An enigmatic mastermind assembles four people with extraordinary abilities and offers them everything they want in exchange for the impossible. But after stumbling into a secret war, and uncovering a plot to hack the human race, they can’t be sure which side they’re on — just that not all of them will survive.

THE MINUS FACTION is a super-powered speculative thriller in seven novella-length episodes. In Episode One . . .

Beaten. Burned. Broken.

Capt. John Regent returns a paraplegic after escaping months of captivity and torture — except no one knows who took him or what he disclosed.

When a government agent comes for answers, she discovers John’s fantastical secret and sets him at war with his own country. But the veteran in the wheelchair has one last mission, and he’ll fight off the powers-that-be long enough to save the life of a troubled soldier — even if it costs John his own.

  • 1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 starsI don’t know where this author came from, but this book — no, the entire series! — is fantastic. Truly. I don’t know of any better super hero novel work out there better than this.

    The language, pacing, characters, and dialog are all spot on. The level of craft here is very strong. This isn’t fanfic or anything like that. It is exceptionally solid and well done. The pace is tight, but not in a rush. And, even better, while this is the first part of a serialized work (each part is around 100-120 pages), it is fully complete as a story and it feels like a much longer work.

    The team of heroes that Mr. Wayne assembles are flawed, broken people who each have an exceptional ability. Each part of this story is written almost as an origin story for the character, and “Breakout” is the story of John Regent, a crippled former special forces operative who has developed the ability to possess other people. And if you think that’s kind of dull – then you haven’t read a…[Read more]

  • Rob McClellan posted an update in the group Book logo of Breakout (Minus Faction 1)Breakout (Minus Faction 1) 4 months ago

    Just exceptional. Truly. Best take on super heroes I’ve read in a long, long time.