From Within the Firebird's Nest

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Sheldon Charles

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A former KGB chief triggers a now shuttered bioweapon program he created to get revenge on the USA, whom he feels destroyed his life while using another country as the scapegoat for the attack. Meanwhile, his former partner in the program enlists a diverse team to prevent the bioweapon’s use.



Short Summary

A disgraced KGB chief convinces an Arab student to explore the world of numbers stations so that he will come upon a forgotten bioweapons program and use it against the USA. Meanwhile, one of his partners passes information about the weapons on to a friend and urges him to prevent the catastrophy.


England, Michigan, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Palestine

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Evan Davis

Age: 30-40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Selfless,Funny,Honorable,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Julian Shepherd/Dmitry Fyodorevich Maldroski

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Patriotic,Decisive,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Skillful,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergei Kirill Mikhailov

Age: 60s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Criminal,Confident,Desperate,Manipulative,Secretive,Narcisstic,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Ashley Grey/Toccara Rose/Nikki Grey

Age: 30s

Gender: Lgbt

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Badass,Patriotic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Seductive,Romantic,Skillful

About The Author

Sheldon Charles is a decorated Air Force veteran, whose career has taken him around the globe, and given his writing a unique international flair. He is the author of Three Paperclips & a Grey Scarf, Blood Upon the Sands and From Within the Firebird’s Nest. His last two books (From Within the Firebird’s Nest & Blood Upon the Sands) earned Amazon bestseller badges after being ranked Number One for War Fiction and Middle East fiction, respectively. Sheldon currently resides in Michigan, where he is a member of Michigan Writers.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Valkyrie Spirit Publishing

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available