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"With a city at war, turning to evil may be their only choice." Two years ago, a supervillain known as The Negative Man brought Pacific Station to the brink of destruction. No one dared stand in his way… that is until the arrival of a new hero: The Dark Lion. At the end of their final battle, The Negative Man disappeared. Months went by and without a sign of his return, th"With a city at war, turning to evil may be their only choice." Two years ago, a supervillain known as The Negative Man brought Pacific Station to the brink of destruction. No one dared stand in his way… that is until the arrival of a new hero: The Dark Lion. At the end of their final battle, The Negative Man disappeared. Months went by and without a sign of his return, the city returned to normal. Unfortunately, a new evil has taken hold; one in the form of a gang of supers known as The Aces. Led by their charismatic leader, Spades, they have become the terror of the city. Once again The Dark Lion is called into duty to make the city safe. But questions remain: are The Aces just a distraction? And most importantly, will The Negative Man rise again?...

Title : The Negative Man: City of Chaos (Pacific Station Vigilante Book 1)
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ISBN : 28387663
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 220 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Negative Man: City of Chaos (Pacific Station Vigilante Book 1) Reviews

  • Sahana Reddy
    2018-12-05 18:26

    I would like to thank Mr. Jeremy Croston for providing me a copy of his book to review. I would like to offer my most sincere apologies for not reviewing this book within the stipulated time. I am extremely sorry I fell sick and lagged at work so had to pick up and lost track of things. I tried to finish the review as soon as I got free. I am truly very sorry!Now onto the review, this book is a great read, I loved the mood it set, the way its told I feel like i m at the sea eating a sandwich watching everything happen right before me. It is engaging beyond any doubt. When I started it I did get a feel of Batman's story being told but to say that it was very similar would be very wrong. It reminds us of batman's comics because of the similar engaging story, interesting villains, use of technology and detective skills. I personally enjoyed the characterisation. Most of the characters seemed very relate able. I did however find the stereotype hot girl being characterised just as a sexy damsel and would have liked her to be something more. Maybe that's because I am a girl and guys would enjoy it much better. I myself would have liked someone stronger than just very attractive.The story line is engaging at its best, the hero and villains have powers that's not exactly normal or explained by technology. Negative Man in particular creeps me out. The writing is great I especially loved the font especially the font for the chapter names! I did find a few error in logic but they are forgivable because of such a good plot line and the great writing. I am still not sure why this book doesn't have a superhero fan-base. It truly deserves every bit of the rage these Marvel DC movies are getting these days! My overall verdict , pick this book up its gonna entertain you, scare you , make you cry too maybe but I guarantee you it will not disappoint.

  • Ronnie Scarbrough
    2018-12-02 17:26

    Ok story Ok plot line but weak ending . Character development limited to a couple MN ain't characters only, Not sure if the major plot twist was worth the effort,

  • Kitty Muse Book Reviews
    2018-11-26 20:37

    “Hmph. Well, ya think ya know a guy…”This can be said pretty much for every one of the characters in this fast-moving, intriguing book.However, I get ahead of myself.In brief: The city of Pacific Station has been under the protection (if you will) of various superheroes for a very long time. In years past, it had the dubious distinction of being “cared for” by The Negative Man, a character who believed strongly in the idea that “Might is Right”. Not long ago, that position was challenged by another wunderkind, The Dark Lion.Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be the good guy, because bad guys come in and try to make you bad by causing you to abandon your principles—which is always a threat. Jericho Staley, sidekick to the current champion, sees that his boss, The Dark Lion, is losing to these types. He does everything in his power to undermine the outlaws in order to keep his boss on the good side, but it seems as if the inevitable is going to happen.It’s not all bad for Jericho, though—he seems to have attracted a young lady, Heather Adams, who could have had the pick of any guy in the city, but has chosen him. However, she has powers of her own that she hadn’t known about—and which are very dangerous if not controlled.Things go from okay, to bad, to worse, when The Negative Man shows his face (sort of) again. The question is now—who will win in the final showdown? Because there WILL be one.What an exciting book! Such drama, so many colorful characters! I was drawn in immediately. The author spins a well-thought-out, fascinating story, filled with intentional misdirection and red herrings. I loved every word.The ending was perfect—simply because I never saw it coming. An absolute surprise!Oh—and be sure to read the Cast of Characters page towards the end, because it leads you into the next section of the book—and a whole other adventure…

