Vector: Tradecraft Phase Zero

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Michael Shusko

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Agent Jansen and Dr. Hess must discover what weapon Dr. Khattib was working on when he died suddenly as they sift their way through genetic engineering, ethnic weapons, dirty bombs, religious ethnocentrism and genocide.


Political, Adventure, Action, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

DHS Agent Lee Jansen is rushed to Boston and paired with expert toxicologist Dr. Emma Hess to crack the case. All evidence points to the creation of a dirty bomb, but the clues seem too clean, too obvious. During the course of their investigation, they discover the horrible truth.


Boston, Lebanon, Texas, Mexico

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Emma Hess

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Skillful, Beautiful, Educated, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Lee Jansen

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Adventurous, Heroic, Leader, Skillful, Secretive, Lone Wolf, Badass, Complex, Masculine, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Philip Peters (Petrosian)

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Criminal, Leader, Complex, Educated, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Religious, Skillful, Aggressive, Charming, Unapologetic, Villainous

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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