Latest version at #55
It’s been a very long time since I posted a query. Even though I had partial and full requests for a previous project, I shoved everything in a drawer because I fully concentrate on this new project. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Broke but not broken after the collapse of his prosperous stock-market business, Shawn Dylan Curtis’ fresh start in San Diego quickly turns sour when a beguiling woman, introducing herself as Laura Webb, not only manages to raise his heartbeat but stops it in its tracks when she dumps a dead woman on him and disappears.
Before Curtis can snatch a breath, he’s the prime suspect in the woman’s murder. Matters get twisty when the deceased woman happens to match Laura’s identity. Lack of evidence setting him free, Laura—or whoever she really is—encounters him and reveals that six years ago he’s been involuntarily used for tests on a vaccine preventing cancer, but because he was suspected dead, like all the others used in the tests, his innocent act of taking out a DNA test to clear a parental dispute, set in motion the avalanche that now every magnate in the science world wants his blood and DNA. One man, however, wants him dead to sweep his dirty games under the rug.
Curtis’ life is suddenly on a tiny string after he falls into the hands of a scientist and, unbeknownst to Curtis, inserts a device into his arm that will kill him should he try to remove it. Curtis is dogged to uncover why somebody is so hell-bent in thwarting his blood to reach millions of people, and who the dead woman was, but that’s tricky as the device reveals his location to more than just one enemy. To prevent ending up as a guinea pig—or dead—Curtis has to use his wits to decide who is friend and who is enemy. And there’s Laura’s shadowy game blinding his judgment.
Complete at 98,000 words, RABBIT 76 is a standalone adult xxx thriller that could appeal to readers of Patrick Lee’s Signal, with a touch of Jason Bourne and the movie Self/Less.
Though it is an adult thriller, I’m not sure which sub-genre I should put it under. It’s not really SciFi. Maybe medical thriller??? Of Speculative Thriller??? Not sure. Any suggestions are welcome.