The Wraith: A Superhero Novel Frank Dirscherl

ISBN: 9781897217283

Published: November 1st 2005

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192 pages


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The Wraith: A Superhero Novel  by  Frank Dirscherl

The Wraith: A Superhero Novel by Frank Dirscherl
November 1st 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781897217283 | 4.43 Mb

In a world not far removed from our own, a city lies ravaged. Crime overruns its streets- its citizens are helpless. Crimelord Robert Latham, to the world-at-large a legitimate businessman, holds the city in his sway. Fear and intimidation ruleMoreIn a world not far removed from our own, a city lies ravaged. Crime overruns its streets- its citizens are helpless. Crimelord Robert Latham, to the world-at-large a legitimate businessman, holds the city in his sway.

Fear and intimidation rule throughout. One man stands above the rest, willing to fight for freedom. That man is The Wraith. The Wraith, the citys bogeyman, is known to exist only by a very few, and seen by even fewer. Those that do know of him, especially Latham, know to fear him, for his fury at those who commit evil has no bounds. By day, the Wraith is the reclusive billionaire Paul Sanderson, a man more mysterious and less seen than his night-time counterpart. Sensing the desperation of Latham and that his own time may be limited, Sanderson readies a replacement, a man deemed worthy to continue in his stead, whether that man likes it or not.

That man is Michael Reeve, an honest cop, someone similarly fighting for justice in a city where very little justice remains. Its a struggle for Reeve to come to terms with his new identity and the destiny handed to him by someone he has only heard of but never seen. Those around him are pulled, unwittingly and seeringly, into his nightmare. In desperation, Latham calls in someone to finish the job, to ensure Metro City finally becomes his, completely and utterly. Enter the Cobra, a creature whose origins have been lost in the mists of time.

A creature whose sole purpose in life is to destroy-and conquer. Can the new Wraith save his city even while he struggles to save his own soul? I love the coloring job and specially the glowing eyes on the chest of the character. - Guillermo del Toro, Director, Blade II & Hellboy (on The Wraith comic book) I liked the story a lot...its a very strong debut.

- Steve Englehart, Writer of Detective Comics & The Avengers



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