I am Martin
By Brian Ross Rick.
I am Martin Synopsis
Ari Roth, a disbarred criminal defense attorney, is among eight troubled souls who stumble onto a bus bound for Chicago. A routine overnight trip soon turns into a fight for survival when the driver diverts to a rural route to avoid an approaching storm. Only after the passengers end up in a remote part of Iowa, do they realize the detour was nothing but a ruse to take them to a town where the local sheriff and his deputies have made a terrible pact with “hunters” in exchange for their own survival.
The passengers soon realize they are being hunted by something far from human; a maniacal force that has no conscience, cannot be bargained with and cannot be stopped. Their only hope of survival lies in the hands of a fellow passenger; a reclusive man who wears a mask to hide a terrible disfigurement, who calls himself Martin.
Brian Ross Rick biography:
Asked about his greatest accomplishment, Brian Ross Rick responded by saying it was the night he prevented a Vietnam Veteran from committing suicide. He was only 19 at the time but was all too familiar with the long-term consequences of war. The son of a highly decorated World War II Veteran, who fought in the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and helped Liberate Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1945, Brian began writing at the age of six. He wrote his first novel at age 12 and drew more than 120 comic books throughout his teen years. At 14, while dealing with the typical teenage angst that afflicted so many of his generation, Brian created a character, an antihero named Martin.
In 1992, Brian published “Leaving Home,” a Science-Fiction short story set in the not too distant future. He later shared the story with the Vice-President of the United States. In 2016, while living close to numerous current and former Marines, Brian published “Some of Dad’s Stories,” a 43-chapter anthology about his father’s experiences in war and peace. “Some of Dad’s Stories”
is now available at Barnes&Noble.Com.
On a rainy night in early 2014, while sitting at a Dunkin Donuts in Davie, Florida, Brian resurrected the long-forgotten character of Martin and started work on a new Horror novel–“I Am Martin.” He completed the final draft of the book in 2019. “I Am Martin” was released on May 14, 2020.
Brian attributes his father as being the greatest influence in his life as well as his former Imaginative Writing professor and best-selling author, James Lee Burke. He also considers Stephen King, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Crichton to be his mentors.