Level 26 : dark origins

by Zuiker, Anthony E., 1968-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Unlock a new level of fear. It is well known among law enforcement personnel that murderers can be categorized on a scale of twenty-five levels of evil, from the naive opportunists starting out at Level 1 to the organized, premeditated torture-murderers who inhabit Level 25. What almost no one knows - except for the elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt down the world's most dangerous killers, a group of men and women accounted for in no official ledger, headed by the brilliant but reluctant operative Steve Dark - is that a new category of killer is in the process of being defined. Only one man belongs to this group. His targets: Anyone. His methods: Unlimited. His alias: Sqweegel. His classification: Level 26.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Zuiker, creator of the mind-bogglingly successful CSI television franchise, offers a concept he touts as Storytelling 2.0 : throughout the book, readers are prompted to go to a Web site to watch a cyber-bridge, basically, a short scene from the story. The story is about a serial killer, nicknamed Sqweegel by a traumatized victim, who is a Level 26 that is, one degree worse than the world has ever seen. Unpredictable, untrackable, and unstoppable, he's destroyed the psyches of all the elite Special Circs agents who have come close to catching him. Steve Dark, who came closer than anyone, has retired and wants nothing to do with the case. But then Secretary of Defense Norman Wycoff tells Special Circs chief Tom Riggins to bring Dark or face termination. And then Sqweegel sends a terrifying message: he wants Dark back in action, too. Fans of cowriter Swierczynski (Severance Package, 2007) will recognize his trademark injections of adrenaline, and those who crave race-the-clock action will have no complaints. Sqweegel is a hauntingly horrific creation, too. And the cyber-bridges? Well, the good news, for readers who don't want to interrupt their page-turning with mouse-clicking, is that they're not essential to the story. But that's also the bad news for Zuiker's concept.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "CSI creator Zuiker teams with Swierczynski (Severance Package) to create what's billed as the world's first "digi-novel," involving a seriously weird serial killer and the tortured FBI investigator who's forced to hunt him down. There's nothing really new about the basic concept, but Swierczynski handles the writing with assurance and verve. The killer, known as Sqweegel, is "a psychopath who has shot, raped, maimed, poisoned, burned, strangled, and tortured upwards of fifty people in six countries over a span of more than twenty years." The investigator, Steve Dark, lives a quiet life with his beloved, pregnant wife, in Malibu, Calif. The digital concept kicks in every 20 pages or so when the reader is referred to a Web site containing 20 two- to three-minute professionally made film clips that bridge the action from one section to another. It's a bit like watching the extras on a DVD-fun, but not really necessary to the main event. 200,000 first printing. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Serial murder investigation -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror fiction.
Publisher New York :Dutton,2009
Other Titles Level twenty six
Dark origins
Contributors Swierczynski, Duane.
Language English
Notes "First ever interactive digi-novel." Although the book can be read as a traditional thriller book, the web links bring the characters to life in movie scenes that extend the story.
The companion movies on the website star "Dan Buran as Steve Dark, Michael Ironside as Tom Riggins, Glenn Morshower as Norman Wycoff, Bill Duke as Jack Mictchell, Kevin Weisman as Josh Banner, Daniel Browning Smith as Sqweegel, Tauvia Dawn as Sibby Dark."
System Details To experience the optional "digital cyber-bridge" requires Internet access and entering the codes given throughout the text..
Description 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780525951254
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