Project Black Hungarian - Feature/TV Pilot Story Synopsis

A pioneering piece of EV technology is to be tested over a ten-day Alpine expedition. But there are dark forces at work which have no desire to see it succeed. Project Black Hungarian, published by Capscovil in August 2014, follows the fortunes of six people whose fates are connected with the technology and their increasingly desperate attempts to salvage it.

  • Alice N. York
    GAME - Faint Signals
  • Niall MacRoslin
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    Thriller, Espionage
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Writer Biography - Alice N. York, Niall MacRoslin

Alice N. York was born and raised near Munich, Germany. Following her profound hunger for all things technical, she studied industrial and production engineering, and took on the challenge of playing the game.
Before starting her second career as a writer she travelled the world and worked in several sales and marketing positions in technological industries. Now she has remembered her roots and is following her heart. It still tells her: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Alice currently lives just outside of Munich near the Alps.
Niall MacRoslin was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon finishing school, he swapped the grey skies of Scotland’s capital to read modern languages at Trinity College, Dublin. Somewhere in the midst of his Irish soujourn, Niall developed a love of all things German and decamped to Lake Constance for a year.
Since his return from Baden Württemberg, Niall has worked as a teacher, book reviewer and proof-reader. He has also successfully completed an MSc in Translation Studies, supporting himself in the meantime by taking jobs as a waiter, barman and – briefly – charity shop manager. All of which he believes stands him in good stead for his new career as fiction writer.

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Project Black Hungarian, set during the world’s largest electric vehicle rally, is an unusual combination. A fictional story incorporating real events and covering industrial espionage, electric mobility and IT security, its characters are based on real-life people. Industry experts have called the novel “totally (and perhaps disturbingly) believable”.
The “object of desire” in the story is based on a unique electric vehicle. Its creator was inspired by the book and subsequently set a world record in it, travelling 823km on a single charge. Information that surfaced in the years after publication shows that the truth can indeed be stranger than fiction.