the enemy within


Seventeen-year-old Max has always felt like an outsider. When the agonizing apocalyptic visions begin, he decides suicide is his only escape. He soon finds himself in an institution under the guidance of a therapist who sees something exceptional in him. Just as he begins to leave the hallucinations behind, Max discovers the visions weren't just in his head.

There are three others who have shared those same thoughts and they've been searching for Max. Like him, they are something more than human. Each of them possesses certain abilities, which they're going to need when a covert military group begins hunting them down.

As the danger escalates, Max doesn’t know which side to trust. But in the end, his choice will decide the fate of both species.


by Scott Burn


about the author

Scott Burn is a former lawyer turned writer. He is the creator of the science fiction comic book series AGON and has sold several feature screenplays as well. THE ENEMY WITHIN is his first novel. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sarah, three step children and two toe-nibbling cats. He loves that LA offers biking, hiking, surfing and skiing all relatively close by. He doesn't do any of those things, but imagines he might in an alternate universe. 

other projects



Sci-fi comic book series -

When an advanced alien race visits earth, they announce that mankind is invited to join the hierarchy of advanced civilizations. But to do so, earth’s ten best soldiers must win a gladiator battle against other alien species. If we lose, so does all of humankind. 

all fall down

Supernatural Thriller

ANGEL HEART meets DRAG ME TO HELL when a family that’s fallen on hard times is lured back to the cursed town where their ancestors made a deal with the Devil. The Drakes think that their luck has finally changed… only to discover what the true cost is when the deal was broken.



Based on the Richard Matheson short story Death Ship

(with Stephen Gregg) – Sci-fi

A group of astronauts land on a planet and discover their own dead bodies. In trying to escape their imminent deaths, they find everything they do just ends up bringing it about.



(pilot) Spy thriller

A man married to an undercover FBI wakes one morning to find his wife has been kidnapped. When the FBI fails to find her, he goes after her himself. What neither his wife nor the FBI know is that he used to be a CIA assassin. Leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, he discovers his wife was never missing and he was set up to kill these people.




ARMAGEDDON meets CONTACT in this story about a team of specialists, who in working frantically against time to stop a black hole from destroying the earth uncover the mystery behind the Big Bang.


the pledge


THE GRADUATE meets ANIMAL HOUSE in this a comical and poignant coming of age story about the lengths we go for love, a bottle of tequila and a ’61 Corvette.



(with Stephen Gregg) – Action/Adventure

FAST AND THE FURIOUS meets THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR when an FBI agent goes undercover in the world of underground boat racing to catch a beautiful thief.


Below is a partial list of other projects. For enquiries, please contact Greg Pedicin at The Gersh Agency.


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"All the answers to the secrets of the universe are inside that diner... Hungry?" - The Enemy Within


Image from the graphic novel AGON