Minor Obsession

by Kerry Deminski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 03/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781585009510

About the Book

Neil Bradley, a psychologist and successful author, begins interviewing sexual predators, who have served time in prison, in order to gather material for his next book. Within days after the recently released convicts arrive, the small town of Oak Hill is rocked by the abduction of several children. Sergeant Steve Anderson is jealous of Bradley, who is dating the police officer's former lover, but nevertheless asks for the psychologist's assistance in cracking the case.

This graphic depiction lays bare the psyches of fetish-driven criminals whose only concern is their own twisted sexual gratification. Balance this disturbing type of crime with the unflagging determination of the local police officers to quickly solve it, and the result is this gripping novel.

About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer's life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates.

Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and shouldering heavy blocks of ice into hundreds of homes in that financially-depressed region. During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year. Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.