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  • Keywords
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    • Thriller Crime Novel,
    • Detective Crime Novel,
    • Terrorist Crime,
    • Power Greed Freedom,
    • NYPD Crime Novel,
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Beware of Darkness
by Jim Maxim

He lay motionless, his breathing shallow, and his mind at rest. A thick hand thrusts into his fine leather coat pocket, seeking and retrieving his wallet. Two young, fresh, and inexperienced NYPD Detectives uncover a world defined by Power, Greed, and Freedom. The pawns in this sphere are innocent victims placed in an obsolete psychiatric hospital. Here, each individual is “Indoctrinated”, having their memoires, their stories, and their lives, obliterated as Dr. Michael Evans experiments on their minds. They are manipulated physically, mentally, and financially; yes, the financial advantages are vast for both Dr. Evans and his corrupt sidekick, Police Detective Fred Maxwell. With corruption at every level of the police, legal, and medical domains—will the confined patients of St. Anthony’s Hospital ever again see the light of day and be reunited with their loved ones? Who would advocate for them? What could spark their internal fortitude enough to fight for their own Freedom? Weaving seamlessly through this action-packed and intelligently humorous narrative is the mission of an allied group of terrorists with ulterior motives to shame and punish America. Beware of Darkness contains all the power and authority of Dr. Evans; the greed and ruthlessness of Fred Maxwell; the emotions of Walter Carson; the naivete and innocence of Jimmy Smolinski. Freedom, they say, is found, but is it?

"Wow, what a fast moving thriller! Couldn’t put the book down, and was always trying to guess what was happening next…nope, guessed all wrong. Thank you for a thrilling ride!" --Karen G "Beware of Darkness crosses through many genres. Well-rounded characters pull you in, leaving you unable to put the book down. Do you root for them or against them? This gripping story will keep you guessing until the very end. You would never know this is the first novel by the author, hopefully the first of many. Bravo!" --Lou M "What a great story, at the end I was shocked!! I didn't really want it to end, this would make a great series!! Highly recommend." --Mar C

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As a career firefighter, James Maxim has first-hand experience in heart-pumping, emergency environments, giving an authentic voice to the entire narrative of Beware of Darkness but, in particular, to the portions of the book dealing with emergency and the medical situations. Is it any wonder the creative genius of this crime drama was sparked in a dream? Mr. Maxim resides in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. His home on Lake Erie is perfect for retirement with his wife Mar and his elderly parents Charles and Jeannette. Their four Toy Australian Shepherds and two cats round out the household.


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