Digital Journal Interview with Max Tomlinson about his novel Lethal Dispatch
Max Tomlinson, author of “Sendero” (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel “Lethal Dispatch”.
“Tomlinson’s princely, epic debut spans decades in a Peruvian family’s separation and reunion amid political unrest and terrorist atrocities.Elaborate and robust; a prime example of history and histrionics juggled with equal precision.” – Kirkus Reviews
“There are two main rebel groups operating in Peru, both leftist: The “Sendero Luminoso” (Shining Path) and the “Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru” (Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement). Both groups arose in response to Peru’s entrenched system of race and class based discrimination, which has deeply impoverished most of the country’s population, especially citizens of indigenous descent. Therefore most members and supporters of the “Shining Path” and the “Tupac Amaru Movement” belong(ed) to the poor and forgotten class of the population. “Sendero Luminoso” and the “Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru” both seek(ed) to overthrow the existing Peruvian government and impose their own communist regimes.” – LimaEasy
“The plot for SENDERO first came to me one night in the jungles of Peru. Sitting in the dark with a group of intrepid travelers, waiting for tapirs and other night creatures to show up, I was immersed in the sights and sounds of that fantastic country, and all I had seen and read. The tapirs never appeared that night but Nina, Miguel and the other characters of SENDERO began to come out of the dark and take shape.” – author, Max Tomlinson