  • A.L. Mengel
    2018-12-06 19:27

    Once I started reading Jeremy Croston’s City of Chaos I immediately thought of the classic, old-time superhero stories – the pulp fiction comic books, per se. The collectibles in the stores, 10 cent comic reads, with the storyboards, super-heroes and villains, with their animated violence and damsels in distress. Croston’s fictional world plays like the comic worlds of Marvel and DC, but Croston uses more of a personal and interesting touch with new and relatable characters.It reads like a comic book coming to life, as some of the other reviewers have said as well. The story is peppered with gritty action sequences. I would compare this novel to the DC and Marvel films that have dominated Hollywood in recent years. The Dark Lion is called to protect Pacific Station. The story introduces a group of villains – “The Aces” – who have been enacting a crime spree which the Dark Lion must address.The fictional metropolis Pacific Station is his backdrop for this hero’s tale…a fictional city not unlike Gotham or Metropolis, and immediate thoughts of a sprawling city with skyscrapers, busy streets filled with pedestrians. Jericho is the narrator, an investigator, and IT extraordinaire who develops a relationship with a blonde bombshell.This book reads like a blockbuster summertime popcorn movie. The kind where you would watch the heroes fight it out on screen, eyes glued to the screen, while nibbling on a Twizzler. This book is a page turner. And maybe there will be a film soon? Hopefully so!

  • Jim
    2018-11-28 20:40

    What a fun story! The whole superhero/super villain plot line is blown up and done in such a creative way. Instead of following the hero - The Dark Lion, we instead get to follow along with Jericho Staley. He's a semi-disgruntled IT guy who fell into league with The Dark Lion because that's also his day job boss, John Wonderton.The city is in big trouble. A gang of supers called The Aces are taking control with their unique powers, making life for DL (as Jericho calls him) very difficult. To make matters worse, the one villain DL never got over, The Negative Man, may be coming back. Long thought dead, this mysterious enemy lurks in the shadows.I'd almost classify this as a mystery due to the fact most of the book is trying to piece together who The Negative Man is. Jericho does such an excellent job narrating the story for us, that we get the feeling we're in the office with him most of the time. Croston does a wonderful job of not revealing too much at a time, but also making us question just about everyone's intentions. If you're after a suspense, mystery, or like the whole superhero action storyline, this story does all three and does them well.

  • Dreama Nelson
    2018-11-16 22:48

    I was going to hide this review because I did not want to spoil anything for future readers so I will just point out that this book encompasses you and pulls you in. You want to see whats next, want to see our main character developing, want to see the Negative Man show up. If you are a lover of the sci-fi/fantasy genre you will love this book. Jeremy put a lot of thought into this world and the cast of odd characters goes on for miles. Bravo! I cannot wait to see what is next. This truly is a 'City of Chaos', and its not over yet...Dark and foreboding, the Pacific Station tech industry is in for a big surprise when they meet some of these guys.

  • Debra
    2018-11-20 00:24

    For someone who didn't care much for comic books or superheroes, I really enjoyed this author and his book. His writing style, well developed characters, and engaging and different storyline made all the difference. There are twists and turns that the reader is not expecting, especially in the last few chapters. I won't saying anything more as I don't want to spoil it for anybody else. I am looking forward to reading more by the author and definitely in the Negative Man series.

  • Cindy Smith
    2018-11-16 20:42

    The Dark Lion is keeping Pacific Station safe from crime. Well, at least he is trying. He knows the villain The Negative Man is still out there and his concentration is a bit off. The Aces are starting to make their mark and want the Negative Man to return. Who will win the epic battle this time? The Aces, The Dark Lion or will the Negative Man really come back and defeat everyone? Has he even left? Great read! Never saw the end coming. What a twist!

  • Ted Tayler
    2018-11-20 01:47

    "Searching for a Hero"I've stepped outside my comfort zone again. Nobody can say I'm a Negative Man. I enjoyed the pace and readability of this one. OK, the comic book hero isn't a genre I often consider when reading for fun, but this one is well-written and had just the right amount of light and shade to keep my interest through to the final page.

  • Destini
    2018-12-07 21:35

    This book is for anyone who likes superhero movies!

  • Ananthatejas Raghavan
    2018-12-04 23:24

    UniqueThis was a very different superhero book. We are introduced into a world where a super villain, The negative man has wreaked havoc and after a grand fight with a new superhero, Dark Lion just disappeared. Jericho Staley is the computer genius who is helping Dark Lion keep the new menace, The Aces at bay. When the Negative Man then announces his comeback after two years in hiding, the chaos starts. This was a very creative and fast paced superhero novel which has some amazing twists. It keeps you guessing continously and has good characters. Pretty sure to leave you surprised at the end.

  • Jeremy Croston
    2018-11-16 21:28