Stage Four

Stage Four

by John C. Payne

ISBN: 9781628384642

Publisher Page Publishing, Inc.

Published in Science Fiction & Fantasy/Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description

Three prominent individuals living in separate cities have been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma and have less than six months to live. Their pets are keeping them alive until they travel to Texas for a cure. Each find that the cure is far worse than the disease!

Sample Chapter

Kat Kurbell, a lawyer from San Francisco, completed all necessary treatment for her melanoma cancer. Nothing more can be done until death overtakes her. She has a pygmy peregrine falcon that is keeping her alive during the end-stage of her disease. She hopes that a cure is found before she passes.

Pierre Duval, a gay man from Paris, also has the end-stage disease of melanoma and is being warehoused, waiting for death. His pet bulldog has taken action to prevent its master’s death from overtaking him. Pierre lingers on in hope of some kind of miracle.

Slade Glick, a metro-sexual gentleman from Chicago is the third person having end-stage disease melanoma. His pet python has found a way to keep him living in hopes that a cure might be forthcoming before he dies.

They all learn through a YouTube story that a biochemist from South Texas has developed a cure for their type of cancer. Each pays a million dollars, gets their wretched bodies to Texas and undergo the curative treatment process. It works! They return home cured. Everything is fine until some type of environmental disruption occurs in their city during the night. They genetically morph into a large image of their pet and go out killing with their animals. Morning comes and the genetic process reverses. Waking up tired, the three have no clue what happened during the night.

Somebody has to stop them! Who?

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Author Profile

John C. Payne

John C. Payne

A best-selling author with Three and Out trilogy. Stage Four and Stage Five: The Reincarnation are also successful fiction/fantasy books.

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