AD 79: A drunken wager over an imminent natural disaster gives rise to the Vesuvius Group. Over the centuries, their power and wealth have flourished. Today, they influence the upper echelons of World Order. The member families continue the tradition of macabre, and arrogant wagers.
1947: A ship in the Malacca Straits broadcasts a distress signal. When help arrives, her crew is found dead... because somebody wanted to acquire the ship's secret cargo.
Present day: A C160 transporting 'clean energy' cells developed by Future Energy Group crashes into the British Columbia rainforest. The incident claims the lives of two children of the indigenous First Nation People.
A violent confrontation with FEG's Crisis Response Team pits FEG's chief of security, Luc Fortesque against one of the victim's father, Billy Bradford... and opens FEG to an international investigation.
In a bid to return to his employer's good graces, Luc Fortesque agrees to 'acquire' weapons technology from a Chinese rival. Unwittingly, he lends himself to the final act of a grand scheme of revenge that dates to the end of World War II.
In the aftermath of a devastating attack on the world's grandest luxury hotel, radical Wiccan, Sebastian Gardner is on the Most Wanted List of every law enforcement agency in the world.
But his actions have made him a prime candidate to execute the ultimate suicide mission.
Amid all this, Billy Bradford and Luc Fortesque must put aside their war and become the men they once were to prevent... an apocalypse.
About the Author
Douglas Misquita is an action-adventure thriller writer from Mumbai, India. His books have been enthusiastically received by fans of the action-adventure thriller genres. Lion won the Literary Titan Gold Award in 2019; The Immortality Trigger won the Literary Titan Silver Award in 2017.
He has also penned a travelogue, Impressions of Egypt and an action short, Know Thy Enemy – the prelude to The Apocalypse Trigger – available as a free download from his website.
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