Friday, August 2, 2013

Tour Stop | Phantom Dreams by T.K. Harris

Book Title: Phantom Dreams
Author: T.K. Harris
Release Date: June 7th
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Length: 81,956 words, 273 pages
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Cover Design by: Benjamin Poelman and Tipping Point

Interview with Special Agent Jack Matthews

What is the driving force / motivation in your life?
Stopping the monsters. When I was a kid a good friend of mine's Mom was murdered by a serial killer. They never found the guy. I saw what it did to my friend and his family not only in losing his mom that way, but knowing that the guy who did it might never be brought to justice. I wanted to change that. Three years into my career, we found the bastard. Now he's serving 10 consecutive life terms. I'll never forget my friend's face the day I told him, "We got him, Tommy. We got him."

What crisis are you facing at the start of the story?
Ha. Where to start? For one, my last hunt for one of the monsters ended up with a gun shot wound to the leg. My fiancée decided that it was either her or the job and when I told her I couldn't quit, she left. We are looking at another possible serial killer case, possibly more brutal than I have seen in my career. But the worse part? On our last case, the monster killed the woman we were trying to save right in front of our eyes. I can still see the look in her eyes as she died and it haunts my dreams.

What makes this crisis such a challenge for you in particular?
Right now, it's the fact that I have been chasing serial killers for over six years now. I've seen so much shit, unbelievable shit. It seems like it's never ending.

How would you define ‘power’? Power?
Ha. That's a good one. I don't really think I have one. Over the years I have gotten good at tracking these killers down but to do that means you have to put yourself in their heads. Think like they think. I guess you could consider that a power, but mostly it feels like a curse. 

Do you consider yourself a moral / ethical person?
For the most part, yes. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that there are times I'd rather skip the justice part and just shoot the bastards myself. It's not like they ever gave their victims any justice. 

What would you never do, no matter the price?
Let the bastard's go.


FBI Special Agent Jack Matthews finds himself on yet another serial killer case, having barely recovered from the last disastrous hunt. Still stiff from a gun shot wound in his leg, under investigation for a botched job, and having lost his fiancée when she walked out on him, Jack is beginning to wonder if it isn’t time to move on to something new. But, for Jack, these cases are personal and he can’t say no. 

Marketing specialist Kathy Gilliam leads a fairly boring life. If she’s not working or caring for her ailing father, then she is doing whatever it takes to avoid going anywhere near crowds of people. Her few distractions include her friend Margo Longfellow, occasional hiking trips, and her increasingly alarming dreams of women dying.

As her nightmares cause her to begin to doubt her sanity, the media releases news of the “Coast-to-Coast Killer” and Kathy discovers her dreams may be related. In a moment of panic, Kathy does something that places her on the FBI’s “persons of interest” list. Suddenly, her life is set on a collision course with Jack who must decide if Kathy is the killer or destined to become a victim.

T.K. Harris was born in California and lived a gypsy sort of life traveling the world as a military brat. She has been writing since she was a child and as had several short stories published by various magazines, including one in Woman's World. She currently lives and works in Colorado as a Senior Solutions Architect and IT Instructor and has recently had her first novel, Phantom Dreams, published. She is looking forward to her next two books, already outlined and partially written. You can find out more at:

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