Christopher Buecheler (cwbuecheler on QT) has signed with agent Kirsten Carleton of Prospect Agency.
Dear [Mr. or Ms. Agent's Last Name],
His country is shattered. His city is dying. Clay Foster, one of Brooklyn’s Finest, is fighting a losing battle against the dark tide that threatens to engulf his home. Science stopped the rising of the ocean waters at seven meters, but it has found no answer for Elixir. The drug has infiltrated every stratum of society.
Clay’s wife is dead. They told him it was an accident, and at first he believed them, but a single hair in the bedroom changed his mind. The hair, the photo, the rearranged office ... someone searched his home and hurled his wife from the balcony. What were they looking for? Why did Terry die, and what happened to her SynchDrive full of data?
To gain answers, he’ll visit the lawless shanty-town built above the flooded remains of Red Hook, the dangerous ganglands of Crown Heights, the abandoned hellscape of Union City, and the walled fortress of Manhattan, its glittering towers rising high above its waterlogged neighbors. In the process, he’ll stumble into a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the murder of one woman to touch countless millions in New York and beyond.
He’ll discover what Terry died fighting to accomplish and who ordered her death. He’ll come face to face with the person who carried out the hit, and in so doing encounter the greatest enemy he has ever known. He will learn the truth about Elixir. In the end, he’ll sacrifice all that he has to save his city and gain revenge.
ELIXIR, my fifth book, is a near-future thriller (104,200 words). It is a standalone novel with room for sequels. It has not been published or self-published previously and is a simultaneous submission to multiple agents. My previous works include the II AM Trilogy (iiamtrilogy.com), an urban fantasy series, and The Broken God Machine (brokengodmachine.com), a young adult science-fiction novel. I have also had short fiction published in Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine and Aurora Wolf Magazine.
Thank you for your time and consideration,