A Shadow in the Flames (Book One of the New...
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it is a common enough city in 2051, yet soon, discoveries beneath the Moon's surface will mark the city with their first distant echoes.
New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and down to his last few dollars, but he still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. He has no family, no friends-save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes-and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael will get the chance to realize his dreams. Joining them is Felix, a wise-cracking "information bounty hunter" who claims that neither the arsonist nor the man Michael idolizes are quite what they appear.
Will Michael find the courage to pass through the flames unscathed, or will the violence that surrounds him incinerate all that he is? Those who search the Moon will be watching...
"Dark, violent, relentlessly intriguing and action-packed, A SHADOW IN THE FLAMES excels at dystopian world building. A well-developed, multi-layered story that grabs the reader on page one and never lets go." -Kenneth G. Bennett, author of Exodus 2022
June 2016 update: I temporarily I had to remove all but the first five chapters from Wattpad through August 31st to comply with a publishing agreement that the book be not available for free during that time. I expect the full (draft version) of the book to return here after that date.
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