Have you ever found yourself so engrossed in an entertaining, suspenseful, and thought provoking book that you could not put it down?
This is what happened over Thanksgiving break as I read Thomas Lane’s book, The Karma Factor!
What an honor to interview Thomas and take a deep dive on his inspiration, intention and intuitive process of birthing this timeless masterpiece.
You will gain insight into the twists and turns of the book’s multi-decade gestation, hear about the Akashic Records, and why this book is relatable to the masses in a mind, body, soul layering way.
P.S. We did a great job of not giving away the story.
The press release teaser is below.
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Captivating Thriller Pierces the Genre with a Cascade of Unworldly Events Surrounding an NYPD Cop and His Serial Killer Target, Revealing the Mysteries of Human Existence Through an Extraordinary Twist of Fate
Forced to Straddle Alternative Realities, a Blue Collar Cop Must Evolve Beyond His Badge, Overcoming His Own Dark Past in Gripping Modern Fable
LOS ANGELES, CA NOVEMBER 1, 2022 – Author, poet and musician Thomas Lane debuts his first novel, The Karma Factor, a work of visionary fiction exploring the boundaries of human consciousness against the backdrop of a classic suspense thriller. With a purpose that transcends the genre, Lane expertly weaves the novel’s wider message in a ground-breaking, white-knuckle ride between worlds, as characters set out to make karmic amendments, right wrongs and re-establish the power of choice.
Haunted by a nameless guilt, tired of running from his demons, NYPD detective James Early decides to end his life. Taunting an armed suspect into blind fury, he makes himself an easy target. But the bullets fired at
point blank range are mysteriously diverted. There is no
blood and no wounds. Instead of the end, Early finds himself, miraculously, at the beginning of a long and arduous quest to solve the riddle of the missing bullets and the search for meaning: “If I’ve been given some kind of reprieve…what in God’s name am I supposed to do with it?”
The Karma Factor flips the good-versus-evil theme on
its side as it traverses the ages, interlacing past lives
with present, on a hero’s quest for redemption. Lane
juxtaposes veteran city detectives and an elusive serial
killer with a visionary monk sequestered in an
abandoned monastery in the Tibetan Himalayas. When protagonist Early sets out to uncover the mysterious force that saved his life, he discovers that, in his previous lifetime, he had been part of a secret mission. Led by a Tibetan sage, a team of advanced thinkers had gained access to the Akashic Records, a repository of every soul’s thoughts, deeds and actions through time. Their goal? To use these records to locate key individuals’ unhandled karma in the past––and help those souls be accountable for their misdeeds. The mission’s ultimate challenge would be to restore an awareness of possibilities, unburdened by the past, to a world engulfed by denial and fear.
Lane adds a unique perspective to the genre: “I see the world as a place of grit and suffering and magic. I wanted to capture those contrasting elements, show them as parts of a whole when viewed through a lens that is vast and kind and timeless. Although the story revolves around a cop and a serial killer, the book is fundamentally about hope––a hope that understands both bullets and prayers, and the path that goes beyond.”
Raised in Connecticut, Thomas Lane is a multi-dimensional creative drawn to spaces where art, spirit, and social justice intersect. He is the author of The Artists’ Manifesto, a tribute to the power of the arts and its value to a society that has forgotten the precious nature of life.
In addition to creating a collection of poetry, screenplays and paintings, he recently recorded a CD of his songs, entitled Hotel Earth under the stage name Trakker.
Politically active since his teens, Thomas subsequently created The Helen Hudson Foundation, a nonprofit focused on social issues including homelessness, racism and the environment. He currently lives with his wife in Rhode Island.
“Tom Lane has written a powerful story of inner transformation and outer suspense and heroism that will have you turning pages, inspiring you to understand your own life within a new cosmic framework. I couldn’t put it down.”
~ Robert Thurman, Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhism, Translator for the Dalai Llama and Author of Wisdom Is Bliss
“An enchanted window into the history of the world that shifts the way everything is seen.”
~ David O. Russell, Writer, Director, Producer: The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle
“A masterful story about the subtle nuances that surround the choices we make in life and how these choices ripple outward into the larger fabric of our existence.”
~ Marc Forster, Film Director: Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, The Kite Runner
“Karma Factor is both a large world story and a deeply personal one that explores the power of human consciousness. Simply put, it is a must-read.”
~ Renée Wolfe, Writer, Producer: Christopher Robin, All I See Is You