In this family saga, the first Adam Hampton builds a clothing manufacturing company from scratch. In his sixties he commits suicide and his son takes over the business. Adam II continues to build Hampton Industries until his reckless life style results in dementia. The courts turn the father’s estate and control of the business over to his son and he is interned in the West Wing of Hampton Manor while his son Adam Hampton III ruthlessly expands the business.
The destinies of five townspeople in the quiet community of Old Brooking, Connecticut are transformed as they converge with the Hampton family.
The interplay between Adam Hampton III and the townspeople provides a fast moving drama as each of the main characters vies for position.
The reader is exposed to a myriad of emotions moving in and out of their lives. They all have good reasons to hate the Hamptons, but one of them hires an Assassin to kill Adam III and his father and to burn Hampton Manor to the ground.
Hampton Manor ends with the assassin completing his mission during an exciting sequence of events that leaves the town of Old Brooking reeling.
Emotionally suspenseful and compelling, Hampton Manor is peopled with flawed, but well meaning characters.
Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from NYU with a BS in Management & Industrial Relations. His business career was spent in management and logistics consulting; experience that he has incorporated into his writing.
His debut novel centered on the exploits of Mark Matthews, a private investigator turned FBI agent. In Blood Money Mark helps topple an association funneling money to terrorist organizations. It was published as an ebook in November, 2011.
Hampton Manor is a multi-genre work about three generations of the Hampton family in the peacful community of Old Brooking, Connecticut and their interactions with five townspeople. One of the five hires an assassin to kill Adam Hampton and his father and to burn Hampton Manor to the ground. The resulting sequence of events leaves the town reeling. Hampton Manor is an emotional rollercoaster that doesn't come to a stop until the last word is read. Hampton Manor was published as an e-book April 12, 2012
Fatal Dose, the second Mark Matthews Mystery exposes a drug mafia distributing counterfeit prescription drugs. Mark tangles with Marco Vennuti who is responsible for the death of an FBI agent and his family and finds himself protecting his lover from the threat of the psychopathic killer.
Everyman, Revisited, Ken's latest novel takes narrative license from a fifteenth century.
The book is also available at these venues in addition to the amazon link.
The Fiction Works (Ray Hoy Publisher)
Smashwords link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/151284