The dysfunctional family dynamics of “The Umbrella Academy” meets the adventure and intrigue of “Treasure Island” as the secret fortune of a family of assassins becomes the target of two competing spy networks in the American Revolution.
“I would advise you, young man, to take care around anyone with the surname Firefax. I know not if the rumors be true that they be king killers, but they are, without any doubt, a dangerous family.”
Legend tells of a city of gold on a phantom island. The wealth of that city could end the American Revolution. But the only person who knows the island’s location is the world’s deadliest assassin. And he’s not giving up that secret without a fight . . .
What reviewers are saying:
“‘National Treasure’ meets ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ . . . Firefax is a fast-paced historical treasure hunt where all bets seem to be off.” ~ Reedsy Discovery
“This book is a rollercoaster of emotions and surprises and I couldn’t get enough of it.” ~ Netgalley reviewer
“An exhilarating historical thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.” ~ Netgalley reviewer
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I first wrote this book as I was nearing the end of high school, and dealing with some difficult things, especially with my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, a life-altering, life-long illness. It then sat in a drawer for many years. During the delta wave of COVID-19, while I was working in the hospital as a physician assistant, watching people die alone while I tried desperately to save them, I took this book out and started rewriting it. I needed to write this work of dark fiction as an escape from the real darkness that I was drowning in.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I am the 7th of 11 siblings. While some of these characters were certainly inspired from books and movies I was watching at the time, I do think many of them were somewhat inspired by my many siblings.
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