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Nomadic construction worker Vlad inadvertently gains superpowers and enters ultratime after guzzling a radioactive energy drink he finds near the nuclear-disaster site of Chernobyl. Svetlana, an army veteran coping with PTSD, sees Vlad crash back into real time, finds him unconscious, and saves his life. They bond over this secret, fall in love, and decide to use the stash of energy drinks to fight evil as the superhero duo HyperVigilanté.

Both sci-fi adventure and love story, this David-versus-Goliath tale set in Russia is rife with pop culture references from video games, movies, TV series, music, and even scripture. A fun and funny mash-up of Russian and American cultures, it's a wild ride with Vlad and Svetlana as they battle mobsters, terrorists, and corrupt politicians while building a new life together.

If you want the explosive action of the Equalizer paired with the awkward nerdiness of Napoleon Dynamite and served with a side of Easter eggs like Ready Player One, then HyperVigilanté belongs in your hands! Buy yourself a copy! An early reader of the book said, "A good book makes me consider how the characters would react to real world situations. You've made me do that with Vlad and Svetlana."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940186198970
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/25/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 849 KB

About the Author

Link Rayburn’s inspirations for HyperVigilanté are vast and diverse, like his own background. He grew up in a military family, immersed in 1980s and ’90s pop culture, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and survived cancer at age 26. He’s also taken medical, legal, and personal training courses.

The idea for HyperVigilanté came to Rayburn after his girlfriend called him “hypervigilant” as he embarked on a solo road trip. During the long Interstate drive, he added another “e” to get “hyper vigilante,” then threw Chernobyl, a radioactive energy drink, and superpowers into the mix, and wrote the first few chapters as soon as he got from behind the wheel to a computer. Twelve weeks later he had a draft of this first installment of the HyperVigilanté universe.

Along with all things ’80s and ’90s, Rayburn enjoys weightlifting, music, firearms, photography, cooking, attending church, and Star Trek conventions—and, of course, old-school gaming and the original Nintendo Zelda games. He’s lived in Italy, Texas, Wyoming, Florida, and is now in Virginia with his girlfriend and dog
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