Nick Winters, wealthy heir to billions, is the tragic victim of a terrorist attack at a young age. He loses both of his parents. Suddenly inheriting a vast fortune, he sets about wandering the world, learning techniques that will help him strike back at the evil that has torn his life apart. When he eventually returns to the city of Chicago, he is a changed man. He will use his vast fortune to protect those who need it, to bring villains to justice and to solve mysteries. He also has a vast network of informants and helpers to assist him. Then, one day, he gets a package in the mail.
Inside is a hat.
However, this hat is more than just a black fedora. It is infused with the latest technology that will enhance Nick’s already amazing abilities to near-superhuman levels. The problem is that some other people want that technology back. People who helped design it, but now want to use it for nefarious purposes.
Oh, and each time he uses the hat, it’s also slowly killing him.
It’s all just another day at the office for Nick. In a wide-ranging, wild, action-packed adventure he must stop the people trying to bring down this country. He has to save thousands, and he has to manage to stay alive.
Filled with dazzling adventure, mystery and suspense, from horror and thriller novelist Bryan W. Alaspa, comes his nod to comic books and pulp fiction: The Hat Trick.

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About the Author

Bryan W. Alaspa is a Chicago born and bred author of both fiction and non-fiction works. He has been writing since he sat down at his mother’s electric typewriter back in the third grade and pounded out his first three-page short story. He spent time studying journalism and other forms of writing. He turned to writing as his full-time career in 2006 when he began writing freelance, online and began writing novels and books.

For non-fiction, he is the author of: Ghosts of St. Louis: The Lemp Mansion and Other Eerie Tales, Chicago Crime Stories: Rich Gone Wrong, Chicago Disasters, Forgotten Tales of Illinois, Silas Jayne: Chicago’s Suburban Gangster, Sabotage: A Chronicle of the Chesterton Crash and Chicago’s Unsolved Mysteries.

For fiction he is the author of: The Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang, The Vanished Child, Dust, RIG: A Novel of Terror, Sin-Eater: Book One, Sin-Eater: Book Two – Destiny, Mythos: A Thriller, After the Snowfall, The Dead Phone, One Against Many: A Deklan Falls Mystery, Vicious, Sapphire: A Paranormal Romance, Strange Fruit and the Slender Man, Sin-Eater: Book Three – Renegade, Fracktured: A Deklan Falls Case File and Rotate the Earth: Book One: The Drivers.

He is also the author of three collections: Why Hockey Sucks! And Other Random Thoughts, Stories and Flashpoint: A Collection of Curious Beginnings and Endings.

Mr. Alaspa has also contributed stories to the anthologies Wrapped in Red and Wrapped in White.

Mr. Alaspa writes true crime, history, horror, thrillers, mysteries, detective stories and tales about the supernatural.

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