Meet James Hannibal
Juggler…..stealth pilot……..thriller author!
In his younger days, former tactical deception officer James R. Hannibal fell victim to the short-lived “juggling” fitness craze. He could often be found mid-to-front pack in a 5k or 10k “fun run” juggling rings, pins, and the occasional flaming torch. He also interfered in bike races in and around Colorado Springs by joining the stragglers on his unicycle—a mode of fitness transportation that his nay-saying sister claims “does not mix well with spandex.” Still, he performed well in these events. James credits his ability to run and juggle at the same time to a neurological phenomenon called synesthesia in which extra gray matter connects his senses.
He sees sounds and hears silent movement. The sight of a flipping bowling pin in his peripheral vision causes a co-located whump whump whump noise in his brain. Synesthesia is not responsible for all his abilities. For instance, he credits his ability to walk and chew gum at the same time to simple raw talent.
After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance—reserved for incompetents and traitors.
Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper who tried to kill him, the medic who saved his life, the schoolmaster who trained him, and an upstart hacker from his former team. More than that, Ben must come to grips with his own insignificance as the Company’s plan to stop Leviathan from unleashing the bioweapon at any cost moves forward without him—and he struggles against the infection that is swiftly claiming territory within his own body.
Award-winning author James R. Hannibal rachets up the tension on every page of this suspenseful new thriller.