Roger "Rog" Miller
Investigative Reporter at SCAB! Magazine
A promising young journalist, who locked horns with the Cheney administration, and his career took a downward spiral from there. Now eight years later, he finds himself at the nadir of his profession—writing for SCAB! Magazine.
Alice “Drachira” Tompkins
Exotic Dancer at Cheatahs Gentlemen Club
Trapped in a world that is not her own, she must use all of her wits and guile to find a way to make it back to her universe and save her people; but, one man stands in her way.
MacKensie "Mac" Peters
Photographer at SCAB! Magazine
Loyal friend of Roger’s and working at SCAB! as he waits to be accepted at USC to work on his psychology master’s. His last assignment is to work with Roger and find a rock icon from the 90’s, but his loyalty will be tested, as they follow the trail that may lead them to the end of all existence.
Cassandra "Cazz" Diamond
Child Reality Star
A down and out child actor form the reality world; she makes her living in the tabloids and rehab centers as she spirals into her personal apocalypse. In a chance encounter, her life will be completely changed, as she follows the trail to discover her destiny.
Jose "Joe" Miranda
Graphic Artist at SCAB! Magazine
Befriended by Roger and Mac, Jose finds himself drawn into Roger’s mystery of spontaneous combustion cases and when the search for Dallas Richards begins, he is their point man. But his life is confused, his sexuality in question, his loyalties challenged as the end of the world approaches.
Isabella "Izzy" Baum
Owner of New Way
Isabella may be a trust fund baby, but her heart is in the right place and that place is the homeless shelter, New Way. She turned her back on money and greed, but there is something more insidious permeating from the corridor–a battle of souls. And right when she meets her soulmate, will he text me? will he call me? She lets him go on his quest, even as the gates of hell are opening up before her.
CEO of SCAB! Magazine
As CEO of a thriving magazine, one would think that a man had reached his zenith, that is, until he encounters an image from his dreams. Now he knows that there are riches he had never dreamed of before, brought to him by a bum smelling badly of port. But all he can smell is orange blossoms and a quieter time, a time he wishes to return to. Will an apocalypse get in his way?
Talent Agent for Cazz Diamond
Mother of Cassandra Diamond, some may say stage mother. She protected her daughter from the realities of life with the ferocity of a lioness with her cub. The late night talks, the clandestine meetings, quiet indignities to hold together the girl’s fraying shreds of celebrity, she worked so hard to forge. But when her daughter goes missing, she will use whatever means she can to find her, including making a deal with the devil, even to the very fringe of the apocalypse.
Managing Editor of SCAB! Magazine
Editor and boss of Roger, Mac and Jose. Works for his uncle with all the trials and tribulations surrounding that. He fights for his guys, but loses, fights for respect from his uncle but is brow beaten. On the whole, an upstanding citizen, who does the “right things” goes to work every morning in his small office, tries his best to balance boss and friend, home for dinner with the wife, TV at 7 until his secret vice The Daily Show comes on. One night he is invited to dinner at McNamara’s and his battle of conscience begins.
Police Officer (Liaison)
A disillusioned ex-MP serving stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. After he sees a cover of SCAB! Magazine, he knows a meaning to his life and joins the LAPD to make ends meet. He works as a liaison with the FBI as he uncovers a more sinister plot involving spontaneous combustion, but he has a secret agenda that can only be revealed in time.
Working in the FBI, Roy had seen everything, everything that is, except the one case that had eluded him all these years. A stolen Dali print and a curious case of spontaneous combustion. Now, thirty years later, clues are beginning to take shape that will lead him to the one nemesis that got away–Dallas Richards.