It is late Winter in the year of 1990. Jason Parks is an ex-NYPD Detective turned Private Investigator… and he’s also a Drunk. There’s nothing new about this combination; it happens all too often in detective stories. The difference here is that, through a billion to one accident he has acquired certain abilities. The accident opens up a whole new set of frustrations and tests of his resolve while dragging his psyche nearly to the breaking point.
Coping with his altered life while wrestling with the dilemma of whether he should use his abilities to assist local law enforcement or mind his own business, fosters an internal debate that has him questioning just about every move he makes. There is also the local media that can’t make up its collective mind if he is a champion of Good or a force for Evil.
The trail to catch the Crime Czar in his quest to take over and run the Mobs in the city takes Jason from Philadelphia to New York City where he must dispose of the demons of his past there, then back to the City of Brotherly Love to forestall a bloodbath between the local Mob Boss and his challenger. The trail of deceit and betrayal, suspicion and lies, takes Jason from the skies to the ground and deep under it
Will Jason overcome: the frustration, accusations, mistrust and his own internal strife and self-doubt or will he: turn his back, wipe his hands clean of it all and walk away? Even he is not sure of the outcome.
Victor Miller (1948 - ) has always loved to read and draw. He would have opted to be an illustrator of comic books but fate chose an alternate path. In his late 30s he was given a copy of the "Writer's Digest" by accident and the writing bug soon took hold. He did freelance writing and illustration for an independent magazine titled "Comic Effect". His short stories were printed in obscure magazines, "Stygian Articles" and "Keene Science Fiction". Both magazines now out of business. His novel "Mask of the Crime Czar" was begun 20 years ago and first saw print under the Title of "The Power of Mindforce". Poor sales told him the title was all wrong for the book and it needed a serious rewrite; giving it a darker tone. Now, along with a sequel to "Mask" he has compiled the best of his short stories and novellas into an anthology titled, "Realms Uncharted: tales From the Past, Present & Future" that is now on sale through Kindle Books. The covers on both books were designed and rendered by Victor using the latest Photoshop techniques.