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Unlock a new level of fear
It is well known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can be categorized on a scale of twenty- five levels of evil, from the naive opportunists starting out at Level 1 to the organized, premeditated torture- murderers who inhabit Level 25.
What almost no one knows—except for the elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt down the world’s most dangerous killers, a group of men and women accounted for in no official ledger, headed by the brilliant but reluctant operative Steve Dark—is that a new category of killer is in the process of being defined.
Only one man belongs to this group.
His targets: Anyone
His alias: Sqweegel
His classification: Level 26
Welcome to the Dark side.
The first television script I ever wrote was CSI. Almost overnight, the CSI franchise surpassed my wildest dreams and became a cultural phenomenon. And now, I am extremely pleased to announce my next project, Level 26: Dark Origins. Level 26 takes the best features of books, film, and interactive digital technologies and rolls them all into a unique storytelling experience we’re calling the world’s first “Digi-Novel™.”
Level 26: Dark Origins features Steve Dark, the ultimate crime scene tactician on the tail of a killer so brutal law enforcement has invented a new classification of evil to account for him. Dark Origins can be read on the beach or on an airplane without any digital access . . . but where the traditional story ends, a deeper level of immersion is available at www.level26.com, exclusively to readers of the book. About every twenty pages, you will have the option of logging in to experience a digital cyber-bridge—a three-minute motion picture scene with A-list actors you might’ve seen in blockbuster films and award winning TV shows. Before your eyes, the characters will spring to life, crime scene details will explode off the screen, and the Web site might even ask for a phone number—where the killer can reach you directly. You might call it CSI with an edge.
Level 26 is not just something you read. It’s an experience. Read, watch, log in. Enjoy!
Anthony E. Zuiker
CSI creator Zuiker teams with Swierczynski (Severance Package) to create what's billed as the world's first digi-novel, involving a seriously weird serial killer and the tortured FBI investigator who's forced to hunt him down. There's nothing really new about the basic concept, but Swierczynski handles the writing with assurance and verve. The killer, known as Sqweegel, is a psychopath who has shot, raped, maimed, poisoned, burned, strangled, and tortured upwards of fifty people in six countries over a span of more than twenty years. The investigator, Steve Dark, lives a quiet life with his beloved, pregnant wife, in Malibu, Calif. The digital concept kicks in every 20 pages or so when the reader is referred to a Web site containing 20 two- to three-minute professionally made film clips that bridge the action from one section to another. It's a bit like watching the extras on a DVD—fun, but not really necessary to the main event. 200,000 first printing.(Sept.)
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A buddy from work let me borrow this book; I can't get over page 50 without pulling my hair out. I feel like I am reading a very mature YA book with R content at an 8th grade... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christine Marr
This book was awesome! Some readers don't like short chapters, but I prefer it. I couldn't put this book down, and I just ordered the other two. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Predictable story, completely ludicrous plot points, unnatural dialogue, inconsistent characterization, and parts of the book are left completely unwritten, prompting the reader to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sim
Gracious, but what a terrible book.
My roommate has had this on her desk for over a year, and she keeps saying how it's so scary that she couldn't finish it-could barely... Read more
A co-worker recommended this book. I'm glad I followed her lead and read the book instead of reading the mix reviews first. I personally loved the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
It's the multimedia innovation that I love about this book.Published 12 months ago by Mark L. Berry
Was compelling story. The links to videos from iPad was horrible. The instructions did not work, so I would watch several from YouTube . Lookup suggested did not work. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bill Reeder