About Forger: A Psyhological Thriller:
Lester Gordon was laughed out of art school for wanting to paint like the Impressionist masters, but that’s the least of his problems:
He’s only Lester Gordon part of the time.
Sometimes he’s Louis Bétancourt, a painter of unfathomable talent who can create canvases good enough to fool all the experts on earth.
At other times, he’s a Jesuit priest named Father Gordon Humphries, who travels around the country giving Bétancourt’s paintings to regional museums.
And sometimes he reverts to Baby Les, a seven-year-old victim of abuse and neglect.
Dr. Cheryl Weissberg, a rookie psychologist, diagnoses him with multiple personality disorder and strives to unify Lester’s psyche.
She succeeds, but there’s a catch: When his personality is fragmented, Lester is docile and harmless; after he’s “cured,” he becomes capable of murder.
This gripping psychological thriller will make you want to lock the door, examine yourself in the mirror, and go searching for your childhood teddy bear.
Let’s hope you find it.
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In the realm of non-fiction, award-winning author Mark Spivak focuses on wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. His first book, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, was published by Lyons Press in 2012. He followed this with Moonshine Nation (Lyons Press, 2014), hailed as the definitive book on illegal corn whiskey in America. From 1994-1999 he was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post, and was honored for excellence in wine criticism “in a graceful and approachable style.” For two decades, he was the Wine & Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group and contributes to a number of national magazines. He is also the holder of the Certificate and Advanced Diplomas from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Mark’s first novel, Friend of the Devil, was published by Black Opal Books in May 2016. Set in Palm Beach in 1990, it tells the story of America’s most famous chef, who has sold his soul to the Devil for fame and fortune He followed this with two political thrillers: The American Crusade (a gripping political thriller set during the invasion of Iraq, which dips into the shadowy world of government conspiracy and political sabotage), and Impeachment. Forger represents a return to the subject that fascinates him the most: human obsession.