"The Black Start Phantom" - a murder mystery thriller, targeted for Dec. 2019.
A lowly Las Vegas croupier turned serial killer going by the name of Sid Nerc is also a master hacker, and he's hiding in plain sight.
Hired by a Chinese cyber terrorist organization – Nerc helps them to take down the U.S. power grid. After succeeding, the power industry attempts a rolling ‘black start’ to bring the grid back online. During the procedure, a V.A. hospital full of vets near a transformer station explodes. Catching the ire of Coop Terry, a five-star general in the Army – the General instructs his old friends at the CIA to bring in operative Carlo Talley to hunt down the organization responsible. This puts Nerc on the radar.
A cold-blooded murderer, Nerc abandons plans to retire on the payoff from downing the grid, when his wire transfer comes up short. Unsatisfied and out for revenge, Sid decides to extract his payment from the Red Bugs, and becomes entangled with their U.S. based organization led by the Triads. It's a cat-and-mouse game between the CIA, Nerc and the Triads, to extract blood.
Nerc has one thing going for him. He likes to play in the dark and he’s betting that no one will see the blood until the lights come back on.