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Joseph J. Gabriele Perhaps the greatest source of inspiration for what I write comes from what I observe. I often find myself captivated by the details of my surroundings—the colors, the shapes, the sounds, the scents, the textures and patterns—and, of course, the people—their expressions, their interactions, their mannerisms, what they say and what they don’t say, what they wear and what they don’t wear. . . . There are so many aspects of life that have captured my imagination and curiosity, and so many subjects—from literature and music to the visual arts and architecture—and all of them are sources of inspiration.
Joseph J. Gabriele From the world around me. . . . In the writing of Dangerous Illusions, I felt compelled to capture New York, as it is now, in all of its remarkable complexities and contradictions and I wanted to reveal it in a way that would resonate with people who have lived here their entire lives, or for a chapter of their lives, as well as those who have not yet had a chance to experience New York.
Joseph J. Gabriele Krystal, I’m delighted to hear that you’ve read Dangerous Illusions three times—what a lovely compliment, thank you—and equally delighted by your question since I’m currently in the midst of writing two novels that will complete The Dangerous Illusions Trilogy. I’ve always loved novels—as well as plays—where characters reappear in subsequent works, but where each work is its own complete story and very much its own tale. As we learn in the first novel, knowledge is dangerous, and in Book II we will experience the dramatic and unpredictable consequences that result from that knowledge. For now, what I can share with you about Book III is that it will be a classic and outrageous tale of revenge.

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