November 14th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Roughouse: Loose Ends (Missions 0-5)
Comedy And Action in Sci Fi setting. First of four books by new author. Here's the prologue:
In a world very much like this one, super-powered individuals make up about thirty-percent of the planet’s population. In America, these super-humans are treated as normal as regular humans, but their powers are treated as one would treat a piece of equipment. Those possessing powers deemed as extraordinary and/or beyond human enhancement require registration and license to use their powers, much like you would register a car and gain a license to drive it. Of course, not everyone with powers was gung ho about getting their powers registered and preferred to live “normal” lives without all of the excitement of special abilities. Registered or not, powers must be used wisely according to law.
Infractions of this law were met with penalties that fit the bill: flying to work on unregistered wings would be similar to driving without a license; using unregistered probability manipulation to win in Las Vegas would be treated as grand larceny; even scaring away a mugger with unregistered emotion control would be compared to assault. In short, there are many “innocent” people with super-abilities spending nights, months, and even years in jail for small offenses that they may not have been able to help.
This brings us to Jasmine Thorne, a well-decorated FBI agent whose career was brought to a screeching halt when a raid turned violent. The ensuing battle left him confined to a wheel chair, the right side of his body completely paralyzed. He's being secretly funded by the government to start up a paramilitary group to assist in fighting super criminals. “Secretly funded” means his group is not sanctioned by the government, and holds no real authority in the eyes of the law.
Thorne does his own research and offers a choice to certain inmates who have been wrongfully accused. After completion of said missions, the government which currently disavows them will erase their criminal histories and start them anew with clean records. For some repeat offenders, this is the only way to get out of jail while they are still young. From inside prison, they accept his offer and become Roughouse.
November 14th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Sounds good but why did you name a male FBI agent after a female stripper?
November 17th, 2012, 08:34 AM
Made that up, wasn't after anyone. that's funny
Originally Posted by phil_geo
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