Whispers of a Stranger brings fear back to horror and psychological suspense the way we remember classic Stephen King and Thomas Harris novels, while adding Patten’s trademark penchant for hair-raising twists.
12-year-old Dwight Skinner’s loving heart is bigger than life’s obstacles. Despite his father’s wrath and brother’s bullying, he even considers his own genetic disorder to be a divine gift.
When a tragic event brings a mysterious family friend, Mr. Mortimer, out of hiding and into their lives, Dwight and his emotionally overloaded mother find an unsuspecting protector in this dark figure, who has an obsession with finding a historic medical journal dating to the Holocaust era.
Death and horrific secrets trail the unfolding life of Mr. Mortimer’s past, and questions soon arise as to who has the more sinister of intentions, Dwight or the killer he trusts.
Only Dwight’s mother may hold the hair-raising truth.
Fans of shows such as The X-Files, Man in the High Castle, National Treasure, and Prison Break will love Going Dark.
Going Dark follows a tech savvy war veteran, Creede Macaskin and his reject emotional support dog in their old RV, as they uncover historic conspiracies guided by his late CIA / DARPA father’s hidden journals and signpost clues around the country while MiB and Old Crows battle to get their hands on the notes to secure the Deep State.
Script registered with WGA West 2104369; United States Copyright Office, and CreatorsVault.
Co-authored with Master Sergeant (US Army Special Forces, Ret.) Scott Neil, "Horse Soldier," advisor to award winning film, 12 Strong (2018).
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The fictional works of J.T. Patten do not constitute an official release of CIA, NSA, or DoD information. All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or CIA endorsement of the author’s views. All published material has been reviewed for classification.