By Trey Dowell
A charming debut, The Protectors deals a dismal twist at the vintage superhero tale as fallen hero Scott McAlister embarks on a globe-hopping chase to forestall his former teammate—and ex-lover—gone rogue.
Don’t name him a superhero.
Heroes swap the realm. Scott McAlister? On a very good day, he manages to alter out of sweatpants.
It wasn’t regularly like this. Scott was once chief of the Protectors, the world’s one and in simple terms squad of superheroes. It was once an honest gig, yet faraway from the glossy strength for strong the UN marketed. He might abide the exposure stunts, the lies, the ham-fisted executive handlers—but whilst one of many Protectors died less than his command, it was once an excessive amount of. Wracked with guilt, Scott stepped down and into an early retirement.
Now, 5 years later, a determined CIA leader exhibits up on Scott’s doorstep with a well mannered request and a cadre of outrage troops to make sure that Scott accepts. His ex-teammate and ex-lover, Lyla Ravzi, has long gone rogue. the previous Protector has the power to manage minds, and she’s not drawn to “protecting.” She wishes international domination.
Scott’s venture is easy: locate Lyla and forestall her. The messy little info are as much as him. It’s the very last thing Scott wishes after 5 years spent attempting to disregard the Protectors and to recover from Lyla, however the substitute is worse.
As he closes in on his goal, Scott is pressured to confront his earlier and face a chilling fact: Can he shop the area and the lady he as soon as enjoyed? Or will he need to pick out?