The Conspirators: A Novel

Henning, Elizabeth
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My book tackles the fundamental questions Who am I? and Why am I here? from the perspective of a detective story. The book is divided into three parts. In the first part, the protagonist is kidnapped and spends several days in captivity. His literal removal from everything and everyone he has ever known sends him on a search for the true nature of his identity. At the end of Part I, the hero is given a mission and has to choose whether or not to see it through. During Part II, the hero takes on a new identity in order to infiltrate a secret society. Here he encounters the question of how far a human being can go in pretending to be someone or something he is not and still retain his sense of self. He is also forced to answer the question of whether or not it is ever right to take justice into his own hands. He meets several characters along the way, all of whom have different answers to these important questions. The hero will have to choose an answer for himself at the climax of the story. In Part III, the questions that have been brewing all along culminate in a big decision for the hero. He realizes that his choices will determine who he is and who he will become.

Novel., Creative Writing., Philosophy., Literature.