A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed human being, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter.
This darkly humorous thriller is based on real events, including the ' Accidental ' deaths of twenty two UK scientists all working on US missile systems.
Morgan, a drinking, smoking, womaniser, is drawn to the iconic music of the seventies - Dylan, Carole King, Neil Young, Led Zep - but when he acquires a rejected demo tape by a bluesy pianist, his friends start to meet with bizarre, ' Accidental ' deaths. It eventually dawns that HE is the target . Running to the Californian desert, picking up the inevitable girl en-route, he has no idea that he has stumbled. literally, upon the biggest conspiracy the Intelligence Services have tried to hide since The Wall came down.
The contrast between those who rule our lives and those who try to live by the rules, is brought into sharp focus through a collection of disparate characters, all having their own agenda. The underlying darkness of the message is almost totally masked by the nature of the ' Ripping Yarn.' The reader rides a wave of action, humour, pathos, passion, violence and even enlightenment.
Praise for Tears of Glass
"A wonderful, scintillating package. In which words and music speak to the heart and mind about the importance of truth and of love and of honesty." - BBC TV The Slate/Late Show
"Lyrical, even in the midst of mayhem." - BBC Radio
"A seminal work of great importance." - BBC TV The Slate/ Late Show
"Deeply involved and impeccably phrased" -The Scotsman
"Superb" - Time Out
"I want to make this Movie!" - Irvin Kershner. Director, Empire Strikes Back.
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About the Author: David Lake
David lake has a background in Science and the Record Industry.
Both facets are represented in Tears Of Glass which was first published in 1994 and re-published as an eBook in 2015
"The World's First Interactive Book" according to Publishing News as this is the first book ever to have its own soundtrack as part of the narrative.
A number of other 'Firsts 'include the promotion of rock music in English Cathedrals and of launching Vangelis at the Royal Albert Hall.
He lives with his family near London.
About the Narrator: Fred Filbrich
Fred is a freelance voice talent located in Rochester, New York. With over 25 years experience in broadcasting and 12 years as an independent voice artist, Fred brings a professional touch to clients' productions locally and worldwide. His voice is compelling and highly listenable, and can hold a listener's interest for narrations long and short.
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Mar. 5: Review copies are distributed.
Mar. 19: Interview questions and guest post topics due to me.
Mar. 29: Media packets are distributed via email.