SuperHeroNovels is a website run by the great Eric Searleman, which specializes in reviewing superhero fic or other literature inspired by comic books. Here’s what they had to say!
After 15 years behind bars, Nicholas McHenry is finally getting out of jail (The Machinist, Book 1: Malevolence / First Printing: February 2013 / ISBN: 9781482015850). Before being locked up, McHenry was an engineering genius who used his wonky gadgets for nefarious gains. But 15 years is a long time to be out of circulation in the tech world. When McHenry (aka the Machinist) was first incarcerated nobody had smart phones, wifi, email, or PayPal accounts. Imagine his surprise when he gets out of jail and discovers that an iPad and a Google Maps app can easily trump all his supervillain hardware. Author Alexander Maisey is off to a good start with the first novella in his Machinist trilogy. He’s created a universe that includes a James Bondian supervillain (Baron Brass!), a Nick Fury doppelganger, and a bunch of complicated superheroes. The author promises Book 2 will be ready to go sometime before the end of the year. Hopefully by then, McHenry will have invested in some much-needed tech upgrades.
Many kudos are owed to Eric and I hope to one day do a guest review or something for him.