John C. Payne’s New Book “Stage Four” will Take Readers on an Exciting Journey Where They Will Discover that Humans are not Very Different from their Pets

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New book “Stage Four” from Page Publishing author John C. Payne is about a monumental time in history when a bizarre approach to terminal cancer treatment is at hand. The cure is promising great results, but with a very deadly catch: the patient’s DNA is altered, making them into monsters who will not hesitate to kill.

This work is a mixture of fantasy and science fiction that borders on the paranormal. I feel that it puts a unique spin on pet ownership in a very intriguing way.

John C. Payne, a retired veteran and entrepreneur, has completed his new book “Stage Four”: a sophisticated blend of science fiction, precise character development, and masterful plot construction.

About his creative new title Payne says: “This work is a mixture of fantasy and science fiction that borders on the paranormal. I feel that it puts a unique spin on pet ownership in a very intriguing way.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, John C. Payne’s mind-bending tale is a complex fabrication of genius that supplies the reader with innovative characters and an adventure that is one of a kind.

Kat Kurbell, a San Francisco lawyer owns a pygmy peregrine falcon. Slade Glick, a wealthy womanizer from Chicago owns an African rock python. Pierre Duvair, a gay man from Paris owns a French bulldog. Each was diagnosed with a stage IV melanoma cancer on different parts of their bodies. The three pets found a unique a way to keep their masters alive during an acute episode that happened in the terminal phase of their illness. Each was cured of their disease after undergoing an experimental treatment administered by biochemist Bobby Biel, a melanoma survivor himself.

A few weeks later, after returning home, it all begins. When certain environmental conditions occur after midnight, they transform into beasts resembling their pets. Together with their pets that prey on the weak, they go out and kill people. They wake up in the morning, not aware of the heinous crimes they committed. Soon, the pets get tired of their masters killing humans and they try to prevent further killings.

Readers who wish to experience this innovative work can purchase “Stage Four” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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