|About the Book|
The Dark Side of Lust is a psychological thriller that features an antagonist who harbors an abnormal sex drive thats garnished with a heavy dose of malignant narcissism. Combined with a negative borderline personality complex, it adds up to theMoreThe Dark Side of Lust is a psychological thriller that features an antagonist who harbors an abnormal sex drive thats garnished with a heavy dose of malignant narcissism. Combined with a negative borderline personality complex, it adds up to the worst kind of narcissism: the kind where the antagonist is capable of killing. Homer Houseman personifies the human male out of control. Hes the living portrait of a walking, talking sadist roaming wild in society. And he couldnt care less about the human wreckage left in his wake, exemplifying the typical sociopath tendencies hiding within him. Satisfying his unrelenting urges is his main concern- the resulting consequences be damned. Thus, the villain antagonist of The Dark Side of Lust is the shocking quintessential combination of malignant narcissist and unrepentant sociopath, a common mixture in criminal psychology. Its story line explores the aberrant parameters of behavior lurking inside the mentally and socially arrested antagonist, who happens to be a chief of police of one of Iron Citys police departments precincts. Hes a living, breathing time bomb bursting with sexual desires that cannot be denied or channeled into more harmless pursuits, despite his being sworn to uphold the law. These gnawing persistent hidden urges will soon explode--if not satisfied or arrested--until the next time the similar feelings rise and hasten his out-of-control behavior toward attractive young women. To stop this desecration will become the task and responsibility of the transferred detective protagonist Bart Lane, who--slowly but surely--will zero in on Homer Houseman, his boss in the new precinct assignment. At first he will just be suspicious. Then his curiosity as a detective will push him into investigating the incredible, while involved in the missing-persons cases of three young women, although still not aware that the assignment was just to keep the energetic, ambitious detective out of the chiefs hair. This off-shoot assignment becomes an oblique mission of mercy without Bart Lanes planning--at first--until the reason for its resolving rises to expedient necessity. The reality is that he has no choice in the matter, since to him its the morally right thing to do. He has to put his career on the line to stop a crime against the innocent victims of what looks looks like a serial missing-persons epidemic that might turn out to be a homicide epidemic, before he can claim mission accomplished. As a result Bart senses he has improved and grown as a detective as well as a concerned human being, extending himself to help the weak overcome the strong.