This fast-paced, action-packed thriller will challenge everything you believe about justice and freedom. It begs the question of what exactly patriotism is - blind allegiance to authority or standing up for what is right as guaranteed in the US Constitution. It's all about delicate balance of power and experience - something gone awry, and something explored through intimate descriptions.
Brent Marks, the lawyer from the number-one best-selling financial thriller Predatory Kill is called upon to seek justice for an innocent client held prisoner in Guantanamo Bay.
When a naturalized American citizen turns up missing in Iraq, Brent Marks fights the Goliath US Government's Patriot Act with its own constitution. Santa Barbara accountant Ahmed Khury responds to the plea of his brother, Sabeen, a suspected money launderer in Iraq. Before Ahmed realizes what has happened to him, he is sent to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp as a suspected terrorist and is subjected to torture to extract information he doesn't have. The courtroom drama mounts as the drama outside the courtroom explodes, and when murder, corruption, and cover-up enters the picture, nobody, including Brent, is safe. This political thriller novel will challenge everything you think about patriotism, the war on terror, civil liberties, and freedom.
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Author presumes America is another Nazi regime
- Charles Atkinson
Fiction that reads like fact...
Two things about this book:
1. All of this authors books were given One star by one buyer who did not leave a review. Most of the books in this series stopped right there. I almost passed this book based on that single one star.
DO NOT PASS THIS BOOK UP!
2. This is a FANTASTIC book! It is based on a naturalized US citizen who is wrongly suspected of terrorism. His home is illegally searched, he is arrested and taken out of the country to Guantanamo where he is tortured endlessly.
The author presents this beautifully. Our hero Brent Marks takes on the case following a catastrophic event and the court room drama that follows is heartbreaking. When the guards from Guantanamo are questioned they of course give very reasonable and "acceptable" answers. It them flashes back to the reality of the situation. One example: when asked if the prisoner was given sustenance answer - Yes. The reality was that he was that he was shackled to a chair, his head restrained with belts and he was force fed with an nasal gastric tube shoved forcefully down his nose and throat.
The narrator is Patrick R. Golden. I have never heard of him before however he did a super job, his accents sounded genuine and his characters were easily distinguishable.
This book deserves to be heard. I also really liked that at the end of the book there is about 10 minutes or so of facts used to back up this fictionalized story.
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