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DON'T GO IN ALONE! Piranhoia is the only novel ever written to be based on the pedestrian tunnels of downtown Houston and the world-famous cancer center, M.D. Anderson Hospital. With the Gulf Coast's recent subsidence and increased vulnerability to hurricanes, this is one novel that may become non-fiction when the Big One finally hits!
The hurricane party went well, until the freakish storm forced everyone into the Research Center's basement, where the only escape was through neglected pedestrian tunnels, a labyrinth of debris-laden spark-lit corridors now rapidly flooding. Determined to rescue her children from their cross-town daycare, pretty biologist Carmen Niles, leads the others into the maze, triggering a deadly scheme to sabotage the Center's Stephen Wolfram genechip experiments. At the far end, meanwhile, Cheyenne and Burke enter the tunnels in search of their mother--as does husband Carl--and the biker gang that wants him dead. Few heed Ed's warning that this water is from the spirit world, and that their best protection will be charms and incantations...
The bikes stabilized. With a terrific roar, the three hogs jerked in pursuit. Rumbling down the sidewalk to avoid the swamp in the street, they raced to the Emporia.
Without warning, the Harleys burst into the lobby. People screamed. Those too slow to leap aside were run down as the hogs traced eights amid belching smoke.
Ray pointed to the down escalator, and grinned. "Let's get us some exercise!" he yelled over the roar of the motors.
Dicker nodded. He steered his hog onto the steps, revved and sped down, triggering a stampede among the pedestrians. Cole and Griff followed. They emerged in a brightly lit, well-maintained section of the tunnel, which was entirely dry, and the bikers raced ahead. An open ten-foot gateseal appeared. They sped through, tires bucking at the threshold to spin air.
Moments later they sighted a garish sign: 'Sweats-R-Us.' Slowing, they cut off the engines and rolled forward in silence. Behind the counter a metallic sound reverberated as if a length of pipe had fallen. Carl backed out, mumbling.
Griff rolled near and Jimbo slipped off.
"Gotcha." Jimbo grabbed Carl by his collar.
Ray dismounted from behind Dicker. "Yeah, asshole! Guess who? My, are you in deep shit now. Cause now we're gonna take your money, and whatever snow you still got, and your nose-picker. When we get through with you, pretty boy, you won't be shakin' hands with no more pals, and you won't be porkin' no more pretty ladies--unless they like real ugly one-armed guys with no money! How do you like that, Mr. Postman?"
From his pocket, Carl drew Jimbo's 045.
A terrifically fun read!!
"Glenn Roberts squeezes a lot of horror, mystery and plain old fun into his new novel, Piranhoia. Its pages are filled with a host of quirky characters with monikers such as “Wild Bill,” “Carm,” and “Cracker,” and the brisk dialogue and tight plot will keep the reader guessing until the final page. My suggestion? Grab a copy of Piranhoia as fast as you can, turn down the lights and read this fast-paced novel." --Jerry D Mohrlang, author of Sarawak, and Mujahidin
A plot worthy of the movies...
"A perfect example of building tension. At a hurricane party, everyone seems happy and unafraid. The story takes a twist when we learn that a laboratory can produce an insect out of seemingly nothing, through “genechips.” Just when you think you have it all figured out, the plot twists again and spins you giddily in a different direction." --Michael H. Fox, author of Theater Boy
Hip entertainment for sci-fi buffs...
"Glenn Roberts’ Piranhoia is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller. Using a witty and satiric style, Roberts introduces us to his characters and his situations with a casual flair. It allows us to be caught up in the action while enjoying the motley cast of characters in the process. It is only as we move from one disaster to the other that we realize that these are not only victims of society, but of science gone too far. This is an entertaining work of speculative fiction that provides a great deal of food for thought." --John Dizon, author of Tiara.
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