Gunmen of Palermo - The rise of the Motorcycle Hitman
This website is to promote the first book in the Motorcycle Hitman series called Gunmen of Palermo. I am the writer and owner of the book.
I want to promote the concept/ story of the Motorcycle Hitman, and will provide the first few chapters of the book for free on the site.
This site is to build interest and intrigue about the story. Promoting its appeal as a film, book or graphic novel concept.
The Book tells the story of a 19 year old Italian American called Jake Vickers. A promising motorcycle racer in the U.S. struggling to remain race focused with the physiological scars of horrific crashes and the suspect suicide of his mother. After failing to qualify for the next years racing and a deteriating relationship with his father, he escapes to Sicily to find out more about his mothers heritage.
In the first few weeks he is adopted into his new family, believing that he has found the perfect new life. But developements in Sicily take president and cracks start to appear in his familys past.
Before long his family is brutally murdered. Jake survives and dodges assasins and bullets to hunt down their killers. Travelling through the past 20 years of his families violent encounters with the Mafia families of Palermo and Corelone, to seek revenge. But soon he becomes intwinned into the same bloody mess, where the only way to escape, was to become; The motorcycle hitman.
Potential Book Publishers, Potential Graphic Novel Publisher, Potential Film makers, Idea scouts
Readers/ viewers of Mafia, Sicilian Crime and Motorbike Action
Webpage to promote concept / Book
Grunge style would work well.
Collection of Secret Police reports / Government files / Newspaper articles / Surveillance photo's / bullet cases / photo's of assassination / map with markings / Coffee stain rings thrown over a table surface would work well as a background. Showing someone trying to piece together the Motorcycle Hitmans life as he tries to hunt him down.
Creative layouts considered (if not 3 collumn with a banner that spans 2 collumn)
Black and white photography preferred for visuals or graphic novel style illustration. Combination of Red, black, and white colour scheme preferred for website.
Menu for navigation to other sections including: Story, About, Contact, Download
Designed for min 1028 x 768 screen res
Small download area to advertising free chapters for download. Includes one form box to enter email address
Reference to Motorcycle Drive by, pillion gunner, speed, bandana masked face, GTA styling desirable. Other ideas listed below.
Minor Reference to Italian flag or outline of Southern Italian mainland would be nice
Old website: http://www.motorcyclehitman.com/
Website text has been attached
Black and white pictures also attached that may be useful
The book is set in 1990's. Traditional Sicily. Crumbling beauty.
Based mainly in the cities of Palermo but also Taormina and Corleone in Sicily.
Dry Mountainous island, Capuchin Catacombs, Bustling City, Citrus grove, sea winding roads, monte pellegrino, church, bank, cafe/ restaurante.
Themes / ideas
Sicilian (Italian) - Country Map outline
Mafia theme (not American) - Older smaller scruffy dons
Murder/ Crime / Underworld - Blood, dead bodies, Molotov cocktails, shotguns, Submachine guns, ammunition, bullet cases, sniper scope, bomb blast
Motorbike - Rider , pillion, leathers, motorcycle helmet
Action - High speed chases, getaways, drive by Assassination