This site provides a brief synopsis of my first novel and hyperlinks
to its first three chapters.
D'angels begins with CRAIG STEPHENSON, Computer Science Ph.D.
in an F-16 flown by an obnoxious Artificial Intelligence. Dangerous
things happen and Craig wonders how he got into the situation. DR.
ANSELM MALLOY, his graduate advisor is how.
Anselm has a stroke and receives Craig's invention, a brain-computer
interface. The invention cures Anselm's stroke and gives him the power
of a d'angel (digital angel)..
SIMON VALENTINE pulls political strings to get the second implant.
Simon falls becoming a d'evil (digital evil). Simon gathers power and
Anselm builds his own power base to stop Simon. He rescues Craig
using the F-16, (explaining the mysteries of the first chapter). Anselm
confronts Simon in the Arena (cyberspace), defeating Simon.
Simon recruits experts in computer cracking, terrorism, etc., giving
them brain implants. Anselm recruits people psychologically fit for the
implant. Craig is unsuited for the implant. He is crushed, but
brainstorms a non-invasive (helmet) interface.
Jean, one of the d'angels is attacked and falls. He runs amok,
compromising Anselm's systems and killing someone. He's subdued and his
implant is removed.
Anselm backs Craig's helmet idea but as a better way to screen
d'angel candidates. Work on the helmets begins. The d'evils purchase two
nuclear weapons from the Russian mafia.
The helmet doesn't work, but someone suggests two heads are better
than one. Craig tests the two-helmet system with his girlfriend,
Dolores. It proves intimate.
D'angels steal the nukes. D'evils modify Anselm's nano-machines to
create a doomsday weapon. Nick, a d'angel modifies one of the nukes. The
d'evils plot to kill the PRESIDENT with a swarm of flying bombs and
A less intimate version of the helmets works in Multi-Disciplinary
Teams (MDTs). MDTs prove more powerful than either d'angels or d'evils.
The strongest MDT tries to disable his doomsday bugs and fails.
The swarm attacks the President at the NSA, and chases him across
suburban Maryland. When all looks lost, the modified nuke creates an
electron tsunami (EMP) friying all the doomsday bugs'. The President is
saved. Craig marries Dolores.