It’s my privilege to host today – Roger Rapel, the author of Missing, a hard- hitting thriller. In his guest post, Roger shares with us how he draws from his previous professional experiences to create stories and characters that engage readers everywhere. Here’s a little about the book and then over to Roger –
RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2016
AUTHOR: Roger Rapel
PAGE COUNT: 324
ISBN: 978-1523276943 & 1523276940
IMPRINT: Black Hawk
SYNOPSIS: Michelle goes out on the town with friends but never returns home. Every parent’s nightmare; their teenage daughter goes missing. Time passes; the police inform the parents to expect the worst.
DS Jim Broadbent becomes involved in the investigation. He begins to uncover a sickening sex trade which cuts across an MI5 investigation. He is then taken into the world of the arms trade where sex abuse and white girls are trafficked as part payment.
The investigation leads to Spain where he reignites his affair with Sonja; not under the circumstances he would have liked, but to further the link in the arms trade being investigated by MI5…
Author Guest Post
As a retired detective sergeant from the UK police, I am able to draw on real-life investigations and mold them, manipulate them and then write about them using the fictionalized version to recreate the story told.
Jim Broadbent, the central character, is the theme for the series of books and will remain so. He is a hard worker, hard drinker and a womanizer. His long-suffering wife has had enough and leaves him then files for a divorce.
His affair with Jackie is in full flow, but he still has a roving eye for a shapely body and gets tempted to wander even from the exhausting commitment to Jackie.
It is his full-time devotion to getting his man that drives Jim; he is a no nonsense and sometimes devious in his investigative approach.
Some of the content may be hard for some to read as it does graphically take the reader through the intimate examinations by the police doctor; then the painstaking interviews with the victims.
Then the interview of the suspect and the skilled interview techniques and blind alley’s that the suspect is taken then ambushed when there is nowhere to turn; Jim being elated seeing the shuffling feet and the ringing of the suspect’s hands as he squirms as the in-depth searching questions are asked.
A little about me (Roger)
Born in the late 40’s only a few years after the second world finished with all the hardships of rationing, cold houses windows running with condensation with frost forming on the inside as well as the outside, living in one room for heat. Growing up in the 50’s with little or none of the modern comforts of today’s modern world, my brother and sister were happy well as happy as you could be. I worked in various organizations including PO as a steward on cruise liners (I must write about that) then on the buildings picking bits of skills here and there and became a jack of all trades certainly master of none. Then joined the police, stayed for 30 years mainly as a detective Sergeant dealing with all manner of criminal cases including child abuse, rape cases and murders.