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Meet Suzanne Burke…

Hello, bloggers!

I am pleased to introduce you to RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S “SPOTLIGHT”Author of February, Suzanne Burke! Suzanne is an awesomely supportive member of the club and I couldn’t be happier to show her support today. I hope you’ll join me in promoting her.

I am so delighted to be featured here on my journey as a very grateful Rave Reviews Book Club “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR Blog Tour Participant.

“Acts Beyond Redemption” Special Agent Mike Matheson is head of the FBI Task Force hunting down those responsible for eighteen extremely brutal murders. After five-long years of no leads, and a continuous stream of dead bodies, the ‘Countdown Murders’ task force are burned out, and readying themselves for a guilt ridden future.

None more so than Mike Matheson.

Mike Matheson is a ticking time bomb, of hopeless frustration, and rage

Meet him below.

The imaginary interview is being conducted by CNN Correspondent Marisa Clarke (Another character from the book.)


A Character Interview with FBI Special Agent, Mike Matheson.

Q. Thanks for joining me, Special Agent Matheson. You haven’t given an interview of this nature before. Why did you consent to this one?

A. The Director, strongly recommended I do this Miss Clarke. He was quite insistent.

Q. So if this were a criminal trial you’d be viewed as a hostile witness? Would you agree?

A. I don’t have the damned luxury of time to waste here. What good will this do? Are you planning on finding me my killers, Miss Clarke?

Q. Surely, the publicity can’t hurt, Agent Matheson. Perhaps someone will recall something, something small, perhaps only significant to you and your team. That is possible don’t you agree?

A. Possible? That’s the only reason I’m still sitting here. Of course, it’s possible. But, probable? I doubt it. We have followed up thousands of possible leads since the ‘Countdown Murders’ began, Miss Clarke. None of them, and I do mean NONE of them panned out.”

Q. Describe the case if you will.”

A. We have eighteen dead men, all of them tortured before death. I’ve seen many corpses in my career, but never anything remotely like these.

Q. Why was only the first image of the victims made public, Agent Matheson?

A. The second images will live in my teams’ nightmares for the rest of our lives, Miss Clarke. They were deemed, unfit for public viewing.

Q. I see. Let’s move on, if I may. What do all the victims have in common, anything you can share?”

A. They are all very dead, Miss Clarke. That is the ultimate common denominator. We have deliberately withheld much of the detail. We must be able to clearly identify the perpetrator if we detain them. Only the real killer will know the explicit details.

Q “What can you share?”

A. I can and will share physicality and shared vicinity. Let me check them off for you.

1. All the deceased are male. 2. They vary in age between twenty and thirty years of age, with twenty-eight being the best median range. 3. They were all well-built and athletic at the time of death.

4. The bodies were all found on the outskirts of small towns.

5. We can find no record of them existing anywhere until shortly before their brutal deaths. These people simply didn’t exist. No social security, no IRS records, no birth records, no school details, nothing! They all appeared to have come into existence only in the years immediately preceding their murders.

Q. How is that even possible?

A. It would have taken a great deal of money, and influence, to create entirely new persona’s as appears to be the situation we have here.

Q. Could they have been operatives working for another agency?

A. That has been investigated, and discounted.

Q. Why is that, Agent Matheson?

A. I will not discuss matters of National Security here.

Q So that’s a possible yes, Agent Matheson?

A. This interview is over.

Q. I have more questions.

A. Fine. Ask the Director.

Mike Matheson stood, and with a curt nod he exited quickly from the room.

The interview ended … with frustration on one part, and anger on the other.

The interviewer made a promise to her viewers to speak to FBI Director Ted Prendergast.

He was assassinated by an unknown sniper before that interview could take place.


WHAT? Soooz you can’t just leave it there! Seriously?

Oh yes I can.

This is so much fun. Thanks for joining me here today. I hope you’ll stop by again along the tour. Again my grateful thanks to Rave Reviews Book Club for this amazing opportunity, and to my generous host.




Acts Beyond Redemption takes you on a twisted, deadly, journey.

Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders.

The team are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads.
Their nightmares are stripping them to the bone.

Nothing has prepared them for this.
Someone on the inside is deflecting their weary eyes away from an incomprehensible and shattering truth.

Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things?

Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive?




Suzanne Burke lives, laughs, writes and enjoys her life in the beautiful harbor-side city of Sydney Australia.

She is a mother and grandmother, now in her sixties, and considers every moment of every day as a precious treasure to be valued and explored, and not simply endured.

Her non-fiction works are written under the pen-name of Stacey Danson.

They are both challenging and thought provoking works covering the earliest years of her life, the topic of child abuse and the PTSD that accompanied her into her later years are not, by virtue of their subject matter an easy or comfortable read, yet so many have read them. She will be forever grateful that her readers have assisted in raising the awareness into this painful and enduring evil.

An awareness that is vital in any efforts to stem this tide of inhuman acts perpetrated on the most innocent of us all … the children.

She escapes into the world of fiction in her thriller and suspense novels, continually exploring other genres such as paranormal and dystopian, and always delighting in the magical escapism offered in the written word.

She is an avid reader and reviewer who enjoys sharing the works she explores.


Follow Suzanne online:

Facebook – @StaceyandSuzie
Twitter handle @pursoot

Thanks so much for joining us today on Suzanne’s “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour! Catch more of her exciting month by visiting the RRBC site. Lots more fantastic things going on and you DO NOT want to miss any of it!!

Until next time……………Happy Reading & Reviewing!!

34 thoughts on “Meet Suzanne Burke…”

  1. I loved the interview, Soooz – especially the way you left it: “Oh yes I can!” Excellent! That’ll keep me smiling all day long. I’m thinking Clint Eastwood! Thanks for hosting, Mar!

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  2. That was an intense interview. Most interesting that the victims had no record of existence before their demise. This book sounds spine-tingling!
    Best wishes to Soooz and thanks to Marlena for hosting.

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  3. Find the killer for so many dead people can make a detective cranky! Where does one begin? How does one proceed? I suppose I won’t find out until I read the book. 🙂 Thank you, Marlena, for hosting her.

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