Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book Spotlight: The Prisoner by Norm Applegate

A brutal killing in a city jail.
Isolation. Escape. Murder.
A prisoner walks out and disappears.

A stranger enters an apartment, a grotesque murder, a passport is seized.

A woman meets a stranger, a sultry night together, in the morning she’s dead…

A FedEx driver is mutilated, a .50 caliber sniper rifle is missing…

The President makes an appearance…

The Prisoner: a merciless assassin, cold and ruthless with no compassion for human life.

Jack Dwyer ex-military psychologist puts together the pieces. You go to the FBI, they don’t buy it. You go to the Chinese Embassy, they aren’t listening. You’re followed, picked up on the street. You’re beaten, blindfolded and taken to a safe house. You’re not sure why. But then you meet the prisoner and the pieces come together. There’s only one outcome…violent!

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477588760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477588765

  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088DZYT8

  • Norman Applegate is an author and consultant, with a growing body of work to his credit. Born in Glasgow Scotland, growing up in Toronto Canada and now residing in Florida with his wife Cheryl, Norm Applegate works and travels for an international consulting company, then occasionally scares the “heck” out of his family with his thoughts and writings.

    His early years in Toronto were filled with aspirations of the late 60’s hippie music scene, and as a drummer in numerous bands led to a short lived career playing the bars and clubs in the Toronto area. The band Photograph, signed to a recording studio, made some noise on the coast to coast CBC radio show, the Entertainers, and after the legal issues strangled them into submission, they went their separate ways. The life of drugs, sex and rock and roll were over, sad but true.

    His first novel, Into the Basement, a raw dark thriller introduced us to his unlikely heroine Kim Bennett and is scheduled for a movie release in 2009 with Triad Studios. The cast for the movie includes Courtney Gains, Naama Kates, Jonathan Breck, Two Foot Fred, Nicola Fiore, Jamie McCall, and a seasoned crew of horror and TV actors.

    His follow up novel, Into the Spell, continued with Kim Bennett and the dark world of hypnosis, the paranormal and murder. Early 2008, Norm released a short story called “Jumpers”, with a Twilight Zone feel to it in the horror anthology “From the Shadows”.

    For more information about Norman and his upcoming projects go to

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