By Trey Dowell
An spell binding debut, The Protectors deals a dismal twist at the vintage superhero tale as fallen hero Scott McAlister embarks on a globe-hopping chase to prevent his former teammate—and ex-lover—gone rogue.
Don’t name him a superhero.
Heroes switch the realm. Scott McAlister? On an excellent day, he manages to alter out of sweatpants.
It wasn’t consistently like this. Scott was chief of the Protectors, the world’s one and in basic terms squad of superheroes. It used to be an honest gig, yet faraway from the glossy strength for sturdy the UN marketed. He may possibly abide the exposure stunts, the lies, the ham-fisted govt handlers—but whilst one of many Protectors died lower than his command, it was once an excessive amount of. Wracked with guilt, Scott stepped down and into an early retirement.
Now, 5 years later, a determined CIA leader exhibits up on Scott’s doorstep with a well mannered request and a cadre of outrage troops to make sure that Scott accepts. His ex-teammate and ex-lover, Lyla Ravzi, has long gone rogue. the previous Protector has the power to manage minds, and she’s now not drawn to “protecting.” She wishes global domination.
Scott’s undertaking is easy: locate Lyla and prevent her. The messy little information are as much as him. It’s the very last thing Scott wishes after 5 years spent attempting to omit the Protectors and to recover from Lyla, however the replacement is worse.
As he closes in on his goal, Scott is compelled to confront his prior and face a chilling fact: Can he retailer the area and the lady he as soon as enjoyed? Or will he need to pick out?
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The Protectors by Trey Dowell