Interview with Philip G Henley, author of The Persuasive Man
A tale of greed, insider trading love and misfortune, spanning the globe as a terminally ill businessman realises his luxurious existence will not help him. He tries to account for his past behaviour, his life, and loves. Ranging from London to Shanghai via New York, Hong Kong, and Dubai, his greed and behaviour alters businesses and his personal relationships. His persuasive ability brings him success, but at what cost?
Whether he is in his New York apartment, his French Château, or his St Kitts home, he does not know which relationships are real and which are false due to his past behaviour. Now he has to decide what to do with his money and how to say goodbye.
What genre is it?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Let’s leave classification to one side and talk more about the book. Tell us more about this rich man.
We already know he is dying right at the start so the tale in not frequent twists and turns but more his business and personal relationships.
You say you’ve written other books?
An Agent’s Demise was my first – it’s a complex spy thriller set against the backdrop of the second Iraq War or more clearly the creation of the intelligence dossiers.
To the Survivors is my second book. It is a sci-fi dystopian catastrophe about a virus but mostly about what the survivors do.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
How can we follow you on social media?