Seeds of Iniquity is NOT a prequel about Fredrik Gustavsson as previously stated. It is a brand new present day book.
Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.
Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.
So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.
Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.
Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?
J.A. Redmerski talks about why she chose not to do a Fredrik Gustavsson prequel with SEEDS OF INIQUITY…
My original idea for the series, In the Company of Killers, was to eventually write a backstory book for each of the main characters. With Fredrik Gustavsson’s history with Seraphina being so volatile and bloody and sexual, I thought that beginning the backstory books with him would be the best place to start. However, after THE SWAN & THE JACKAL released, I admit that reader opinions played a hand in my decision not to do it. Many readers, while although they enjoyed THE SWAN & THE JACKAL, expressed their disappointment in the 4th book, SEEDS OF INIQUITY, being a prequel—and their arguments were, in my opinion, very justified. They didn’t want to read a book that they already knew what had become of one of the main characters.
However, on the flip-side of things, I still think it’s important that readers know Fredrik’s (and everyone else’s) backstory. And I didn’t want to disappoint all of the readers who did want the fourth book to be a prequel. So I decided that to please both sides, I won’t write full-length prequels, but will still be telling all of the character’s backstories throughout the series in bits and pieces.
Lastly, I came to the realization that prequels would only slow the series down instead of driving it forward with current events.
Who knows? I might write their backstories as novellas at some point, but right now I want to keep this series moving forward because these characters have so much yet to go through in future books! J
About the author:
J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese.
She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.