Today, you get a unique pleasure of looking into the journals of one of the main characters. Adrian Van Helsing is definitely a unique character!
Adrian Van Helsing is a bit of mystery in “A Prescription for Delirium.” Here we find a little more about him and his Nanomachines.
From the journals of Adrian Van Helsing:
February 12, 2008
I tire of working for these fools. They know nothing, but are still in charge. It’s time I look into working on my own creations. I’ve decided to research and develop nanotechnology. I have to admit the subject of manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale has fascinated me. I am more interested in looking into the self-assembly side of things. To have a robot, invisible to the naked eye, create something from the ground up will prove a great challenge.
April 24, 2008
Controlling the nanomachines is proving difficult. The technology used to communicate with them is rudimentary at best. If I’m going to get anywhere with this I need to develop my own form of communication.
August 18, 2008
I have created a program that works well for controlling the nanomachines. The disassembly/assembly aspect is fascinating. The nanites can break down the structure of any object within minutes, and, from the readings I have gotten, understand the makeup of that object. The nanites can then use the material to create another structure from the bottom up. They also replicate so quickly, on machine can become 10,000 in the matter of minutes.
October 10, 2008
My creations have boosted my productivity. I’ve even started developing new projects the company is unaware of. Still, I feel there is more I can do with the nanomachines. It may be possible to control them through my brain. I’m beginning experimentation. Raina Beau has approached me about joining her team at work. There is something about her I find interesting.
January 12, 2009
I developed a transmitter that will use radio waves to communicate my thoughts to the nanites. The machines have iron nano-particles which act as antenna for other nano-particles to send commands. The transmitter will allow the commands to be mental instead of from an outside source. I’m going to inject myself with a group of nanites and the transmitter. The machines are programmed to implant the device in my brain. Even though Raina and I have proven to be good together, I am hesitant to explain my personal project to her. I will keep it my secret.
January 23, 2009
No progress yet. I am not sure when this will take effect. It should have been immediate. I will continue to adjust.
February 26, 2009
Failure. I’m getting no response from the nanites when I send a command. Perhaps I have reached the boundary of the machines capability. I think it is time I take a break from this experiment. Thanks to Raina, the company has been looking to me for their more secretive projects. I doubt any of these are actually legal, not that it matters as long as I am getting compensation.
March 16, 2009
I saw a vampire at the company last night. Raina was entertaining him. I think he is an important client for the company. It shouldn’t be my business, but it is. As much as I try to avoid my family business, I can’t ignore what is right in front of me. I think it’s time I pick up my stake and hunt this leech down.
July 15, 2009
Thanks to the leech, I’ve fallen into a trap. He has informed Interpol and the America’s own homeland Security of the possible under-dealings my team is involved in. I thought I had the vampire within my grasp. Instead I am surrounded by federal agents. It would have been all over but something extraordinary happened. Extraordinary and excruciating. My area behind my right eyes started pounding. I could hear a busing in my ears. The world slowed and the building pressure behind my eye exploded. I awoke after some time to find my right eye missing. The agents were no more. The nanites had attacked them, leaving no evidence. It seems the adrenaline rush I felt triggered something with the device. It is working, the nanites obey my command, but I have paid a price. I have arrived at the lab to gather what I can because it looks like I will be on the lam. I always wanted to use that phrase.
Adrian was arrested by Homeland Security for Arms trafficking on August 30, 2009. He was incarcerated for two years until his escape.
A Prescription for Delirium
Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise. She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.
However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession. Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil's plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.
A Prescription for Delirium is released on December 1st, 2012.
Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.
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