This is the first book in the The Project Genesis Series The Gathering Of Superheroes. Jane Watkins, a reporter for the Seattle Gazette newspaper, goes to meet a source with information about a serial killer known as the Slasher—only to find herself facing not an informant but the killer. She nearly meets her death but is miraculously saved by a glowing figure. He calls himself the Advocate, and Jane’s encounter with them both is about to change her life and theirs forever.
It seems the Advocate—whose real name is John Tomar—is one of several people who have developed superhuman powers through a substance known as the Genesis Factor. On the estate of his father, Nathan, and with his guidance and protection, John works to gather and train those with special abilities in service of a mission for the greater good—a task that draws the eyes of enemies. Meanwhile, Jane feels driven to discover the truth about the mysterious man—even more so when she sees a picture of him flying away from the scene of a midair explosion.
W. B. Stiles about Project Genesis: I am Walter Bruce Stiles, pin name W. B. Stiles. I have written a novel with a contemporary look at a group of super people and how they would operate in today’s society. Also, it is about a reporter who was saved by one of the superheroes and her continuing story dealing with the trauma of her near-death experience and then trying to find the identity of the one who saved her.
The story takes place in the great Northwest near Seattle and involves the volcano at Mount Rainier and malevolent forces that would attempt to kill hundreds of thousands of people to gain power and control society. This different view of how things would be if super people really had to operate in a world that no longer believes in the supernatural or miracles. Other dimensions and realities are explored in the novel “Project Genesis: The Gathering of Superheroes”.