Where There's a Will
Being a Hero in Panopolis means living the high life: parties, money, influence, even reality television. And I’m one of the most powerful Heroes in the city. I have plenty of fans, a manager who looks out for me (after himself), and a job that pays the bills. I should be enjoying myself.
Unfortunately, the downside of my superpower means I can’t touch anyone, which tends to put a damper on things. I probably don’t deserve all those perks anyway, since I’m working in secret with two of Panopolis’s biggest Villains to undermine GenCorp—my main sponsor and the company that controls what gets through my force field.
I obviously don’t trust my corporate overseers, but they’ve hired a new scientist who actually seems interested in helping me. Dr. Mansourian might have the answers to all my questions—not to mention a starring role in most of my dreams—but he’s hiding something big. If I let him have what he wants, I might not live to regret it.
Then again, the way things are going in Panopolis these days, I might not live either way.
(This book can be read on its own, or enjoyed as part of the Panoplies series.)
Z's third novel set in the beautiful but dysfunctional city of Panopolis, where superheroes and their daily affairs are a frequent threat to civilization, is sexy, emotional, and hilarious. Craig Haney, aka superhero Freight Train, feels like a regular guy doing an endless job. Though he lives to protect his beloved city, he is hopelessly isolated within the force field that's his primary superpower. He knows he can't trust his sponsor, GenCorp, but he can't help falling for their newest star scientist, Dr. Ari Mansourian. Beset by irrational villains and dangerously vain heroes, and given one last shot at love and freedom, Craig has to at last become the hero to himself that he has always been for everyone else. Z keeps the action rolling at a breakneck pace, with sharp turns from bold humor to heartbreaking tragedy and self-sacrifice. The satisfying and exciting conclusion is tender and a just reward for both the hero and the reader.