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This is a fantastic, genre-bending series that weaves together the best mystery, visionary, and speculative fiction elements. With characters that span across books and time, The Rewired Series explores what plagues humanity and the impact each person can have while leaving you with the promise of a better tomorrow. Alexander Mukte wraps all of these themes inside edge-of-your-seat, engaging mysteries with larger-than-life characters you’ll want to revisit again and again.
A fast-paced and thought-provoking mystery that will keep you on your toes until the very end. The Recruiter is an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable start to the series, full of intriguing twists and turns.
Leslie may be an idealist, but she's no fool. She trusts her boss, Ori, implicitly. He has vision, principles, and a way with people. When a bomb is detonated at work, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of events. All of a sudden, their lives are on the line, and every choice matters.
Is Ori who she thinks he is? Why would anyone want to hurt him? And how do they get out of this mess? Leslie doesn't have it all figured out, but what becomes clear is that there's a lot the world doesn't know about Ori Clayborn.
Jessica is driven to make a difference by uncovering the truth. Investigative reporting is her life. One day she gets a unique assignment that leads her back to her hometown and into Ori's orbit. What will she find, and what's her role in this?
The Recruiter is a captivating, imaginative story that draws you in deeper and deeper, page-by-page. Alexander Mukte creates a universe that pulls you in and doesn't let you go.
read an excerpt...
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” -- Martin Luther King Jr.
“Did you think we were going to let you get away with it?” The man’s voice was both incredulous and triumphant. The light from the full moon began to fill the room as Ori’s eyes adjusted. He inhaled deeply. The man continued as if he was talking to himself, “We knew you were up to something. Did you actually think that you stood a chance?” Ori surveyed the room. He squinted to focus on his surroundings.
“Are you listening to me?” the man continued speaking while Ori remained silent, not acknowledging him. Ori made out three bodies in the room with him: one talking, one holding a flashlight, and a third one close to what looked like the door.
The shack was an old cabin but was well built. No lights were turned on, nor was there a fire burning, so as not to attract any unwanted attention. The natural moonlight was perfect to illuminate most of the space. In the areas where the moonlight did not reach, there was the glow of a bright flashlight. This flashlight was suddenly pointed directly into Ori’s eyes.
about Alexander Mutke
Alexander had an active imagination his whole life, but it wasn’t until the birth of his son that he began putting the stories in his mind on paper. He wanted to be an example of someone pursuing his passion, dreaming big, and taking chances.
Alexander loves people, their stories, and their backgrounds as well as what shapes them, how they think, and what they dream about. He has a passion for learning and is known by most as an intensely curious person who eagerly soaks up anything and everything he can. He dreamt of a career that allowed him to learn new things every day. In writing, he has found a life that allows him to do just that.
After graduating with a degree in business, Alexander volunteered in the U.S. Peace Corps where he aided in creating sustainable small business ventures in Central America. Before taking this leap of faith, Alexander did Business Development and Consulting for large domestic and international companies. These experiences weave themselves into the characters, places and stories he creates.
An avid traveler, Alexander enjoys exploring new places with his family. He was raised in Southeastern Arizona, and now calls Georgia home, along with his wife and two sons.
The Recruiter is Alexander’s first novel, though perhaps the 39th in his mind. We hope you enjoy it, and Deeply Rooted Dreams, as much as we have.
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more personal "stuff about Alexander Mutke...
If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
Every person I tried to sell a timeshare to during that internship in college.
If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
A dragon, but the benevolent type. Think Sisu.
How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
As a reader, I’m a non-fiction guy. I’m not sure that I know the rules when it comes to fiction or any particular genre. I just had these stories and characters in my mind that went from being passive daydreams to become so vivid that they no longer let me sleep. As I began writing, the novel started as a mystery or thriller, but then the plot and themes expanded and deepened. As ideas that are considered more sci-fi started to emerge, I gut-checked with my wife, like, is this ok? Is this too much? She liked where I was going, told me to trust myself, and reminded me that this is a benefit of self-publishing. So, I don’t know how to compare my writing to that of other authors, but I focus on keeping the essence of the story positive and not being afraid to stretch the readers’ imagination.
What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?
I’m very cautious of who I receive advice from, and I can’t recall anyone who knows about writing giving me bad advice. A friend and former colleague who has published a book told me, “Write what you know,” and “pay someone to design a good cover,” which I thought was good advice. One more thing another acquaintance said, which is more of a point well taken than a piece of advice, was, “A lot of people can write, but the hard part is coming up with an interesting story that will grab and keep someone’s attention.”
Are the experiences in this book based on someone you know or events in your own life?
These books are not based on my life, but I do weave in things from personal experience. I live in Atlanta, I was in the corporate world for a long time, I’ve spent time in Central America, dreams really impact me, etc. Ori is intended to resemble me aesthetically, but I can’t claim much more than that.a Rafflecopter giveaway