Christopher David Petersen (1963 - 20??). Born and raised in Connecticut. As a child, I was always daring and reckless. Never one to let common sense stand in the way of a great adventure, my bold feats of stupidity were legendary... Huckleberry Finn would have been proud.
"Surprisingly", that same spirit carried over into adulthood, as I sought out entertainment that included: scuba diving; ski Mountaineering; mountain biking; Rock, Ice and Mountain climbing; flying planes; golf, motorcycles, the stock market and of course, experimentation with various alcoholic refreshments.
Later in life, writing became an extension of my deep desire to experience "new and exciting worlds". I have written several books, but none have been published through any formal channels... I've heard the process is long, painful and laborious, the thought of which sickens me. My foray into e-publishing came after a friend suggested my works could fetch dollars instead of dust inside my sock drawer... a righteous observation. My recent publications are the result of this advice. Further adventure/suspense novels are soon to be released.
An engineer by trade, I have worked all over the U.S. and usually write in my spare time... that is when I'm not enjoying a bottle of Scotch and a quality cigar. I am a naturally long-winded individual, so writing is what happens when I can't get anyone to listen to me anymore...
I love all kinds of genres but gravitate more towards suspense. There is nothing like the build up to a great climax... What a rush!
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on April 10, 2014 :
"Simon Price is dangerous. Although he may seem likable, intelligent and stable, few know his darker side, a side that rages just beneath his unassuming exterior."
So begins I'm a Murderer... Book1: The Boss by Christopher David Petersen.
I'm a Murderer... Book1: The Boss is an enjoyable chiller which follows the thoughts and actions of one Simon Price. A man who feels he's been pushed far enough and entertains detailed fantasies of the killings he'll commit in response.
The Narrator, quoted above, is very present in the work. The Narrator doesn't interact with Simon or any other characters but rather stands apart to comment on Simon’s thoughts and actions. The Narrator brings an additional layer of suspense and sometimes humor to the story (think Rod Serling in Twilight Zone or The Central Scrutinizer in Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage") and moves things along, breaking into the primary narrative, Simon's stream of thought.
Simon is our primary character. We see Simon already disturbed at the beginning of the book. We join Simon as he mows the lawn and speaks freely of his anger at a host of people including his therapist and numerous prior supervisors. Simon then describes in meticulous detail his fantasies involving the bosses.
I'm a Murderer... Book1: The Boss is suspenseful fun which builds at a quick yet consistent pace. Will his fantasies become actions? Are his fantasies already memories?
You gotta read it to find out.
(review of free book)