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Wolf Man is a thriller centered on the adventures of Steve Lurgan, a photojournalist covering the Bosnian War of the 90ís. Lurgan investigates a renegade unit of the Kosovo Liberation Army that is reported to be butchering prisoners in the Accursed Mountains along the Albanian border, selling their organs and body parts to a Chinese blackmarketing ring. Lurgan is rescued from the KLA during a raid by Serbian paratroopers led by the dreaded Captain Evilenko. The Captain forces Lurgan to return to the Accursed Mountains to continue his investigation in an area rumored to be inhabited by a supernatural creature. Lurgan encounters the beast but is possessed by its demonic spirit during the battle. He goes on to set a death trap for the KLA rebels, then manages to escape Kosovo to return to the USA.

Upon returning to New York, he befriends a beautiful Serbian model who is suffering from drug abuse. He falls in love with Jana Dragona and becomes her guardian angel in protecting her from drug dealers seeking to exploit her addiction. It is the massacre of a crack dealer and his crew that convinces Detective Darko Lucic that Lurgan is somehow connected to a string of attacks on NYC street gangs by a trained dog. Upon researching Lurgan, he learns of his history in Kosovo and suspects that Steve is hunting down an organ blackmarketing ring in the City. It is Lucicís investigation that results in both Lurgan and Captain Evilenko learning of each otherís presence in New York.

Evilenko knows of the carnage unleashed by Lurgan in the Accursed Mountains, and is determined to coerce Steve into joining his network as an enforcer and assassin. He learns of Steveís friendship with Jana and attempts to lure her into his infrastructure with promises of drugs, fame and fortune. Steve does his best to convince Jana of Evilenkoís true motivations, but to no avail. Lucic continues his investigation of Evilenko and begins building up evidence of a multimillion-dollar organ trading racket supplied by murder victims of the Captainís gang. Evilenko learns of Lucicís activity and nearly kills Darko in an assassination attempt.

With Lucic out of the way, Evilenko turns Jana into a virtual slave in his upstate mansion, bartering for her release in exchange for Steveís cooperation. Lurgan is next confronted by Lucic, who has accumulated substantial evidence of Steveís metamorphosis into a demonic fiend during the full moon cycle. Steve is fascinated by Darkoís findings and reluctantly volunteers to be videotaped in order to see the change with his own eyes. Steve is shocked by the video but agrees with Darko that it might provide the only way for them to rescue Jana.

Steve and Darko invade Evilenkoís armed fortress and manage to rescue Jana, uncovering his horrific laboratory and storage depot where millions of dollarsí worth of body parts are being stored for purchase by Chinese Tong racketeers. Evilenko decides to retaliate by completing the sale of a chemical weapon he has developed. An Al Qaeda cell in NYC takes possession of the anthrax bomb, and Darko and Jana realize that only Steveís alter ego can stop them in time.

This is a cross-genre action-adventure combining elements of horror with spellbinding suspense and modern-day international intrigue. Its fascinating characters, snappy dialogue and page-turning momentum will make this one a post-modernist classic. Wolf Man is a story that readers wonít soon forget.

Cast of Characters

Steve Lurgan

Steve is a native of Ireland whose life journey takes him to the battlefields of the Serbian War as a photojournalist in the 90's. Ruggedly handsome and charismatic, he is popular among his fellow correspondents who join with him on an ill-fated excursion through the Accursed Mountains near Kosovo. A series of events lead him to killing a demonic wolf and falling under an ancient curse. Steve returns to America and becomes infatuated with a Serbian model though aware that the curse will forever stand between them. Seeking to protect her from her enemies, he falls afoul of the NYPD and draws the attention of Serbian blackmarketer Bojan Evilenko. Jana Dragana becomes a pawn in a battle between Evilenko and Detective Darko Lucic, both sides unaware of the catastrophic force their manipulations will unleash.

Mirjana Dragana

The beautiful Serbian model is Steve's next-door neighbor and secret love, though he knows they can never be as one because of the curse of the wolf. He becomes her confidant and protector, though unaware that their friendship can eventually turn into a liability for her. Her drug addiction becomes a problem as does her unemployment, and Steve's enemies use these factors to her disadvantage in an attempt to coerce Steve into their network.

Darko Lucic

Street-wise and battle-seasoned, Darko lived through the Serbian War and is sympathetic to Jana's challenges in coping with American high society and Steve's post-traumatic stress. Yet the canine attacks on NYC drug dealers leads him to suspect that there is more to the killings than meets the eye. Upon learning of the involvement of Bojan Evilenko, Darko realizes he needs Jana and Steve's cooperation any way he can get it. Yet it is Darko's spiritual side that results in his bonding with Steve to rescue Jana from Evilenko's clutches. His climactic battle against crippling injury proves inspirational as his true character comes through in resolving what becomes a life-or-death conflict against the forces of darkness.

Bojan Evilenko

Feared throughout his homeland during the Serbian War, Captain Evilenko joined the White Knights of the Serbian Empire at the end of the conflict. It provided him with the resources to establish links with the Chinese Tong and become a major connection in their human organ trafficking network. Knowing of Steve and his curse from the war, he uses Jana as bait to lure Steve into his organization. His association with Al Qaeda makes him a threat to every person in New York City.

Benny Tracker

Darko Lucic's partner with the NYPD, Benny is a capable military vet with street smarts and nerves of steel. He prefers backing Lucic's plays and providing backup where necessary, allowing Darko's intuition to guide them as they create moves and exploit opportunities. Benny's Scorpio instincts tend towards being observant, patient and fast-acting, causing him to spot openings as they appear and strike quickly before an opponent has time to react.

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