A Burning in the Darkness – @apmcgrath1234
A BRISTLING CRIME NOVEL AND POIGNANT ROMANCE THAT PITCHES THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND LOVE AGAINST THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCES OF REVENGE
A murder at one of the world’s busiest airports opens this simmering crime romance where a good man’s loyalty is tested to its limits.
Michael Kieh is a full time faith representative serving the needs of some of the 80 million passengers, but circumstance and evidence point to his guilt. His struggle to prove his innocence leads him on a charged journey that pitches love against revenge.
Michael’s loneliness was eased by a series of brief encounters with a soul mate. When she confides a dark secret, he is motivated to redress a heart-breaking injustice. Together they must battle against powerful forces as they edge dangerously close to unmasking a past crime. But Michael faces defeat when he chooses to protect a young witness, leaving him a burning spirit in the darkness.
Michael’s commitment to helping those in need was forged in the brutality of the Liberian civil war. Protected by a kind guardian, he too was a young witness to an atrocity that has left a haunting legacy of stolen justice and a lingering need for revenge. More poignantly there is a first love cruelly left behind in Africa because of the impossible choices of war. When Michael and his former lover find each other once again they become formidable allies in proving his innocence and rediscovering their lost love.
About The Author
AP was born and grew up in Ireland. He now lives in London and works in TV. He is a single father with three beautiful children. He studied English and Philosophy and then post-graduate Film Studies.
We asked AP why he wrote this particular story
“I wanted to write a character-driven crime story that explores a person’s identity and sense of themselves and their place in the universe; not because it is his or her job to solve crimes, but because their spiritual and physical survival depends on confronting injustice. I wanted to explore a character who survives massive changes of circumstance and upheaval, but remains true to themselves and their ideals. He is a character who recognises he is dependent on the loyalty and love of others and their willingness to act for him. Despite doubt, he brings about renewal and remains faithful to giving comfort to those in need. In the end, he moves on to another chapter in his life, not the next career changing crime to be solved.
I wanted to explore psychological and philosophical issues, but not to be expositional. I want to place the reader in the immediacy of a scene with characters that are living in the moment. I wanted to write about the search for love. Above all, I wanted to write a story that is engaging and entertaining with a cinematic sense of place.”