How It All Started
Harris L. Kligman spent ten years writing in his North Stamford, CT home. The location was the basement or as Kligman coined it, the “downstairs dungeon,” that included a bare floor, a computer desk that was too small for the average person, a chair that had an unstable seat and no back and an old Windows desktop PC that would use an operating system that would no longer receive updates from Microsoft.
Kligman would begin writing early in the morning and he would write until either he was tired (there were numerous times where he would nod off at the computer) or he just felt it was "enough" for the day, and he would move on to more meaningful endeavors.
Contrary to many writing experts, Kligman never prepared a story outline (plot) or characters when he sat down to write his first novel or subsequent novels. He just thought of a title and began writing, developing both the plot and the characters “along the way." The storyline and characters were created out of situations and interactions with people spanning a thirty-five year period of international travel across three continents.
He would stop at the end of a chapter, re-read that chapter the next morning and start again from there with no idea of what he wanted to say or how the plot would continue. It literally just developed as he wrote.
Kligman had accumulated a wealth of experiences from his constant International travel, his residence of four and a half years in South Korea and his twenty years as a Reserve Military Intelligence officer with the United States Army.
After completing a novel, Harris would have the manuscript bound at a local office supply store and then read by friends and family. Afterwards, the manuscript would be retired to a large cardboard box.
In total, Kligman wrote approximately eleven novels, five children's stories and several short stories of approximately 150 pages each.
That cardboard box, overflowing with manuscripts, remained in Kligman’s bedroom office for 10 or so years, creating an obstacle which he constantly maneuvered around. There was little thought given to publishing any of these novels until the on-set of the 2020 pandemic.
The rest, as they say, is history. Seven novels and two illustrated children's book have been published globally across Amazon.com and now carried at top retailers such as Walmart.com and Barnes & Noble. Audible, iTunes and Amazon distribute "Kill Alexis Markovic," "The Shaolin Covenant" and "Her Father's Daughter" audio books across the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, and Japan. Throughout 2022 we will continue to publish the back catalogue of written novels and children's stories written over the course of those ten years in the "downstairs dungeon!"
The Shaolin Covenant
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.
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.
Her Father's Daughter
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.
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.
Kill Alexis Markovic
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.