CITIES ON HILLS

BRIAN M. WELLS/B.K. BERRELL bwells123456@yahoo.com 745495330875

ACTION CRIME MYSTERY SCI-FI APOCALYPTIC DETECTIVE HORROR POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

BRIAN M. WELLS/B.K. BERRELL

Logline

The asset is alive, the witness is on the run, and the anomaly is on the loose. Mystics and murderers, monsters and maniacs, all collide in this stunning sequel. After the events that transpired in A Tightening Noose, readers will reunite with familiar characters, and meet fascinating new ones, as they are immersed in a reality where first world countries lie on the brink of tyranny as other nations burn. The scope and intent of the Initiative widens while a populist politician's star rises. The Safe Borders, Safe Cities Act is implemented, while the surveillance state screams for a more secure society. The federal police force grows its ever-expanding authority under the guise of a nation seeking increased autonomy. From a killing field on Long Island, to an island in Mexico, mountains in Maine, and a convoy of ships in the southern ocean, this is a story that crosses borders and boundaries, genres, and genomes. Cities on Hills brings us back to all the old, familiar places and drags us into even darker new ones, where our only guides are an ensemble of characters ruled by, the basest of motivations. Fear, avarice, lust, and vengeance all reside in a collection of unstable minds within this cautionary tale that is a by-product of uncertain times.

Genre

Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic, Detective, Horror, Political, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Manhattan N.Y./Rural Northern Mexico/Long Island N.Y./Rural Upstate N.Y./Antartica/Norththern C.A.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

The scope of the conspiracy introduced in the first novel is revealed. Dr. Masters, and his confederates relentlessly pursue immortality through science, and create an army of chimeras to topple civilization. Politicians pass legislation that further erode freedom and advance the Intiatives cause.

Ending Description

The end of the story leaves the chracters struggling to survive in the collapse of the old order, and the rise of the new. Essentially the "bad guys" win. Some of the protagonists will be scattered, one will be dead, and another is led down a path of degradation by the author of Earths undoing.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Sam Monahan

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Complex, Criminal, Desperate, Insecure, Naive, Obedient, Underdog, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Cynthia Powers

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Skillful, Criminal, Decisive, Sexy, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Vic Petrillo

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aggressive, Skillful, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: The man with a thousand names

Age:

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Engaging, Narcissistic, Seductive, Visionary, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Leader, Power-hungry, Sexy, Unapologetic, Villainous, Educated, Funny, Complex, Greedy, Manipulative, Sophisticated, Confident

Logline

The asset is alive, the witness is on the run, and the anomaly is on the loose. Mystics and murderers, monsters and maniacs, all collide in this stunning sequel. After the events that transpired in A Tightening Noose, readers will reunite with familiar characters, and meet fascinating new ones, as they are immersed in a reality where first world countries lie on the brink of tyranny as other nations burn. The scope and intent of the Initiative widens while a populist politician's star rises. The Safe Borders, Safe Cities Act is implemented, while the surveillance state screams for a more secure society. The federal police force grows its ever-expanding authority under the guise of a nation seeking increased autonomy. From a killing field on Long Island, to an island in Mexico, mountains in Maine, and a convoy of ships in the southern ocean, this is a story that crosses borders and boundaries, genres, and genomes. Cities on Hills brings us back to all the old, familiar places and drags us into even darker new ones, where our only guides are an ensemble of characters ruled by, the basest of motivations. Fear, avarice, lust, and vengeance all reside in a collection of unstable minds within this cautionary tale that is a by-product of uncertain times.

Short Summary

The scope of the conspiracy introduced in the first novel is revealed. Dr. Masters, and his confederates relentlessly pursue immortality through science, and create an army of chimeras to topple civilization. Politicians pass legislation that further erode freedom and advance the Intiatives cause.


The end of the story leaves the chracters struggling to survive in the collapse of the old order, and the rise of the new. Essentially the "bad guys" win. Some of the protagonists will be scattered, one will be dead, and another is led down a path of degradation by the author of Earths undoing.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy

Characters

Main Character

Name: Sam Monahan

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Complex, Criminal, Desperate, Insecure, Naive, Obedient, Underdog, Aggressive

Character 1

Name: Cynthia Powers

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Skillful, Criminal, Decisive, Sexy, Sophisticated

Character 2

Name: Vic Petrillo

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aggressive, Skillful, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Confident

Character 3

Name: The man with a thousand names

Age:

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Engaging, Narcissistic, Seductive, Visionary, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Leader, Power-hungry, Sexy, Unapologetic, Villainous, Educated, Funny, Complex, Greedy, Manipulative, Sophisticated, Confident

Supplemental Materials