Brad Mathews thrives on a reputation of building suspenseful mystery thrillers from a different point of view. His rich characters differ in personality and motive from most other mystery characters. He currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and daughter.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The idea of a sequel didn't present itself until some time after Era Sinistra was published. I knew the characters and I knew I had an opening. The bad guy survived, so isn't it possible that he will re-emerge sometime in the future? Eleven years was long enough to heal some of the previous agony and to give the main characters new life and new emotions. I believed in it, but it took writing that first chapter to fully decide to pursue a sequel.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became independent recently. My first six books were released by publishers with questionable reputations and unproven track records. After becoming acquainted with all of the distribution problems and grappling with extreme prices, I decided to sever those ties. Going independent was a far better avenue that promised improved marketing techniques in reaching new audiences.
Murder and conspiracy abound in this technological thriller. Jalen Murray must risk everything to save his fellow employees and bring the murderer to justice. Along the way, he steps into a series of traps designed to kill.
Eleven years ago, Reggie wounded Art Rassine. Rassine's latest--and possibly most horrific--act involves taking Reggie's teenage daughter. Reggie must find her and confront Rassine one more time before it's too late--before the unthinkable happens.