A non-traditional superhero novel, Crimson Son tells the story of the powerless son of a superhero trapped in his father's world. Spencer Harrington has been locked in an arctic bunker for his own safety ever since his mother was kidnapped two years ago. He spends his time in the escape pod daydreaming about hitting the little red button and getting out before the constant chill and confined spaces drive him insane.
But his absentee father, insistent on keeping him safe, happens to be the toughest Augment in the known world. Not to mention, the only one who knows exactly where the escape pod goes.
When a rampaging robot attacks the bunker while his father is busy "saving someone else's world," Spencer is forced to launch into a web of conspiracy and weaponized human beings.
With no powers of his own save a multi-tool, a quick wit and a boatload of emotional trauma, Spencer seeks to uncover his mother’s fate and confront his father. As he stumbles through a covert government program, he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments to his side. But Spencer soon discovers that the Black Beetle isn’t his only enemy, nor his worst.
Crimson Son, Russ Linton's debut novel, will be released this Saturday, June 14th. It will be available at all major eBook retailers through Smashwords and also on Amazon Kindle. The paperback version is scheduled for release the following week.
In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time. He creates fiction in many genres. His stories drip with blood, magic, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.
Crimson Son - to be published June 14, 2014. 413 pages. Paperback, Mobi and ePub formats.
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