In the fall of 2020, WordFire Press will be releasing a thriller that I wrote in collaboration with Dr. Munish K. Batra, Animal. It’s a book about a serial killer who goes after people who harm animals, and raises the question of who the real animals are…
Here’s the back cover copy:
Two grisly murders have been committed at a meatpacking plant by a person wearing a cow mask…not long after the CEO of a water park is brutally killed by someone wearing an orca mask.
Interpol Agent An Chang believes these are the latest acts committed by a masked serial killer he has been chasing for more than twenty years…a killer who targets those who harm innocent animals.
Elephant poachers in Chad, Russian big-game hunters of endangered species, dog fighters in Atlanta, European food company CEOs who gorge ducks to make paté, gorilla hunters in the Congo, ivory merchants in China
Those who torture animals are not safe…
Working with two California detectives, Chang races to unmask the killer, as his spree ramps up. But the killer’s motives and history are far deeper than anyone realizes, and the truth of his rampage leads on a wild chase from the streets of Shanghai around the globe…
Animal is a relentless thriller by renowned surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Munish K. Batra, in collaboration with international best-selling author Keith R.A. DeCandido. This thought-provoking, pulse-pounding novel will engross and enthrall. Do the most noble of intentions justify the most horrific acts?
Who is the real animal?
This was a fun challenge to write, and it’s been great working with Munish on this. I also learned a lot, to my chagrin, about how animals are still abused all over the world. This novel is not for the faint of heart, but every single horrible thing you read in this novel is based on real events.
I’ll have more, including preorder links, when we get closer to pub date.