Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Character Interview with Rath from Piers Platt's RATH'S DECEPTION

We’re thrilled to be talking to Rath from Piers Platt’s Rath’s Deception.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Rath.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

What is this? Are you guys cops?  No?  You better not be. I’m twenty-two, but I can appear any age I want…thanks to the facial implants the Guild gave me. Any age, and any face, I can copy it. It’s a useful skill for my line of work. Which is killing people. 50 people, and then, per my contract, I get a BIG payday.

What would I love the most about you?

I’m a survivor – I don’t always make good decisions under fire, but I’m usually smart enough to work my way out of a jam. And I’m pretty funny – I have a dry sense of humor, which is helpful when you spend a lot of time doing…unsavory…things. Things I’d rather not think about much.

What is your greatest fear?

Aside from getting killed on a mission? I would have to say that is fear #1. After that, not making it to fifty kills. I promised my brother I’d get off the streets, that I’d make something of myself. But this job isn’t exactly what I imagined it would be.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

I’m not allowed to have friends. I’m not allowed to tell anyone what I do…so I’m a loner, but it’s not really by choice. My closest companion is my avatar, Rebecca. I hang out with her in the simulator when I’m not on missions. She’s fun, but…it gets old.

Someone is secretly in love with you.  Who is it and how do you feel about that?

I think you have the wrong guy. I make it a point to be invisible, so if someone were in love with me, that would be…a problem. For me, and them. What did you say their name was again?

What is your most treasured possession?

My Forge. That thing has saved my ass more times than I can count. It’s a backpack with a 3D printer, and it can make anything I need for a mission. Weapons, clothes, equipment…you name it. Never leave home without it.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Figure out a way not to die?  Look, I’ve said too much already.  Thanks for having me, but I have a spaceliner to catch.

About the Author

Piers Platt is the New York Times bestselling author of "Combat and Other Shenanigans," a memoir of his year-long deployment to Iraq as a tank and scout platoon leader. Piers grew up in Boston, but spent most of his childhood in various boarding schools, including getting trained as a classical singer at a choir school for boys. He joined the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty.

When he's not writing or spending time with his lovely wife and daughter, Piers works as a strategy consultant in
New York city.

His latest book is the sci fi/thriller, Rath’s Deception.
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About the Book:

On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed … or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all fifty kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can’t anticipate. It’ll certainly cost him what’s left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.

For More Information

  • Rath’s Deception is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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