by Kenneth G. Bennett
Genres: suspense, post-apocalyptic science fiction
Word count: 112,000
Joe Stanton is in agony: out of his mind over the death of his young daughter.
Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.
What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast — from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound — are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.
With the help of his girlfriend, Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. The couple begins to perceive its significance — and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity.
Exodus 2022 is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK
Kenneth, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
EXODUS 2022 concerns a cataclysmic “migration” that occurs in the year 2022. The nature of this migration is not fully understood until well into the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sheldon Beck, the villain, was a blast to create because he is far more powerful and evil than even he comprehends at the beginning of the story.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
If we can’t take better care of the planet we better be prepared to face the consequences and the consequences are not pretty.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
That the book caused them to think about the planet and non-human species in a new way.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Normally I offer copies of books I’ve reviewed to subscribers as a thank you. But you can’t have this one. Buy your own copy. It’s mine.”
Where can people learn more about your writing?