Genre: YA Science fiction / Fantasy
Daniel Raye was only sixteen when he walked in on a mob hit against his father. Brutally beaten and left for dead, Daniel awakens in a hospital to find himself blind and with no memory of the hit. Placed in the FBI’s witness protection program, Daniel is relocated to Northern California where he’s given residence with a long, lost Aunt who runs a bio-tech firm called NanoBytes. Over time, Daniel rebuilds his life and adapts well to his newfound family, but as fate would have it, comes under the scrutiny of the mob once again–but not before his Aunt finds a cure for his blindness. Using a radical untested procedure incorporating robotic nanites spliced with the DNA from animals and insects, Daniel is injected with a serum that only a mad scientist could create.
Does it work?
Better than anyone imagined.
What would you do with x-ray vision?
Mickey opened the door slowly, dragging Katie into view. He had the girl in a stranglehold with his arm around her chest and neck, his gun pressed to her temple. “She’s right ‘ere, piss-ant,” he yelled, defiantly. “Come on in.”
Daniel walked slowly toward the house, hoping to give Mickey the impression he was having trouble seeing−hoping he’d be taken in. As he walked, he kept a close eye on the hitman’s face. He could see the blood vessels near his temple beating furiously and the fingers on his gun hand twitch. Daniel knew Mickey desperately wanted to take a shot at him, but he feared missing. If he did, he’d be on the run and he might not get another chance.
When Daniel reached the steps, he saw Mickey step back, opening the door wide for him to enter. Daniel now had a full view to the interior of the house. In the kitchen he could see his Aunt tied to a chair. She looked scared and her eyes were screaming at him not to come in. Behind her was another woman also tied up−she was hurt and really looked out of it. Daniel’s mind raced. Who was she? Her long dark hair raised his suspicions; it had to be Judy Salinski. That made sense. She’d come to help, but got hurt instead. Daniel then noticed the body lying on the floor behind them. He had no idea who it was.
“Come on, piss-ant, quit stalling−aye ain’t got all day,” Mickey snarled.
Daniel took a step. He could tell Mickey was on the edge. Reaching the porch Daniel began to talk, mostly to Katie. It was his first time seeing her and he couldn’t believe how pretty she was−and so young. He had to get her out of there.
As a young boy I cut my teeth on Marvel Comics, Edgar Rice Burrough’s serial novels,(John Carter & Tarzan)and classic movies like “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” I also spent many days reading classic science fiction works by authors such as Asimov, Heinlein, Clark, Silverberg, and Bradbury to name a few.
In school my favorite subjects were English and Theater Arts. It is the combination of all of this that led me into writing, especially screenplays. I love the visual medium of movies and television though too many movies today put special effects ahead of the story. I think the greatest compliment I’ve received about my writing is that people can see the visual images I am creating as I write.
NANOVISION is my latest novel and I think readers will have a lot of fun with it. In writing the novel I used my forty years of experience in the Las Vegas gaming industry as a background for the story. So for those of you who might ask—Are the casino scenes real? The answer is most definitely, Yes!
My other works on Amazon are: THE 5 MOONS OF TIIANA, and THE GARDEN, The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve.