Released April 29, 2016
by Mike Arsuaga
Heat Index ~ 3 Flames
M/F, Super Hero Myth, Sci-Fi, WWII Espionage
Investigation of a routine death becomes anything but routine when detectives uncover the involvement of a mysterious beauty and a journal dating back to World War Two. Details reveal The Specials, a rare group of individuals first appearing in the late 1930s. Details and sightings of their foreign and domestic exploits, especially during the war, coalesce into the stories of our favorite superheroes.
In pre-war Washington, D.C., Navy Lieutenant John Barber recognizes Zoë Carson’s exceptional qualities and abilities. Their relationship blossoms. Soon, she and John are recruited by Hal Lyons, John’s Naval Academy classmate, for the Top Secret Special Missions Office. Follow their adventures as they battle saboteurs intent on hamstringing the war effort, especially the mysterious project at a place called Los Alamos.
By war’s end, concern over The Special’s origins and potential for harm creates mistrust among the allied governments. All the Specials except Zoë go underground. Events split lovers Zoë and John. They’re reunited for a tantalizingly brief moment, before a final devastating separation.
For over thirty years, John mourns the loss. Then he dies.
Or does he?