MADNESS: BOOK ONE

 

 

 

In 2054, America has changed by necessity; safe areas have been established to combat ‘internal terrorism’. Their creation had the side effect of literally burying older places in ‘dark zones’ – forgotten places of crime and murder hidden under the raised platforms of the new cities.

 

For Ellyandra Dyett, the zones are just part of her job with the FBI; but all that changes when the discovery of a desiccated corpse murdered over 40 years before leads Ellyandra Dyett and her team of criminologists through a web of torture, deceit and multiple murders. When new murders are tied to the old, Ellie finds herself targeted by a madman, and begins to find that she, too, is slipping into madness.

 

MADNESS is the first full-length novel by Derek E Dykes. Filled with Alabama landmarks and a dash of southern history, MADNESS unfolds through the eyes of Ellyandra Dyett, an FBI Criminologist who stumbles upon a horrific secret. Set in 2054 in a reorganized society, Derek shows us a world that, while frightfully different in many ways, seems all too plausible for an alternate near-future.

 

 

In 2055, America has changed by necessity; safe areas have been established to combat ‘internal terrorism’. Their creation had the side effect of literally burying older places in ‘dark zones’ – forgotten places of crime and murder hidden under the raised platforms of the new cities.

 

For Ellyandra Dyett, the dark zones underneath the new cities are just part of her job. All the new cities have them: Boston, DC, St. Louis, Mobile — and Miami; none are as dangerous as Miami. But more than just drugs and murder goes on in the darkness beneath New Miami, and Ellie and her team are about to find themselves pulled into danger on an inhumane level. Only this time, the lives of two innocents are on the line, and each twist and turn only makes protecting them more impossible.

 

MAYHEM continues the story of Ellyandra Dyett and her team, as they work to uncover the sinister happenings in Miami. Lives will be not only changed, but lost in part Two of the Dark Zone Trilogy.

 

MAYHEM: BOOK TWO
MURDER: BOOK THREE

In 2056, America has changed by necessity; safe areas have been established to combat ‘internal terrorism’. Their creation had the side effect of literally burying older places in ‘dark zones’ –  forgotten places of crime and murder hidden under the raised  platforms of the new cities.

For Ellyandra Dyett, the zones are just part of her job with the FBI;  when a plane load of people goes down into a sunken New Orleans, Ellie discovers they’d all be infected with a lethal virus before the crash. When the  new virus starts to show up around the country, Ellie and her team find themselves coming face to face  a religious zealot bent on heralding the End of the World. All the while, old enemies work to exact their revenge, and more than one person close to the team is destined to die as a result. Revenge, madness and mayhem all play a part in MURDER: Book Three of the Dark Zone  Trilogy.