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Friday, January 10, 2014

Nightcrawler II - Coming This Year?

Well, I haven't done any sequels yet, but Nightcrawler is destined to be a series. Sabrina Brooks is not to be denied. I've envisioned her as a heroine in the tradition of my grandmother Nora Brooks, a pioneer woman featured in my upcoming family saga, Generations. Bree is facing yet another terror threat in her own backyard as the World's Most Unlikeliest Superhero begins a new adventure...

 Nightcrawler II – Tryzub is the second installment of the series featuring Sabrina Brooks, the heiress of the Brooks Chemical Company. A miracle cure for AIDS has been developed by Russian researchers, and the Trident Corporation has been authorized by the Russian Federation to conduct beta testing in America. The BCC has been awarded a government contract, and Sabrina becomes involved in an international web of intrigue as terrorists use the project as a subterfuge for an attack on American soil.

Her relationship with Hoyt Wexford has developed so that her Nightcrawling has given place to her fiancee’s promising NYPD career. Yet she grows intrigued as Russian forensics expert Alex Tretiak has been assigned to Hoyt’s Organized Crime Unit in a joint operation to pre-empt a drug war between the Russian Mob and the mysterious Chechen-based Tryzub. Sabrina’s female instincts alert her as to possible ulterior motives though Alex begins overshadowing Hoyt as the Unit’s top cop. She is also concerned about the meteoric rise of Superfecta Manufacturing. Her colleague Benigno Terrazas has turned the company’s fortunes around and is now poised to produce the new serum upon completion by BCC. Yet Sabrina grows suspicious and becomes increasingly concerned for Benny’s well-being.

The situation at BCC grows even stickier as the FDA assigns Russian researcher Tatiana Zhukov to work with her staff in completing the HALT-116 serum. Sabrina finds herself amidst a conflict as the gay activists on her staff are pushing desperately to have the project completed. Yet Tatiana appears overly cautious as she is under enormous pressure by the Russian Government to earn credit for delivering a flawless product to the world market. Her executive manager, Jon Aeppli, suspects that the BCC’s computer network may have been hacked but has no solid proof. The volatile situation exacerbates the stress caused by Hoyt’s situation as well as her concerns for her friend Benny.

Sabrina begins to suspect there is a link between the difficulties faced by Hoyt and Benny. Hoyt learns of a spike in the hostilities between the Russian Mob and the Chechen Mob being caused by the introduction of the White Dragon, a super-narcotic appearing on the streets of NYC. Top-ranking members of the Russian Mob are being murdered, and Hoyt begins to suspect that these are taking on the nature of politically-oriented assassinations. Classified information appears to have leaked from the OCU which causes Hoyt to suspect that Tretiak may be a double agent. Yet his appeals to his superiors fall upon deaf ears in light of the accolades being showered upon the NYPD for their efficiency in cracking down on the Russian Mob. Sabrina offers to help but Hoyt insists her Nightcrawling days are at an end.

Acting against Hoyt’s wishes, the Nightcrawler is back on the streets searching for clues. Sabrina soon finds a straight and narrow trail of fentanyl smuggling leading to Superfecta Manufacturing. She begins to suspect that Benny’s new director of operations, Grigori Markoff, may be the reason for the Company’s sudden change in fortune. She also suspects that he may be a link to the drug wars and possibly to the Chechen Mob itself.

Straight from modern-day headlines yet speculating about possible developments in world affairs of tomorrow, the storylines of Nightcrawler II – Tryzub promise readers all the elements of an instant John Reinhard Dizon action-adventure classic.

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