The Third Terrace of Purgatory


by K. R. Barker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/6/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781438926100

About the Book

Kirk Saunders is Creative Director of a New York based advertising agency, facing a battle for survival in the 1950s.  Haunted by his dreams, and with his personal life crumbling around him, Kirk fights to keep the business from plunging into bankruptcy. 


His struggle is, however, about to take a very different and personal turn when he meets Max Lombard. There’s something all too familiar about the enigmatic Lombard, but why? As their paths become more intertwined, a shocking realisation strikes Kirk.  He must act. But is he too late?


Discovery is the first book of the trilogy, The Third Terrace of Purgatory. It is a fast-paced psychological thriller following one man’s struggle to hold his life together in the face of adversity.


The title draws reference to Dante's Divine Comedy. Mount Purgatory has seven terraces, each one representing one of the seven deadly sins.  The Third Terrace represents Wrath, and the novel takes a contemporary view of anger and the journey towards ultimate redemption.


About the Author


Kevin Barker is 45 and a managing director of a large bank in the City of London.  He lives at home in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.


The Third Terrace of Purgatory is his first novel and part of a trilogy.