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Hurricane Branch Adult Fiction F Land

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The next adventure of The Seven Sins ' Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno, Jon Land's Black Scorpion is a pulse pounding action-thriller as he takes on a worldwide human trafficking cabal.

Five years have passed since Michael Tiranno saved the city of Las Vegas from a terrorist attack. And now a new enemy has surfaced in Eastern Europe in the form of an all-powerful organization called Black Scorpion. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men.

Already facing a myriad of problems, Michael once more must rise to the challenge of confronting an all-powerful enemy who is exploiting and ravaging innocents all across the globe and has set nothing less than all of America as its new victim. Black Scorpion has also taken the woman Michael loves hostage: Scarlett Swan, a beautiful archaeologist who was following the dangerous trail of the origins of the ancient relic that both defines and empowers Michael, a discovery that could change history and the perception of mankind's very origins.

With the deck and the odds stacked against him, Michael must come to learn and embrace his true destiny in becoming the Tyrant reborn as a dark knight to triumph over ultimate evil and stop the sting of Black Scorpion from undermining all of the United States and plunging Las Vegas into chaos and anarchy.

A major production for a feature film is in active development in Hollywood based on the franchised character of Michael Tiranno, the Tyrant. The film will be based on the blended adaptation of Black Scorpion and its predecessor, The Seven Sins, which both have also been licensed to DC Comics for comic books and graphic novels publications worldwide.

Writer/director Chuck Russell has been attached to The Seven Sins , an upcoming film based on a blended adaptation of The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending and Black Scorpion: the Tyrant Reborn.

Author Notes

JON LAND is the acclaimed author of over thirty novels, including the bestselling series featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong: Strong Enough to Die ; Strong Justice ; Strong at the Break ; Strong Vengeance ; and Strong Rain Falling , which won the 2013 USA Best Books Award and 2014 International Book Award. In addition, Land is the coauthor of the nonfiction bestseller Betrayal . Jon Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

FABRIZIO BOCCARDI is an entrepreneur, investor, creator, producer, and CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Midas World Entertainment Inc. Boccardi is the creator and owner of the multimedia brand and franchise the Tyrant. In addition, he controls numerous investments in the United States and abroad.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Michael Tiranno (aka the Tyrant) saved Las Vegas, Nev., from a terrorist attack in Land's The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending (2008). In this absorbing sequel, Michael faces a bigger threat-the infamous Black Scorpion crime empire, based in Eastern Europe, an organization that engages in human trafficking across the globe. Vladimir Dracu, Black Scorpion's unstable leader, takes Scarlett Swan, Michael's archeologist girlfriend, hostage. Scarlett was pursuing an ancient relic whose discovery could have important implications for the fate of humanity. An outsized hero perfectly suits the over-the-top plot. Michael is at home with high finance, having built the Seven Sins Resort and Casino into the highest-grossing property on the Strip. He's equally at home in the local sports arena, where he takes on Durado "the Executioner" Segura in a mixed martial arts exhibition bout. Larger-than-life action scenes play out in a variety of locales in this exuberant crime thriller. Agent: Natalia Aponte, Natalia Aponte Literary Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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