A Patriot’s Act: Legal and Political Thriller

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 U.S. Constitution. It’s all about delicate balance of power and experience – something gone awry in A Patriot’s Act.

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Brent Marks, the lawyer from the #1 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 U.S. 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 that 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 novel will challenge everything you think about patriotism, the war on terror, justice, civil liberties and freedom.

On the Hot New Release List before and after its launch, this Prequel to the best-selling first legal thriller of the series, “Predatory Kill,” has hit the top of three bestseller charts:

  • #1 Best selling pulp thriller
  • # 1 Best selling legal thriller and # 1 Best selling political thriller

˃˃˃ Find out what critics already know:

“Eade, a lawyer by profession, weaves legal dialogue, corruption and international action to create a pacey read with echoes of Grisham, Baldacci and Clancy nipping at his writing heels. Law issues as well as forensics and police procedures are clearly explained with such authority as to add gritty realism in and out of the courthouse, but it’s within the court drama that Eade really packs some punch. With some success with the first book of the series, Predatory Kill, this second saga looks sure to satisfy his growing base of readers.” SPR Review

˃˃˃ Find out why readers can’t wait to get this book

“Eade is a master of dialog and presents a well developed fictional tale that is full of drama both inside of the courtroom and out. Of course, this is a work of fiction, but the premise is believable and hooks you right away. ”

“As good as any on the New York Times Bestseller List”

“Kenneth Eade is a master of suspense and unexpected twists, which makes “A Patriot’s Act” an exciting, unpredictable page-turner, and a must-read for anyone who loves legal thrillers.” I Publisher News

“Eade should write a sequel and continue the character of Brent Marks”

“If you enjoy thrillers, do not miss this one and I am already waiting to pick up the next book by the same author”

“Looking forward to his next book”

“The author, a lawyer, writes authoritatively about legal matters but with enough clarity for the layperson”

“This author is now on my “watch” list and I look forward to his next mystery!”

” I am looking forward to the next books in the series”

“The author knows how to write a sophisticated story that makes you want to come back for more. I can’t wait to read future books!”

REVIEWS:

  • “Eade, a lawyer by profession, weaves legal dialogue, corruption and international action to create a pacey read with echoes of Grisham, Baldacci and Clancy nipping at his writing heels. Law issues as well as forensics and police procedures are clearly explained with such authority as to add gritty realism in and out of the courthouse, but it’s within the court drama that Eade really packs some punch. With some success with the first book of the series, Predatory Kill, this second saga looks sure to satisfy his growing base of readers.”  SPR Review
  • “It’s all about delicate balance of power and experience – something gone awry in A Patriot’s Act, and something explored through intimate descriptions.  As Eade deftly juxtaposes the lives of two very different Americans experiencing two very different circumstances, he delves into the politics and processes of prisoners and military men alike, exposing the wounds of their experience and psyches and the points at which man’s inhumanity stems from a worldview that dehumanizes and rips apart systems and people.   D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review.
  • “Kenneth Eade is a master of suspense and unexpected twists, which makes “A Patriot’s Act” an exciting, unpredictable page-turner, and a must-read for anyone who loves legal thrillers.”  I Publisher News
  •  An edge-of-your-seat thriller that could easily be transformed into a dramatic film. Simply riveting, start to finish! InD’ Tale Magazine
  • The brilliant set up creates this sense of urgency that just leaves you rooting for Brent while questioning some policies that affect civil liberties in ways that blur the lines that separate patriotism and blind nationalism.  Markus Reviews
From the Author

I like to give my readers special discounts and freebies for loyalty. Please send an email to info@timessquarepublishing.net to participate.This story is fictional but based on true life events.  In 2004, Brandon Mayfield, an American lawyer was arrested on the basis of evidence concocted by the FBI and CIA, based on his fingerprints, which showed a possible match to the Madrid train bombings.  He was arrested at his home in Oregon, held, without charge, for two weeks, and his home was searched without a warrant, under authority of the Patriot Act, which has virtually thrown the Fourth Amendment out the window.  In 2006, two private American citizens working for private security contractors in Iraq, were arrested, tortured and held indefinitely in a U.S. military prison in Iraq; one for six weeks and one for three months.

Since the U.S. government takes the position that anyone who is arrested on suspicion of terrorism outside the United States, and particularly in an area of conflict, is not entitled to any due process, I thought it would be interesting to follow the case of a naturalized American citizen who is arrested while visiting his brother in Iraq, thrown into Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp and subjected to torture.

Amnesty international has called the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp the “gulag of our time.”  Since President Obama’s order to close the camp within one year on January 23, 2009, it has remained open because the president decided to amass political capital to use for his domestic agenda. On January 7, 2011, Obama signed the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, which placed restrictions on transferring prisoners to the United States.  As of May 2014, there were 149 detainees being held, at a cost to the government of roughly $1 million per detainee.  46 of them have been declared by the government to be too dangerous to release, but they cannot be tried for any crime because there is insufficient evidence to try them.  Approximately half of the detainees held today have been cleared for release, but may never regain their freedom.  Many of their native countries have refused to repatriate them, and, because of the new legislation, they cannot be transferred to prisons in the United States.

I think that A Patriot’s Act is my best work so far, and I hope you will enjoy it.
Check out the other novels in the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series- Predatory Kill ASIN: B00JNNFEJ2 and the newest one, HOA Wire, ASIN: B00QPD8HF6, as well as my first novel,  An Involuntary Spy, ASIN: B00GQPBLZ6. Don’t have a Kindle? No worries- the program is available free from Amazon for any smartphone, tablet or computer, and, with “match book,” you can buy the paperback version and get the Kindle version for free.

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