After undergoing an experiment for which a victim’s memory is implanted to him, a serial killer sentenced to death has 24 hours before he suffers irreversible brain damage to find another serial killer and obtain his pardon.
I agree with variable. Who cares? Let him fry! LOL. Also:
- Why only 24 hours? Realistically he wouldn’t be able to achieve that.
- What links the two serial killers? Is this a Hannibal Lecter scenario? Do they have the same MO?
- If this is an experiment, would they immediately set him an objective? Wouldn’t they run tests and establish protocols? I’d remove the ‘experiment’ element – A death row serial killer has the memories of another killer’s victim (or victims?) implanted…
- Do you need the ‘irreversible brain damage’ element? If a pardon is his reward, then failure means he’ll be killed anyway. Two threats of the same thing.
I’m intrigued. I thought of Escape from New York. 🙂
I wondered why you needed a serial killer to do this job? He has the victim’s memories, but his other skills seem to be: killing. Wouldn’t you be better off using an FBI profiler or an ex-cop or a private eye? Someone skilled in tracking killers. That might also address the first comment, above, about deserving what’s coming to him.
I know Escape from New York used the idea of ‘you get a pardon’ AND ‘you get to live once we neutralise this deadly thing we’ve implanted in your neck’ — and it worked. But I did wonder whether the threat of death itself was enough. Like: ‘find the killer and we’ll let you live’ doesn’t need to also come with a pardon. Which makes it even easier to use one of the jobs I listed in the paragraph above. Just a thought!