Alex Trayton is a wheelchair-bound teen who has lived his whole life crippled from the waist down. He's been receiving injections to someday heal his legs for just as long...until he moves to Alabama, and has no access to them. The result? Strange, vivid dreams that feel oddly familiar. Fortunately, he gets his medicine back before long. Unfortunately, this sets off a chain of events, culminating in an adventure during what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation with his girlfriend, Venessa.
The Treyton Injections, ladies and gentlemen.
Written by Stephen Carter, this is a psychological thriller starring the eponymous Alex Treyton.
The Treyton Injections contains examples of:
- Author Avatar: Alex even used to be named Stephen.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Alex apparently shot Tyler's parents when they broke into his house. He regrets it later.
- Handicapped Badass: Even though Tyler is much larger and stronger, Alex still grapples with him and lands a few punches.
- Harmful to Minors: Tyler's parents were killed, as were Alex's.
- Identity Amnesia: The injections that were supposed to be for his legs actually erased Alex's memory. The author himself says that this is his story of rediscovery.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Ten-year-old Alex can apparently shoot two people in a pitch-black room without having ever held a gun before.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Todd. He makes his entrance by calling everyone in his class a retard and is happy to assist Alex in obtaining and wearing a banned-from-school Confederate flag shirt.
- Police Are Useless: No one notices that Alex and Venessa are missing, and when one officer does, Tyler just knocks him out with a pipe and holds him captive, too.
- Psychic Dreams for Everyone: Alex has these whenever he's off his medication.
- Tattooed Crook: Tan has an Asian symbol tattooed on his face.
- Unexplained Recovery: Alex is able to feel a nurse's touch on his paralyzed foot in the cliffhanger ending.