I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
Famed novelist Jack Court has a secret: the wealthy writer is a serial killer. He has another hidden treasure, a small antediluvian creature that dwells within him and gives him youth, strength and a superhuman ability to avoid capture. On his trail is Sheriff Neil Trajan, who is certain Court murdered his wife three years earlier.
When the author is hit by a careless driver, the creature leaves him and through a series of events, ends up with lowly writer, Harold Godwine. Godwine begins to write faster and better, but is troubled by dreams of blood.
However, Jack is healing— and devolving into something not quite human. As Court seeks the young author, he leaves a trail of destruction, pursued by Trajan and his FBI associate, Bill Morris.
Will Jack Court do anything to retrieve the companion that inspires his dark desires?
FIRE IN THE MIND
Leonard “Len” Wise, PhD, tall, attractive and twenty-nine is lost and aimless in a world he once shared with his deceased fiancée, Cathy. Her death, his telepathic abilities, a fused knee and stifling guilt are Len’s legacy from the car accident where he had been driving.
Len has immersed himself in the study of parapsychology to master his strange abilities. He also spent years drowning himself in alcohol. Now, one year sober and one month after securing his PhD, Len has been asked to return to his alma mater to give a lecture.
Attending the speech is Detective Bill McGee of the Mountainview police department. He wants Len to help investigate a case of spontaneous human combustion—or was it murder?
This puts Len in search of a mysterious adversary who is endowed with the ability to manipulate fire. The pursuit of the arsonist/murderer becomes very personal when a woman Len is dating is killed and his best friend’s wife is kidnapped.
Does Len possess the strength to stop the egomaniac who can create fire in the mind?