The Reign of the Kingfisher by T.J. Martinson: A Visual Guide
By Adam WagnerFebruary 6, 2019
Thirty years ago a superhero tried to save Chicago. Now the city is again under siege in The Reign of the Kingfisher, a gritty, suspenseful, and beautifully written novel from award-winning debut author T.J. Martinson—take a visual tour with GIFnotes!
Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people has been taken hostage.
The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen…
Unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago.
Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets.
Then the Kingfisher died.
Chicago resumed its violent turmoil.
And Marcus slid back into obscurity.
But did the Kingfisher really die?
And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher’s past attempts to clean up the streets?
With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city’s violence, corruption, and chaos…
To figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically…