Copperhead 2 (Winter 23/24)

Abel Torres is now one of the most famous young men in America, a national hero, a sophomore at San Francisco State with a musical career beginning to launch. Record producers are approaching him, even a film company. As he prepares for the opening of Les Miz, a reporter demands a response to an anonymous tip about his lucrative relationships with wealthy men, not just the congressman. “Are you a prostitute?” the man asks. Has he been betrayed by a friend? This could ruin his career just as it’s starting to rise. His family would be disgraced. Prince Ali would be implicated; his uncle powerful and ruthless. Could Dirksen be arrested?

At the same time, white supremacists lash out over his role in the death of their fellow conspirators and ruining dreams of a civil war. The pressure and violence begin to unravel Zachary’s mental health. Abel signs a major record contract just as a militia group spoils the announcement.

And, as always, his voice soars.