Nightcrawler is about the exploits of Sabrina Brooks, the heiress to the Brooks Chemical Company. Bree is trying to pick up the pieces after her father’s death, and is now in a position to live up to a personal commitment to use her resources to benefit the oppressed. She is intrigued by the notion of conducting a guerrilla campaign against drug gangs in New York City, and accesses top-secret archives detailing Government contracts for developmental research of chemical weapons. She uses her wizardry in chemistry to concoct weapons for her own use as a vigilante known as the Nightcrawler. NYPD undercover officer Hoyt Wexford becomes friends with Bree, and begins to suspect she knows the identity of the Nightcrawler. Her sudden interest in a series of terrorist attacks in the New York area makes him believe she may be investigating a group called the Octagon. He tries to follow her but is too late to prevent a showdown between the Nightcrawler and the mysterious Reaper. Hoyt rescues Bree and learns her secret identity, and together they plan to stop the Octagon once and for all in preventing a chemical attack in NYC on the Fourth of July.
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John, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
It was the name of Sabrina’s alter ego, the antithesis of what she’s all about as a person. As she says, she thought of the yuckiest thing her father ever put on a fishing hook.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sabrina is quite possibly my fave character of all my books. She’s an idealistic, old-fashioned young woman trying to make a difference in the world despite going up against all odds.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
It’s about doing the best you can to help others, then letting go and let God. There’s a lot of faith-based themes that Sabrina, as a Christian, represents.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
I would want them to appreciate the Christian themes juxtaposed against the gut-wrenching issues and scenarios. I’d want them to see this as “Cross and the Switchblade” on steroids.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“This story is about so much more and makes you really think about the state of our country and the changes that have been going on.” (P.S. Winn)
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