It’s my very great pleasure to support lovely Kelly of Love Books Group on Linda’s Book Bag by staying in with A.D. Pascal, who hails from Italy, for this blog tour.
Staying in with A.D. PASCAL
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
It’s my first time in Linda Book’s Bag, so I am excited and proud at the same time.
It’s lovely to have you here! Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
As well as my latest book, Fatal Longevity, I decided to do things a bit differently to others you’ve stayed in with Linda and I’ve chosen a set of books by other authors too.
First, it’s a blockbuster of the ancient times, The Interpretation of Dreams by Artemidorus of Ephesus, who lived in the second century AD. It has been in circulation for centuries and is now available even as an e-book. The book is dedicated to the fascinating world of dreams.
How interesting! I confess I hadn’t heard of it before.
Second, The Sign of the Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle. A must for any thriller lover, like me.
That’s much more familiar to me A.D..
Finally, Blue Notes, Still Frames by Colin Bell, a novel that takes places in Brighton in the 90s. Busker Joe lives on the beach with his flute and his troubled girlfriend, Victoria, a singer. Some different characters meet up around the beach. Past and present mix together.
That’s another I need to find out more about. Thank you for introducing it. So, what can we expect from an evening in with Fatal Longevity?
A journey around the world…
Five high-flyers die in strange circumstances in different continents
All five deaths are put down to natural causes, so there is, apparently, no connection.
The book starts on the edge of a swimming pool in Portofino, Italy. Here a wealthy trader with a mysterious past is found dead in his villa under suspicious circumstances. A quick forensic investigation discovers that he was probably poisoned by an exotic jellyfish, which is found only in Australia.
How could this animal get there and kill the trader without being captured?
You’ve got me intrigued already!
One strange death is chance. Two is a coincidence. But five…?
David, an intelligence analyst and Liz, his television journalist girlfriend, suspect there is a connection.
David suspects the existence of a “ghost” serial killer, able to disappear, leaving no clues. But is that true or is just the dream of an imaginative analyst?
In the background, Goran, a smart businessman chases his dream: prolonging human life well beyond 150 years in perfect health.
But longevity can prove fatal.
I think Fatal Longevity sounds brilliant.
What else have you brought along this evening and why have you brought it?
I’ve brought some good food, including pizza and cakes, as I am Italian, a Star Wars’ movie and some friends of mine.
I’m so glad you brought pizza. I would have been very disappointed if you hadn’t! As we’re only just past May 4th I think the Star Wars movie will be a perfect way to end our evening as we eat pizza!
In addition, music, I’m used to writing while listening music.
I can reveal a secret. In Fatal Longevity, all the chapter headings are names of songs from various famous artists, such as Genesis, Queen, Pink Floyd, U2, Elton John and George Michael. At the end of the book there’s a code that discloses the complete list on my website.
That’s some song list A.D.. And how exciting to have this secret revealed here on Linda’s Book Bag. Thank you so much for staying in with me. Let me end our evening by telling everyone more about Fatal Longevity whilst you load up Star Wars and serve up the pizza.
Five people at the height of their success die suddenly in different parts of the world. A villa in Portofino and a terrace in Capri, both in Italy. A flight to Singapore. A beach in Santorini, Greece. A luxury resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. All five are filed as “death by natural causes”. No doubts, no links.
But an intelligence analyst and his television journalist girlfriend suspect there is a connection. And follow a trail of unusual coincidences.
Meanwhile, a brilliant businessman chases a dream: prolonging human life to over 150 years. And in perfect health. An ambitious goal. That entices the billionaires club: the privileged few who own over half of the world’s wealth. The human mind possesses hidden talents. You just need to know how to make the most of them.
But longevity can prove fatal.
Published on 2nd March 2020, Fatal Longevity is available for purchase here.
About A. D. Pascal
A.D. Pascal is an Italian writer. He lives in Milan. After graduating, he started his career as an economic journalist. Then worked as a marketing manager for multinationals.
He wrote several books on management as a ghostwriter.
In his own words:
“Writing has always been my passion and the base of my activities. My purpose was to present facts and figures in a stimulating way.
Later, I realized that I would also be able to create exciting works of fiction.
Fatal Longevity is the first of a series of books I am working on. They will all combine real events with just a pinch of imagination”.