“Deathload” is my third book, adapted from an unproduced screenplay I wrote several years ago. “Deathload” was optioned by one of the producers of “Toy Soldiers,” a film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. in 1991. “Toy Soldiers” starred Sean Astin and Louis Gossett, Jr. and was produced for 10 Million $.
My book, “Deathload,” is a story of revenge: When his Marine son is killed by friendly fire in Desert Storm in 1991, ex-CIA operative and multi-billionaire Vincent Fazio vows to make the U.S. Airforce pay for Vince, Jr’s death.
He hires computer software genius Billy Oshiba to create two super powerful driverless trucks armed with Teraflop Computers and the latest weaponry in 1993, then programs them to cross the United States and take out Air Force bases across the country. Fazio’s ultimate goal: attack the White House.
The conflict is introduced when, early in their journey eastward, the trucks hit and kill the sister of Phoenix Detective Manny Breen on I-10. The story gains its thrills and dramatic tension from Manny’s chase and constant battles with the trucks and Fazio’s Squad of killers.
The action-packed denouement features a show-down at the White House between Manny and Vincent Fazio.
“Deathload” will be published within two weeks using the Amazon/Kindle publishing format.