BRIAN M. WELLS/B.K. BERRELL 745495330875




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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.


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

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.


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

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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

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


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

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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