PUBLICATION DATE: 26-06-2012
Mad in Pursuit is a dark story of unfortunate circumstances, triggered by an over protective instinct embedded in the main character's relationship with her brother. Rita Dean and her brother Jack are close... unhealthily close. When Rita learns from her brother's partner, Carol, that he has up and left for Paris to live the life of a bohemian writer, she goes hot in pursuit after him. We learn from the outset that Rita is gay and frequents the London scene. Rita takes an apartment in the Clichy district of Paris and against a backdrop of civil unrest, a heavy police presence, and a string of murders, searches for her brother, who is being treated for manic depression. In her mad pursuit Rita becomes involved in a set of circumstances that have horrifying consequences for her and those around her.
Nicholas Gray, now retired, has a Secondary School education, and completed a year's foundation course in Social Sciences with the Open University as a mature student. He worked in industry until his mid-thirties, when he transferred to the social services. His work in the social services was mostly involved in mental health, and with casualties of drug and alcohol abuse. His interest in literature began in Primary School and, to a varying degree, remained with him throughout the years. He has travelled widely and has been married for forty years