, a wannabe-rapist, Trish-trash-Trisha, a drug-addicted prostitute, and Steven. Steven, who is already a full-blown serial killer, provides the pivotal and intriguing drama of the story; by threatening the very existence of Crime Frontiers. In a fit of vanity ("It is my most loyal trait in this disloyal life!"), Steven threatens that unless Sandra (or someone at Crime Frontiers), breaks their code of absolute-confidentiality for all callers; by giving his details to the police, who can then trace, track and arrest him - then he will trace, track and kill Sandra's co-workers.
The relationships between the crime Advisors and their clients, along with the open questioning of the intended crimes, also opens the reader to encounters with the choices, hopes and tactics of revenge and reform. "Promises to a Monster" also poses the question to the reader (and society) in that, if such a (legally confidential) crime advice service is not allowed to be created; then society may be refusing all or any of its potential criminals, a last wish to say anything; before self-condemning his or her self (and other victims), to the promises of crime.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|