How It All Started
Harris L. Kligman embarked on his writing odyssey from an unconventional and modest locale: his home in North Stamford, CT. For an entire decade, this unassuming abode served as his creative haven, fondly referred to as the "downstairs dungeon." Within these unpretentious confines, he diligently labored amidst Spartan surroundings—a bare floor, a rickety chair, and an aging Windows desktop PC that Microsoft had long forsaken in terms of updates.
Kligman's writing regimen commenced in the early morning hours and persisted until exhaustion prevailed, sometimes resulting in unintended keyboard-induced naps. His process defied convention, eschewing the meticulous plot outlines and character sketches favored by many writing experts. Instead, Harris would conceive a title and plunge headlong into the narrative, permitting the storyline and characters to blossom organically as he penned his thoughts. These creative elements were nurtured by a rich tapestry of experiences garnered over thirty-five years of traversing three continents during his international travels.
Each writing session culminated at the conclusion of a chapter, only to be resumed the following morning with a blank canvas, devoid of predetermined notions about the story's trajectory.
Harris Kligman's storytelling wellspring drew from a deep reservoir of life experiences, including his globe-trotting adventures, an extended residence in South Korea spanning four and a half years, and a twenty-year tenure as a Reserve Military Intelligence officer with the United States Army.
Upon completing a novel, Harris would entrust the manuscript to a local office supply store for professional binding. Subsequently, he sought the insights of friends and family before consigning the manuscript to the confines of a cardboard box, where they lay dormant for nearly a decade.
In sum, Kligman's literary repertoire boasts an impressive collection of approximately eleven novels, five children's stories, and numerous short stories, each contributing to his literary legacy.
The notion of publishing these literary gems did not crystallize until the advent of the 2020 pandemic. From that pivotal moment, history was made, as ten novels and three illustrated children's books journeyed into the hands of global readers through platforms such as Amazon, and graced the shelves of prominent retailers like Walmart, Books - A - Million and Barnes & Noble.
As 2024 unfolds, the literary treasures cultivated during those ten years in the "downstairs dungeon" persist in captivating audiences worldwide. Fresh titles, including "Life On The Dark Side," emerge to enrich the literary landscape, promising more captivating stories and enduring narratives for readers to savor.
Nancy Gault, an American concert pianist and a contract operative with a clandestine organization specializing in assassinations, is paired with fellow agent, and British subject Robert Monday. They are given an assignment to terminate a high ranking Director of the Chinese Communist ILD; International Liaison Department - an organization involved in a wide range of covert activities detrimental to the West.
Interaction with the US Ambassador and CIA, Chief of Station is fraught with problems as Gault and Monday soon become the hunted, instead of the hunters.
Kathy Longrin, a lawyer with an extensive art background is recruited
by a man who is trying to recover priceless artwork stolen from his
family during World War II.
Kathy soon finds herself immersed in a world of diamonds, stolen art,
aging Nazis, Neo-Nazis, Israeli agents and discovers a secret that will
change her life forever.
United States Army Lieutenant Craig Benson, finds himself separated from his unit in a country ravaged by insurrection and war. Bonding with a young woman, Benson struggles to stay alive as he tries to reach one of the remaining free states and sanctuary. It is a dark journey where life is measured in seconds.
Born to a prostitute in a place known as the City of the Dead, Raul “Luca” Mendroza begins a life altering journey when he is purchased and then educated in the tradecraft of an Assassin.
The Brotherhood of “The Shaolin Covenant” into which Luca is ultimately initiated, exists for the sole purpose of protecting the powerful and moneyed elite of the world.
Mukhtaar Saeed, raised as a Muslim and Zaid Giladi, an Israeli Mossad agent, find their lives intertwined as each fights for survival against circumstances neither one could have imagined. From his birth in a remote mountain village in Russia, his childhood years growing up in Gaza, and on the battlefields of Afghanistan, Mukhtaar Saeed finds himself in a struggle with his personal demons, the demands of his religion and discovers a fact that makes living intolerable. That discovery results in a decision that alters his life and the lives of several Mossad agents, as each seeks to dominate the other.
Alexis Markovic, an orphan and prison escapee, finds safety within the hidden chambers of Moscow's Vikhino Railway Station. It is here that she grows into womanhood and soon her brutality becomes legendary. Recruited by one of Moscow's largest and most powerful crime families, she becomes the gang's primary enforcer.
The tall, raven haired beauty embarks on a mission to find out why the Okulov Crime Family is losing money in their American operation. While there, Alexis finds herself at a crossroad where she begins questioning her obligations to the organization that created her.
This historical novel follows the lives of a young man and woman who become intertwined as they struggle to survive during the Zealots' rebellion, 66-70 AD, against Roman rule in Judaea.
Confronted with hostility and death from mercenaries, Roman Legionnaires and their own people, they discover something that binds them together as they struggle to live for another day.
Requiem For A Soldier follows Jorge Salazar who is an initiated member of the Latin Kings street gang. When he finds his heroin addicted mother dead on the bathroom floor, he begins to question everything about his life.
Visualizing a high probability of an early death as a gang member, Salazar decides that escaping New York is his only alternative. He enlists in the United States Army and after basic training, he is deployed to Vietnam where he faces the life and death challenges he thought he left behind.
A multi-layered story of confiscated treasure, the people who witnessed or became privy to it, the society who protects it, and the struggle of the individuals who try to recover it.
The story begins with the capture of Judea by the Roman Legions in 70 a.d., and carries through to the dawn of Christianity, and the horrors of the second World War. An on-going struggle escalates between those who seek to protect what they have captured, from those who try to reclaim what they believe is rightfully theirs.
Nicholas Lord, a university graduate and Afghanistan Army veteran, becomes part of the world of drugs when he accepts a position with a New York City drug baron.
Cryptocurrency, stolen from the drug baron, forces Lord as the number two man, to move against the suspected thieves which include the Mexican supplier and the gangbangers who distribute the illicit drugs. To complicate his already precarious situation, Lord becomes involved in a love affair with the drug baron's woman.
Lord soon finds himself in a world of hurt, where he becomes a target of opportunity from his own organization and the gangbangers who consider him expendable.
Luke Madson, an assassin with a private International Intelligence agency, experiences a chance meeting with the daughter of a man targeted for assassination during a flight to New York.
The meeting evolves into a personal and business relationship that opens opportunities for Madson and his organization to destroy the gun running operations of this group.
Situations and individuals alter Madson's paramount concern from one of completing his assigned mission to one of survival.