Well, it has been written for the first time. The novel has, so far, no working title. The file Scrivener directory is DrugDeath.scriv, but that will change. Probably.
This novel will be simpler in its construct. There will be no time travel, and more action. Mark from loop vacation is introduced as a younger, more bad ass self. He is also less experienced and, who knows, may make a few mistakes in his desire to save his younger brother.
The novel takes place in Vancouver, BC. I lived in Vancouver for more than 10 years, and I love the city. Two of my kids were born there. Ironically, due to a hurriedly added line in Loop Vacation, this story takes place after I moved from Canada to the US. Kinda funny. It is actually fun to reconstruct some of the streets in my mind as I write the story. It has been a dozen years since I lived there, and I find I have to check a map to verify locations.
And then there is the question of technology. In early 2006, were we texting like crazy like we are now? Were there traffic cams? I am sure there were in general, but in Vancouver, at the intersection of Kingsway and Knight, was there a red light cam in 2006? Well, probably not since there is not one there now, but you get the idea. This have changed in 6 years; enough that I have to watch it. No 3G smart phones then, for sure.
Also, just for fun, I have given my protagonist a white 1993 Honda Civic DX hachback with a stick. This is almost the same car I owned while I lived in Vancouver until I moved to the US and they (the US immigration dudes) told me I could not take the car with me. I loved that car. The kids that owned it before me dropped the engine out of an Acura GS into it. Fun. Fun car in a fun city.
Hopefully, no one will ever call this story fun.
Cause it ain’t. It is a harrowing dash for life, with a motorcycle gain in hot pursuit, determined to kill enough people to keep the lot of them out of prison. And the only way out is completely unthinkable.