A QUEST FOR EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE LEADS TO A DARK PLACE
The Benevolent Terrorist is a thinking person’s adventure story, in the vein of various novels by Graham Greene, Robert Stone, and Patricia Highsmith. It tells the tale of a troubled young American named Jack who’s been wandering the world for extended periods on an increasingly desperate quest for excitement and adventure. Jack is traveling with a likable and beautiful Australian woman, who are quickly getting fed up with him. In Athens, they meet a mysterious loner, an ex-Army guy who recently finished working construction in Tunisia. The unlikely trio travels to a Greek island where a romantic triangle develops. Jack’s deep desire to escape boredom and his theory of benevolent terrorism-fighting terrorists with terror – lead the two men on a dark and violent adventure. The novel explores with intelligence a number of the disturbing aspects of life and artfully straddles the boundary between commercial and literary fiction.
“A fantastic, existentialist thriller with visceral charm…offers a trio of vivid character studies while filling [the narrative] with sinister tension…sharp, philosophical, and occasionally surreal prose.”— Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Danny Wynn is action writer who has previously written a novella called “Man from the Sky,” set in Majorca, and a collage novel called “Lucien And I,” set in Istanbul, New York City, and Wainscott, New York. Before turning to full-time action writing, he was an executive in the music industry. He has lived and worked in New York City, London, and Los Angeles, and now resides in the West Village with his wife and two children.