After a night out, Jack has no memory of the past twenty-four hours. Who is the naked beauty he discovers in his hotel room? How did a severed head get in the trunk of his Mustang convertible? Is he a murderer? Before he can answer these questions, Madson finds himself helping former childhood friend, Tom Dougherty, now the FBI’s chief of East Coast Operations, get disentangled from a blackmail scam. However, as his investigation proceeds, Madson uncovers a criminal organization that specializes in the most monstrous of enterprises: global human trafficking, run from abandoned tunnels deep beneath the streets of New York City and directed by a coterie of intellectual thugs known as the Kafka Society. Once again, the reader follows Madson through a wealth of evil and exotic pleasures before the exciting conclusion of this thrilling page-turner.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The Jack Madson series began with a first title A Man of Indeterminate Value and has now moved along to a second title The Kafka Society. Growing up, I was fascinated by television writers like Rod Serling and Richard Matheson who wrote genuinely compelling stories that grabbed the audience from the first and kept them wanting more because the stories were so compelling. Still, parallel to a plot that left audiences breathless these were writers who used science fiction/fantasy as a metaphor for real and true social commentary.
The Kafka Society, my latest Madson novel, is about as edgy and surreal as it gets taking the reader into the bowels of underground New York to the Casanova Club, a sex haven, where a band of pseudo-intellectual thugs known as the Kafka Society engage in the most heinous of crimes: human trafficking. Perhaps, even more telling is the fact that Jack Madson’s best friend from high school, Tom Dougherty, now Assistant Director of the FBI, is the man who formed and now runs “The Society.”
Asked by Dougherty to rid him of sexy blackmailer-porn star, Havana Spice, Jack agrees but finds himself plunged into a nightmare world where pursued by gangsters, cranked-up Hells Angel drug runners, and a cadre of elite killers, Madson, who has been called “an anti-hero for the 21st century”, must try to survive while extricating both his daughter and Havana from the steely grips of some of the most dangerous men on the planet.
Is the Kafka Society a metaphor for contemporary society. You bet it is!