Raygun Gothic Zendula Book 2: Adrian’s Revenge

Plot summary

Adrian Reid has drawn up a death list of his enemies but can he kill them before they kill him? Morphine is killing Adrian by inches and the vicious studio producer Sneed who addicted Adrian to morphine wants to work Adrian to death with a murderous contract of nonstop B movies. Zarathus of the Third Way Party is either the savior the beleaguered nation needs or else is a dangerous demagogue. And Wild Bill Mufume wants to film the ultimate racing movie. But the climax’s race scene on a dangerous mountain road turns from a rendezvous of spies into a shootout during a deadly ice storm complete with a homicidal teddy bear automaton gone berserk. Can Adrian kill his killers and stop the fascists before the vicious studio producer Sneed kills him?

Quick read

“….The Wyckoff Process reads auras exactly like fingerprints” Adrian explained. “The Wyckoff Process can film the soul – or lack thereof. Robota or Cyborg auras are totally different from human auras. The Wyckoff Process can film the soul in all of its infinitely hidden conditions, disease, decay, corrosion, mutation, augmentation, and therefore is the perfect process to test humanity. Or not. Personally I don’t fancy being tested for the state of my soul” Adrian said. “I don’t think anyone would fancy being tested for the state of their soul. I saw the Wyckoff Process used on me dancing with Tamara Gerald and it was both pleasant or disturbing. The implications are both thrilling and terrifying. You have no idea what the Wyckoff Process actually tests for! Or what is revealed! It is frightening! The potential for abuse or misuse is terrifying! Even genocidal! And most all it is treasonous! Why? Because the Spy Master wants to use the Wyckoff Process to overthrew King & Country! You see King Arthur Dagmar Astel is a Robot! He is the creation of a royal wounded genius whose Frankenstein creature turned around and murdered him!….


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Professor Rose is a historian and archeologist of Zendula. After an illustrious career as a self admitted second tier scholar he retired. Then like so many academics he turned to writing of a more creative bend which combines his love of Zendulan history with fiction and art. He is determined to fictionalized the key eras of the history of Zendula from the moment of mythic creation to the modern day. Let’s hope his health holds out! Prof Rose is 63 years old and a widower. Prof Rose presently lives in The Havens which is the capital of Zendula.