Two superhuman factions clash at a Los Angeles refinery, leaving an inferno and a dead hero in the aftermath.
Now, one question is on everyone's mind: How did local reporter Reuben Conway know to be on the scene? On the run from supervillains, the cops and a mysterious assassin, Reuben forms an unlikely alliance with the superhero Herculene as he races against time to learn who was really behind the attack. As they draw closer to unraveling the mystery and the villain's plan nears completion, one final question comes to the fore. Can they thwart the scheme before it's too late?
The Conway Report: Truth, Justice and the First Amendment
In the 1920's, costumed superhumans started coming out of the woodwork. After almost a century of watching these powerful people do battle, well, most folks are kind of over the whole thing. It's just another part of life. Unless something really big happens, people just get out of the way and hope insurance covers the damage.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the 21st Century, where a short attention span comes along with the palm trees.
One of the people who still think people who can fly and shoot laser beams out of their eyes are pretty cool, reporter Reuben Conway covers the superhuman community for the Los Angeles Beacon. Join him in his adventures in this strange world of secret identities, villainous plots, and titanic struggles.
About the Author
Nick dropped out of high school in his senior year, joined the Navy and spent the next several years sailing around the western Pacific on the USS Enterprise. Upon discharge, he worked as an electro-mechanical engineer on X-Ray equipment, sheet metal fabrication tools and label applicators before getting his G.E.D. and going back to school to learn software development. While working nights and going to school during the days, he found a side gig, earning beer money by writing game reviews for the long-gone magazine Computer Strategy Games. Against all odds, he wound up with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science in 1995.
He spent over twenty years as an IT professional, developing, deploying and integrating a wide range of software products in the Project Management and Business Intelligence spaces. After his most recent job ended in a layoff, he decided to take a timeout and indulge the voices in his head by writing a novel. Now, he ekes out a living as a freelance web developer and spends the rest of his time writing about the stuff he loves, namely, mysteries involving superheroes and orks.
He lives in Crescent City, CA, with the lovely and violent Charlotte, their youngest son, Tommy, and a couple of layabout cats, Sprocket and Daphne. Everyone in the house is an avid gamer, and their home often resounds to the sound of tumbling dice. The cats prefer games involving small birds, but they’re more than happy to take a whack at a d20 if they get a chance.