Jeffrey Poston has added two significant African-American fiction characters to the entertainment world, and hopefully to the big screen sooner rather than later. Hero Jason Peares, forced to survive as an outlaw, and hero Carl Johnson, mistakenly labeled the American Terrorist. Both protagonists represent not just the everyman, but the everyman who looks trouble in the face daily just because of a society plagued by racism. These ordinary men suffer trials and tribulations because of their ethnicity and kick ass anyway.
We’ve known and loved movie characters only Samuel L Jackson, Clint Eastwood, Lennie James, and Denzel Washington could truly bring to life—Jeffrey Poston’s two key characters reminded me of the qualities in all these actors that made those movie personalities real. As I read, Lenny James was the face of Carl Johnson and a cross between Samuel, Denzel, and Clint was the face of Jason Peares. It would be an injustice to movie lovers far and wide not to get these books into production for the big screen!
What if the police came for YOU?
Jeffrey Poston has woven an intricate and suspenseful tale with a very realistic view of police use-of-force doctrine and the power of the government in attempting to prevent domestic terror attacks. In his series inspired by his own brush with police brutality, Poston brings visibility to issues behind today’s headlines: police violence, racism, and constant threat of terrorism.
Poston’s books have been well received, garnering 5-star reviews from all corners of the country. Grady Harp, an Amazon Top-100 Hall-of-Fame reviewer, says American Terrorist is “one of the most poignantly important novels about life as we are experiencing it, in the US (and the world), yet encountered. This man writes with the passion of a crusader, but never steps away from allowing his story to speak on its own.”
In an interview, author of best-selling American Terrorist: Where is the Girl Jeffrey Poston said:
“I wrote the novel because ten years ago I was jacked up by police, and for ten years I’ve been dealing with the trauma of that experience. This is a work of fiction, but the perceived violence of police against non-white citizens is a complicated topic. What I’ve tried to capture are the thoughts and feelings and fears of a wanted man trying to deal with the loss of his family, his dignity, and his very reason for living.
“Of course, a good novel needs plenty of action, suspense, and plot twists. So what if an innocent Black man was assaulted by federal cops who take everything from him? What if he goes berserk and decides to do to them what that they did to him? But what if he is the only person in the world who can find a missing child who will surely die if he doesn’t find a way to work with the same police who destroyed his life?” – Read the full Making of American Terrorist at http://jeffreyposton.com/
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Everyman Carl Johnson’s mundane life is turned upside down when mistaken identity makes him the target of our government’s Terror Event Response unit for the kidnapping of Madam President’s daughter. Brutality and torture and the needless shooting of his only son cause him to spiral beyond reach of the most elite, highly trained agents while he attempts to uncover the plot behind it all and rescue the girl.
About the Author
Before pursuing a writing career, Jeffrey obtained an electrical engineering degree in laser optics and was an Air Force officer and gentleman. He lives in the great American southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The acclaimed author has created two significant African-American fiction characters to the entertainment world, and hopefully to the big screen sooner rather than later. Hero Jason Peares, pushed to survive as an outlaw, and hero Carl Johnson, mistakenly labeled the American Terrorist. Both protagonists represent not just the everyman, but the everyman who looks trouble in the face daily just because of a society plagued by racism. These ordinary men suffer trials and tribulations because of their ethnicity and kick ass anyway.
All Books by Poston
Head Shot: American Terrorist
Carl Johnson, known as the American Terrorist, takes on today’s most controversial news headline: Police Brutality. While tracking leads to find those responsible for the assassination attempt on America’s first female president, Carl Johnson finds himself in a confrontation with militarized police in a major US city. To protect innocent civilians, Johnson has to defy laws which clearly support the police and government.
This fictitious but heart-wrenching story tackles the complex social issue of Americans versus Americans, and takes a deeper look at who stands to gain from the hardline stance many police units take against protesters. If this topic covered in today’s real news coverage disturbs you, then you won’t want to miss this free short novel, HEAD SHOT. – Sign up on author’s website to reserve your copy, currently in production.
The Joshua Experiment
How hard can it be for a squad of government mercenaries to kill a super-smart six-year-old boy who literally has the power to destroy the world? Plenty hard, when Raven is protecting him. – See more at: http://jeffreyposton.com/home/#sthash.uYobtAQ6.dpuf
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