“Louis, I understand why you had to maintain secrecy about the Longue Durée. I was impressed at how you handled your situation. Most men would have lost everything and probably been suicidal. You not only came out with extreme wealth but had a new life on standby! I was cheering for you with each report that I got. I am still your biggest fan, but, for the first time in my life, I need a favor.”
“Lindsey, would you like to start the Longue Durée program? You are only 34.” “And in six years I will be forty.” She answered. “I already have wrinkles on my face, my hips are getting wider, and I noticed a little tummy right here.” She put her hand on her navel. “I take that as a yes?” “Yes! You and Father have done it. You haven’t had any side effects, have you?”
“No, but it does have a downside. All your friends, bridesmaids, everyone you knew before, will all grow old and die. You will find yourself wanting to share our secret with them, but you cannot. You will remember things that happened eighty years ago, and say something about it, while people look at you at thirty years old, as if you have lost your mind.
It also affects a baby. It develops wrong and will abort before the full term. That is what killed Nicole. And, you can never go back to where someone may recognize you, and wonder why you look so young and youthful, while their bones ache, their skin wrinkles, and their hair turns white. Can you handle that responsibility?”
The three books of Longue Durée follow the crazy life of Louis Bautista. While serving as a delivery captain for a redhead widow, he receives a small package before the carrier is murdered in an alley on the island of St. Croix. The package was addressed to a research lab in Orlando, Florida where Louis becomes part owner of the age reversing drug that he now possesses.
Production of the drug made them both billionaires, and almost got them killed. The drug was expensive to produce, and only the elite wealthy could afford it. Politicians, investors, sports figures, and famous musicians, fought for a date for their treatment, while the rest of the world, suffer through existing illnesses, and die at their normal time.
In book II, Louis Bautista, became Louis Montgomery, and bought a home and residency on Nevis Island. Nevis is a sovereign island and becomes his sanctuary through all of the books. After the loss of his company, his best friend, and his American citizenship, he returns to Orlando, at much cost, and creates MRI, Montgomery Research Inc.
Louis is again a billionaire, CEO, a convict, and a scientific research leader. His by-product sales are rivaled only by QVC and Amazon. The original Longue Durée has never been recreated, for the public. Only Louis has the recipe.
In book III, Louis marries a religious girl. Louis has created his new life, and all of his products, with science. He feels even God used science. It was only a matter of figuring out how he did it.
Sandra, a preacher’s daughter, is constantly trying to correct Louis, but he fights a good fight, even creating life! Sandra and Louis eventually have a son, and a daughter, but the son is born dead, and brought back to life by more of Louis’s scientific research. With far reaching complications, his son will extend research far beyond his father and effect the world, and beyond. Even with Michael’s genius status, he still wants to… just be a teenager.
This is the book that started it. Each one kept getting crazier.
“Yello! Louis Bautista.”
“Louis… this is Celia…mom just called me. She said that she got you to help her get her driver’s license. Do you think she can deal with that?”
“Oh yeah! She hot rodded my beemer like an Indy driver.”
“So where are you? “Asked Celia.
“I just got on I-95 south. I should be home in a couple hours. Probably about noon.”
“Okay… see you soon… bye.”
Celia rolled over, naked in the bed, and looked into Anthony’s eyes.
“Where did Josh go?” She asked.
“He just ran to the restroom. He’ll be right back.” Said Anthony.
“I have to go home. I enjoyed our night together.” She kissed him and started to get out of the bed. He pulled her back as she giggled and he got on top of her, one more time. Josh appeared beside them and waited for a break to join in.
One of my readers sent me an email. She told me that her husband doesn’t normally read the books she reads, but for some reason, he had been reading the Longue Durée books, after she finished.
This reader, has been fighting cancer for a long time, and her husband of 47 years, also suffers with her. He read in my books, about the creation of a drug that not only caused the body to cure many illnesses, but also reverses aging to a prime human age.
When I write a book, I do extensive research into future discoveries. Often I am frustrated because before I release my book, the news of the discovery, that fed my pages, has been released to the public. In these three books, the research that it describes is in process. I of course, embellished a story of Louis Bautista, and his extended life, avoiding the creation of an otherwise scientific read.
Longue Durée, Extended Life I, II, and III are my first works as David B. Alexander. Each book begins and ends without having to necessarily have read the other books. It would, of course, be better to have read the proceeding book. The eBook is only $2.99 or FREE if you are on Kindle Unlimited.
I am a Caribbean sailor, traveler, and am building yacht interiors in Florida at present. Most of the fictional experiences in my books are not necessarily fictional. Some are obviously products of my warped imagination, but I live an uncommon life. For $2.99… give them a try.
Book three just got back from the editor, and went live on Amazon. While she edits, we email back and forth constantly. One night about 9PM, I received this one.
“David, One thing that really bugs me when I am editing, is when the story is SO COMPELLING, that I end up reading and reading to see what is going to happen, and then after going ahead 40-50 pages, I realize “Oh drat! I didn’t edit those pages, I just READ them!” and then have to backtrack. You, sir, are one of those authors that make me do that.” (Exact quote from my editor)
Celia Judel brought in a 46′ sailboat to Barbados, alone, after her husband died of a heart attack at sea. Everyone, including Louis, pitied her and praised her for her survival skills. Louis even volunteered to help her sail her yacht back to Hilton head. They anchored in a small island on the way where she scattered Donald’s ashes. “I think Donald would have liked it here.”
I reached up right now and slowly pushed the tip of my finger against a minuscule flying insect on my computer screen. I felt nothing as I smashed its life into a cream, and wiped it from the letters beneath it. I wondered if our Creator looks at us with as much affection. As my eyes are getting tired, and my thoughts have begun to wander, I have lost my direction on this page. I must go and sleep. If I wake up in the morning, I may tell you about my wives… Maybe not?