DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR IS “Perfect for
Hannibal Lecter fans!” — Kirkus Reviews
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TopTier Publishing announces the release of “DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR”, a revised edition of the thriller by bestselling author Walter Marks.
After fifteen years in solitary confinement, Victor Thomas Janko, known as the infamous Baby Carriage Killer, has become eligible for parole. As the unseasoned psychiatrist Dr. David Rothberg strives to determine whether Janko “if released would behave in a manner dangerous to others,” he finds himself drawn into the psychological quicksand of a disturbed inmate, his seductive, manipulative girlfriend, a brutal guard, and the complex environment of a maximum security prison. David has his own demons as well, which ramp up the tensions in this high voltage thriller.
Raves for “DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR”
“Smart, suspenseful, and edgy, with a shock of an ending that caught me totally by surprise.” — David Morrell (author of “Rambo: First Blood” and “Burnt Sienna”.
“Dangerous Behavior” is lightening-fast, filled with terrific psychological tension. From the opening twist to the very end you’ll be hard-pressed to put it down. — Eric Van Lustbader (author of Jason Bourne series, Jack McClure series).
“Swift and compelling” — Walter Wager (author of “58 Minutes Diehard 2,” “Kelly’s People”)
Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to the psychological thriller “Dangerous Behavior,” which has been compared to the Richard Gere film “Primal Fear,” — Variety
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Walter Marks’ most recent theatre project, “Langston in Harlem” had a sold out, critically acclaimed run off-Broadway at Urban Stages Theater, and won four 2010 Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theater including Best Musical. The show is a musical theater piece based on the life and poetry of Langston Hughes, in which Mr. Marks set the Hughes poems to music, and co-wrote the libretto.
His best known his song “I’ve Gotta be Me”, recorded by Sammy Davis, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, and many others. He has also written songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, The Temptations, Della Reese, Liza Minelli, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and other artists.
He wrote the songs for the Broadway musicals “Bajour” and “Golden Rainbow”, the book, music and lyrics for the off-Broadway musical “Body Shop”, the screenplay and songs for the motion picture “The Wild Party” (Merchant-Ivory Films – directed by James Ivory). He also wrote the off-Broadway comedy-mystery “The Butler Did It”.
He has also written the songs and script for “Jack Johnson at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus”, a show inspired by the life of the first black heavyweight champion of the world.
On television, he won an Emmy award for his music on the PBS Series “Getting `On”, and wrote songs for the ABC series “That’s Life”, and the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame production of “Pinocchio”.
Walter Marks’ first novel ¬— “Dangerous Behavior”, a psychological thriller, was published in hardcover by Carroll & Graf. His second novel “Death Hampton”, introduces Detective Jericho. The series continues with” The Battle of Jericho”, “The Hated”, “A Man’s Partner”, and “Amazing Detective.” “Tumbling Down” was published in Fall 2018.