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I write fiction, non-fiction and screenplays
For those who want to be entertained, but also seek to dig deeper into the world we live in.
Ready for a shift in understanding?
Welcome to the world of paradigm shifts.
Welcome to my world!
A paradigm shift is something that allows us not only to see the cracks in the system, but actually come to realize that the core itself of the systems that make up our world are but an illusion.
Or perhaps not an illusion, but a lie.
A lie so great it stretches beyond our perceptive horizon.
A horizon that, paradoxically, lies within ourselves.
Paradigm shifts basically make us realize that a deeper truth exists, and sometimes this deeper truth unravels our current view of the world shaking us to the core.
At other times, the view of the world that has been put into question is of such magnitude and importance to us, as individuals and as a society, that the very fabric that holds us all together could be torn to shreds.
And the closer to home, the more it will hurt us to admit that what we thought was true—or perfectly logical—was never in fact so.
Or not for the reasons we believed in.
The paradigms that I question and will be questioning in my new series of thrillers—Paradigm Shift Thrillers—are huge. Some might be easy to accept, others though, will most likely be seen as mere fiction, a figment of my imagination, nothing to do with the world at large or each reader in particular … a view you might choose to have for your own emotional protection.
However, deep inside, we all know that something isn't right with the world.
What is it, though, exactly, that isn't right?
And how is it not right?
And what can be done about it?
The first step is to come to recognize the fact that certain beliefs—certain aspects of what we see as being "true"— might actually have a completely different connotation if we shift our angle of perception.
If we engage in a paradigm shift.
This, sometimes, is enough to take us down a rabbit hole from which we will return changed, perhaps even scarred, but hopefully much wiser.
I hope you enjoy the ride, for once you face the biggest lies of all, once you're willing to take the proverbial bull by the horns and question what you might perhaps hold most dear, there is little to lose and a lot to gain.
You can also choose to read these novels as mere fiction.
Which they are.
The Galapagos Agenda
A PARADIGM SHIFT THRILLER BOOK 1
MAX VILLALOBOS is the gifted son of a corporate tycoon. His dream is to make it on his own, even if that means going against his powerful father who has far different plans when it comes to Max’s future.
In order to prove who’s “boss” the infamous billionaire, Roy Villalobos, stages Max’s own kidnapping using their personal Chief of Security. The plan backfires with a near escape, and an explosion that kills Max’s girlfriend, turning the tables on Max’s original plans.
With the cloud of murder hanging over his head, Roy Villalobos offers to sort things out for Max, suggesting his son disappear until the air clears. But when Max arrives aboard the Galapagos Treasure on his way to the Cook Islands, he discovers that not only has he become Suspect #1, but his murdered beloved just happened to be an undercover MI-5 agent on a mission to infiltrate the family and investigate Max’s father for multiple crimes.
Yet the biggest crime of all is about to occur…
Fellow authors and NY Times as well as International Bestsellers
THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA is my kind of thriller ... a tremendously good novel.
—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling co-creator of the famed Pendergast series of thrillers.
A sweeping international thriller —reminding us that true predators live closer than we think.
—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times author of suspense.
Yachts exploding, luxury cruise ships, sunken treasure, hammerhead sharks and a plethora of bad guys. Put this on your to read list!
—Robert Dugoni, NY Times Bestselling Author of MURDER ONE
A cross between Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ian Fleming,
—Gayle Lynds - New York Times best-selling author of THE ASSASSINS
In his English debut novel, Wild takes on billionaire excess, corporate abuse and geopolitics, all in a thrilling story set against the pristine habitat of the Galapagos Islands.
—Alan Jacobson, National Bestselling Author of the FBI profiler Karen Vail series.
A terrific read—Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum fans are in for a treat!
—Karen Dionne, internationally published author, FREEZING POINT, BOILING POINT.
An intelligent thriller with a diverse cast of wonderful characters, exotic settings, a tight, yet convoluted plot, and very cool science. A must read.
—D.P. Lyle, award-winning author of the Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series.
This smooth and savory thriller features a recipe that combines the best ingredients of Robert Ludlum and Clive Cussler. THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA shoots for the moon and scores a bulls-eye.
—Jon Land, bestselling author of STRONG DARKNESS.
... a must read thriller for those who want to live, learn, and visit the inner workings of our fascinating, but complex, rapidly changing world.
—D.L. Wilson - author of the bestselling thriller, UNHOLY GRAIL, translated into 8 foreign languages with international rave reviews, and SIROCCO
A fascinating exploration of the criminal mind. Leonardo Wild is an author to watch!
— Boyd Morrison – International bestselling author of THE ARK, THE VAULT, THE LOCHNESS LEGACY
A thriller as intriguing, mysterious and intellectually stimulating as the exotic islands in whose shadow it is set.
—J.E. Fishman, bestselling author of PRIMACY and the Bomb Squad NYC series