Alice Summers arrives in Nexus City to work as an event manager. There she is spotted by the DARK syndicate kingpin William Maxwell Hetherington aka Godfather.
The possibility of civil war is rising in the DARK syndicate and the underworld for the position of Godfather. To maintain his supremacy, Lord William drags Alice in his crime world that has numerous romantic, suspenseful, betrayal, and thrilling moments.
Set in the fictional city of Nexus, the novel is the first part in the Underworld Universe series.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Reading The Godfather inspired me to create a underworld universe of my own. It took me five years to conceive and two years to write the first part. My writing is no near to Sir Puzo. This series is my tribute to him.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Characters of book are completely conceived and brought to paper by my imagination. Every character is written with a view as to how a person would like to live in a world without laws. In a world where no restrictions are in force, the true character of any individual will be reflected. And underworld fulfills the criteria.
10 AM, Nexus city (situated in Barnegat Bay, connected with Ocean County, New Jersey)
A tall, slender, broad-shouldered man in his fifties, arms are thin but muscled. Has golden color hair, stubble long beard, and mustache with pale green eyes, appears uncomfortable reading the headlines "Underworld defeated, justice prevails." He kept the newspaper on the table and lifts his cell phone to make a call.
Receiver replies, "Godfather, I know your concern. Waiting for your permission."
"An example should be set Faceless."
Faceless replied, "Yes my lord."
Godfather adds, "Ask Judge for the collaboration."
One o’clock at night, December. A luxury SUV stops at a wooden house and a tall muscular adult of mid 40's age, steps outside to find the door of the house is kept open, with all lights out. He enters the house while asking,
"Jenny, Liz, Why the door is left open?"
He tries to turn on the light but electricity was out. He approaches the next room to find his wife Jenny and teenage daughter Liz tied to chairs, held onto gunpoint, terrified and hurt, surrounded by approximately ten armed men. The light from the fireplace was faintly illuminating the room. A person in a black suit with hands-on gloves was sitting in the middle of the couch, whose half body was being illuminated by light, thus difficult to recognize, appearing to be the leader of intruders.
Jenny cried out "Martin!"
"What the hell is this?" Martin rushed towards her wife, “Jenny”, when one of the intruders grabs and pushed Martin against another chair. After being thrashed by the gang, Martin was also tied to being helpless. Martin shouted at the leader
"Who are you? Your vengeance is with me. Leave my family. We can talk about this."
"Yes." The person replied in a deep voice and composed way, "I am here to talk." The person leaned forward to show himself. A man, medium built, 6ft, appearing to be young age of 30, wearing a black, full face, tactical skull mask with metal mesh eye protection, straight black hairs reaching out till the neck.
"Who, who are you? What do you want?"
"Faceless wants the world to fear."
"Fear." Martin asked, "What do you mean fear?"
Faceless approached and a heavy slap was pressed on Liz, causing her loss of a tooth, right cheek ripped, and blood all over her face.
Martin and Jenny pleaded for mercy "Please, please no. Spare her. She is a child, just 16."
Faceless with a finger on his lips said, "Sshh. Martin, you should have thought about it before testifying Jordan Deval?"
Martin was spellbound.
Faceless asked, "What happened Martin? You should speak fearlessly as you spoke in the courtroom against Underworld."
Martin was quite. Another slap was pressed on Liz when Jenny shouted: "For god sake please let her go."
Faceless removed his gun and shot the right thigh of Jenny from point-blank range
"Yes, yes, I apologize. I was wrong. I apologize." Martin broke down to tears, "Let my family go. I will do as you say. Let them go, please. I beg of you."
"I am here to let them go, Martin." Faceless pierced his thumb in Jenny's wound when she screamed at the top capacity of her lungs. Faceless raised his voice even louder, "I am here to end this. You want justice, I have that for all your family. A judgment that the world will know tomorrow morning."
One of the gunmen took out a gasoline can and spill it all over Liz and Jenny. The rest of the gasoline was spilled all over the wooden house floor.
"What the hell is this, this… this is gasoline "Martin shouted, "No, no.., no…., please listen to me, I am the culprit, I testified against Underworld. Punish me. They are innocent."
"You should have thought about them earlier."
Faceless lit up a lighter and threw it over Liz. Martin shouted out loud. He begged the abductors leaving the room after Faceless. Both Liz and Jenny's cries swarmed the night. As much as Martin's. The wooden house also caught fire along with them.
Faceless walked to his convoy of cars along with his men and makes a call. Another person picks up, a heavy build man, broad shoulders, white complexion, bald, sitting in a chair before another person who is tied up and lying on the floor, soaked in blood.
"I am done, Judge." Faceless reports,
The receiver, Judge, replied, "5 min."
"Ok. Report to Godfather when done." Faceless disconnects the call.
Judge spoke to the person in front of him, "An attorney should get Judgment, whether in or out of the courtroom Tom."
Tom, bleeding heavily, replied with confidence, "I am not afraid of death, Judge. I am already a winner. Martin has testified against Jordan Deval. And now…”
Judge interrupted with a loud voice "And now he is burned alive."
Gasping with shock and fear, Tom replied, "What, what …..?"
Judge: "Tom, Tom, Tom, you just heard me. We burned him."
Tom was blacked out for a moment, when Judge stood up, grabbed masonry nail in a hand and hammer in another, and said, "The headlines today read Attorney Tom Wells nailed it against Underworld. They will say the same tomorrow for us. Underworld nailed Attorney Tom Wells."
Judge kept the nail over the forehead and in a single hard strike by a hammer, Judge pushed the nail inside the head of Tom. Judge left the place with his men.
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