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About The Rewired Series
This is a fantastic, genre-bending series that weaves together the best mystery, visionary, and speculative fiction elements. With characters that span across books and time, The Rewired Series explores what plagues humanity and the impact each person can have while leaving you with the promise of a better tomorrow. Alexander Mukte wraps all of these themes inside edge-of-your-seat, engaging mysteries with larger-than-life characters you’ll want to revisit again and again.
About The Recruiter
A fast-paced and thought-provoking mystery that will keep you on your toes until the very end. The Recruiter is an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable start to the series, full of intriguing twists and turns.
Leslie may be an idealist, but she’s no fool. She trusts her boss, Ori, implicitly. He has vision, principles, and a way with people. When a bomb is detonated at work, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of events. All of a sudden, their lives are on the line, and every choice matters.
Is Ori who she thinks he is? Why would anyone want to hurt him? And how do they get out of this mess?
Leslie doesn’t have it all figured out, but what becomes clear is that there’s a lot the world doesn’t know about Ori Clayborn.
Jessica is driven to make a difference by uncovering the truth. Investigative reporting is her life. One day she gets a unique assignment that leads her back to her hometown and
into Ori’s orbit. What will she find, and what’s her role in this?
The Recruiter is a captivating, imaginative story that draws you in deeper and deeper, page-by-page. Alexander Mukte creates a universe that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go.
Interview with author Alexander Mukte
Can you describe your dream home?
My dream home would be on at least ten acres, surrounded by old-growth forest. The house would be modern and spacious with large windows and immaculate views of nature in almost every room. There would be plenty of covered outdoor space with comfortable seating. The house would have heated floors, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a gym, an indoor swimming pool, and a large wine cellar. Before the forest edge, there would be a basketball and tennis court. Beyond that, I’d want nature trails to enjoy the wildflowers and other greenery.
If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
It would depend upon the season. If you came when it’s cold outside, I’d either make chicken and dumplings or, if you’re vegetarian, a white bean soup, and my wife would make cornbread. I’ve also been told that I make a delicious teriyaki honey glazed salmon. So, if you came during a warmer part of the year, I would make that with some roasted potatoes and a nice arugula salad. Or, again, if you’re a vegetarian, I’d make some black bean enchiladas, with my wife’s homemade guacamole and pico de gallo.
Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
When I receive my first fan letter, that will be a big day. The Recruiter is my debut novel and was just published last year, right before the pandemic hit. So far, I’ve mainly received encouraging e-mails and text messages from friends and family, as well as reviews. One cool comment that I’ve heard from a few people is that though they typically aren’t big readers, they really enjoyed The Recruiter, which made them want to discover more novels. That made me feel great.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book. Where would you most likely want to go?
I would love to go to Japan. I’ve never been. Not only does it look beautiful with picturesque landscapes, but the Japanese culture seems to be one of appreciation for history. I love that in Japan, people have kept a record of cherry tree blossoms for over 1200 years, dating back to 812AD. If they’ve kept records of cherry tree blossoms dating that far back, I wonder what else they have records of. I bet some really cool stuff.
Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?
The covers for both The Recruiter and Deeply Rooted Dreams were created by a designer that goes by the name Cakamura. We collaborated through the site 99Designs.
Read an Excerpt of The Recruiter
Leslie’s ears were ringing as she began to regain her senses. She saw Ori kneeling over her. His lips were moving, but she was having trouble making out his words. Slowly she realized he was asking, “Are you ok?” She nodded feebly, and he extended his hand to pull her up to sitting.
Panic rose in her chest. She must have blacked out. She started looking around, trying to piece together what happened and if everyone was ok. Past Ori she saw fire and smoke coming from a car. And a few feet away from him, she saw Roger sitting and holding his head. She realized there was a pounding in her own head as well.
Ori touched her shoulder, and she realized he was saying something else to her. She tried to focus. “We’ve got to get you and Roger inside where it’s safe,” Ori was saying.
“Isn’t that your car?” Leslie asked.
“Don’t worry about it; everything is ok. We need to get inside where it’s safe,” Ori said.
“What about Ms. Hetty?” Leslie asked.
“She’s okay; she was inside the building,” Ori said. “Are you ok to stand up?”
Leslie noticed that Roger made his way over to her and extended his hand to help her up. Leslie took both of their hands, and the two men helped her to her feet.
Jordan appeared as well as a flood of other employees. Ori yelled, “Everyone, stay in the building, away from the windows. Jordan, call the police.”
About Author Alexander Mukte
Alexander had an active imagination his whole life, but it wasn’t until the birth of his son that he began putting the stories in his mind on paper. He wanted to be an example of someone pursuing his passion, dreaming big, and taking chances.
Alexander loves people, their stories, and their backgrounds as well as what shapes them, how they think, and what they dream about. He has a passion for learning and is known by most as an intensely curious person who eagerly soaks up anything and everything he can. He dreamt of a career that allowed him to learn new things every day. In writing, he has found a life that allows him to do just that.
After graduating with a degree in business, Alexander volunteered in the U.S. Peace Corps where he aided in creating sustainable small business ventures in Central America. Before taking this leap of faith, Alexander did Business Development and Consulting for large domestic and international companies. These experiences weave themselves into the characters, places and stories he creates.
An avid traveler, Alexander enjoys exploring new places with his family. He was raised in Southeastern Arizona, and now calls Georgia home, along with his wife and two sons.
The Recruiter is Alexander’s first novel, though perhaps the 39th in his mind. We hope you
enjoy it, and Deeply Rooted Dreams, as much as we have.
Deeply Rooted Dreams
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/deeply-rooted-dreams/id1553351240
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