HOW DOES A PREDATORY LENDER MORPH INTO A PREDATORY KILLER?
-Read Kenneth Eade’s Novel and Find Out-
This Brent Marks thriller features a time when Marks has decided to utilize his talents to serve the public instead eating from the trough of merely bread and butter cases- as in DUIs and divorce. After embarking on an intriguing case involving predatory lending by a bank that led to a wrongful disclosure on a home owned by a client’s parents, the straightforward social justice case morphed into a focus on a capital crime when the client’s parents were murdered. Were the banks somehow involved in the murder? If so, that would be taking the term, “predatory’” to its original etymological meaning- as in “kill?”-the tactics of ruthless, murderous loan shark?
EXCERPT FROM “PREDATORY KILL”
Brent entered his office, sat down behind his plush mahogany desk, and picked up the phone. “Hello, this is Brent Marks.” The eerie voice on the other end was cold and inhuman. “Do you know how fast a bullet goes, Counselor?” it asked. “Who is this?” “Seventeen hundred feet per second. At that velocity, it will crack open your skull and splatter your brains all over your wall like a watermelon being hit by a sledge hammer.” The caller cackled like a wounded chicken. Brent quickly switched on the recording device to the receiver. He had bought that baby to record threats from ex-husbands whose wives had obtained restraining orders against them, but which Brent had always refused to dismiss, even in cases of so called “reconciliation.” “I don’t think I got your name, mister?” The voice responded with a maniacal chuckle, which turned into a full blown belly laugh, like Vincent Price in the final stanza of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. “No judge in the world can stop a bullet, Counselor. No piece of paper can do that.” “This conversation is really interesting, but if I don’t have your name, I…” “Think hard.” “I’m not going to play games with you.” “Oh, this is not a game. I assure you. I’m just giving you a little preview. Wherever you go, I’ll be there. When you’re at the corner at Starbucks, having your mocha grande in the morning before going to court, I’ll be there. You won’t see me, but I’ll be there. All it takes is one shot – one shot in the head.” The phone vibrated from the eerie laughter. “And why would you want to shoot me?” “I am a servant of the Lord, Counselor. I do His work.”
Eade, Kenneth. Legal Thriller: Predatory Kill, a Courtroom drama (Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Book 2) (pp. 3-5). Times Square Publishing. Kindle Edition.
THE AUTHOR RUMINATES..
KEN EADE- ALWAYS THINKING, DAYDREAMING, STRATEGIZING-
-HOW TO CREATE HIS NEXT SUPER SUSPENSE THRILLER-
TRUST HIM, HE WILL NEVER STOP!!!