A Patriot's Act: a Brent Marks Legal Thriller

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Brent Marks is back in action in the brand new 2015 edition of the prequel to the popular mystery legal thriller series by Kenneth Eade
     
Death, law, and in that order at Guantanamo Bay


When a naturalized American citizen turns up missing in Iraq, Brent Marks fights the Goliath U.S. government 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 in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, being subjected to torture to extract information that he doesn't have. The drama outside the courtroom explodes, and when murder, corruption and cover-up enters the picture, nobody, including Brent, is safe.
On the Hot New Release List, this Prequel to the best-selling first book of the series, Predatory Kill achieved, in it's first edition:

  • #1 Best selling financial thriller
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  • An edge-of-your-seat thriller that could easily be transformed into a dramatic film. Simply riveting, start to finish! In'D Tale Magazine
  • "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. Out October 17th."  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 has written a masterpiece! Not only is A Patriot's Act a gripping novel where the characters in the book come alive, Eade also gives a real life glimpse into Guantanamo Bay, and the conditions inside the detainee camps. Throughout the book you see and feel through his characters what the detainees at Guantanamo go through, and the never ending hurdles the attorneys have to overcome to represent them. This book is required reading for anyone who cares about liberty and justice." --Joseph Hickman, Former Guantanamo Guard, Independent Researcher, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, Author of "Murder at Camp Delta"
  • "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
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This book is the second novel of the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series, but is a prequel to Predatory Kill.  Each novel in the series stands alone, but if you prefer a reading order, I would suggest:

  1. A Patriot's Act
  2. Predatory Kill
  3. HOA Wire
  4. Unreasonable Force
  5. Killer.com
  6. Absolute Intolerance
  7. The Spy Files
  8. Decree of Finality
  9. Beyond All Recognition
  10. The Big Spill

     The 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 toclose 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.Enjoy this Legal Thriller and Courtroom Drama Mystery Books Series FREE as part of your Amazon books Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can read the eBooks on your Amazon Kindle Fire or on any smartphone with the free Amazon Books Kindle app.
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FULL REVIEW FROM IND'TALE MAGAZINELawyer Brent Marks takes on the government in a case that challenges freedom in America. Investigator Rick Penn stands by his friend's side, from start to finish, protecting him from the evil people willing to kill Marks in order to silence him. Ahmed Khury gives his life, maintaining his innocence. Catherine Khury loses her soulmate in a senseless act of government brutality. Brent seeks to bring the truth to light, obtain justice and compensation for the Khury family, and tear down the falsehoods the Patriot Act represent. 
 
Reader beware, this is not a mild mannered mystery! Mr. Eade takes a truly realistic look into the atrocities that occurred at Guantanamo Bay in the act of patriotism and protecting the freedom of Americans. The reality is not pretty. The story being told is a powerful look into the inner workings of a twisted government machine. Brent Marks and Rick Penn are exceptional characters, supported by a cast of government officials that will make you smile or cringe. The reader will have immense emotional reactions to every moment of the tale unfolding - be prepared! The only thing that becomes overwhelming is excessive quotations. The legalese is spot on and benefits the tale being told, and quotes are reasonable during the court proceedings. Brent has a girlfriend who makes a few appearances, giving him comfort and emotional release during the stressful events of the case. An edge-of-your-seat thriller that could easily be transformed into a dramatic film. Simply riveting, start to finish!

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