|About the Book|
The life of Tom Hawthorne seems to be going nowhere. He has no job, no money, he still lives with his mother, and when he falls out with his only two friends and his girlfriend leaves him, he starts to think that things couldnt possibly get anyMoreThe life of Tom Hawthorne seems to be going nowhere. He has no job, no money, he still lives with his mother, and when he falls out with his only two friends and his girlfriend leaves him, he starts to think that things couldnt possibly get any worse.But after an unexpected meeting with a mysterious and sinister stranger, his life is turned upside down. He quickly finds himself immersed in a dangerous criminal world, and although at first it is exciting and profitable, before long Tom pays the ultimate price for his actions when he is ruthlessly murdered after a drug deal gone wrong by a possessed and demonic killer...However, this turns out to be only the beginning for Tom, as a powerful and enigmatic being known only as The Designer grants him a second chance at life.But why? He soon learns that there is a lot more to his existence than he had first believed, and that the hardships he had experienced in his previous life, had actually been building him up and leading him to a certain point in time, towards a destiny he could never have possibly imagined....But fulfilling this destiny proves to be difficult, and he finds himself in a desperate race to save the people he loves, not only from a gang of violent criminals who believe he has wronged them, but also from a dark and malevolent force that will stop at nothing to make sure he doesnt become the person The Designer has planned for him to be, and carry out the fate that has been mapped before for him.The real battle, however, is within himself, as he struggles to come to terms with the destiny that has been bestowed upon him...Design Of Life is a fast-paced, action-packed supernatural thriller laced with black comedy. It is the debut novel from Martyn Anthony Rich.