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Local sci-fi author to launch book in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn-based author David Wellington. Photo courtesy of HarperCollins

Brooklyn BookBeat

From William Morrow

Brooklynite David Wellington has quickly become a rising star in the horror/sci-fi community with his “Monster Island” trilogy.  In “Chimera” (William Morrow Hardcover), Wellington’s break-out action thriller, he combines heart-stopping scientific horrors with non-stop action in a race to stop a group of genetically-modified killers. The author will appear for a signing at BookMark Shoppe (8415 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209) in Bay Ridge on Friday, July 26th at 7:00 PM.  

“Chimera” follows the story of wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel, who came home from Afghanistan thinking his career in military intelligence was over. Chapel had been stuck behind a desk rather than out in the field. But now medical technology has finally caught up with Chapel’s ambitions, and coupled with his unstoppable determination he’s able get back to where he thrives: the thick of the action. 

Ten years after his return, Chapel is drafted into a new war, this time on American soil.  A small band of fugitives has escaped from a top-secret upstate NY military facility, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Four men are loose in America, men with superhuman speed and strength, men carrying a deadly virus, men with a mission: kill an innocent civilian. And they will not stop until their mission is complete. 

Chapel is tasked with hunting down the group of escapees and unraveling the mystery behind their existence. Aided by a mysterious woman named Angel and a courageous, beautiful veterinarian, Chapel begins a cross-country hunt to stop the murders. But are the killers really rogues, or are they part of a sinister conspiracy that reaches the highest levels?

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Author David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where George Romero shot his classic zombie films. The acclaimed author is most famous for his online serialized zombie novels, the “Monster Island” trilogy, then published by Three Rivers. In 2006 he began serializing 13 Bullets, a vampire novel, at www.thirteenbullets.com. He lives in New York City.

Image courtesy of HarperCollins

July 24, 2013 - 11:45am


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