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Patriot Future: A Novel Hardcover – May 20, 1997


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One would normally expect a near-future thriller in which teaching about the Civil War has been declared "socially insufficient" (i.e., politically incorrect) to be somewhere to the political right of The Turner Diaries. Not so, here. War hero and federal cop Matt Sheridan is assigned to infiltrate the allegedly right-wing Confederation of American Patriots. But it turns out that CAP is really the good guys, fighting a corrupt New Liberty regime that has stolen elections and introduced a lethal drug called jazz to justify an enormous federal police apparatus. This is a comparatively standard internal conspiracy plot, but Johns has a real knack for action scenes, for making military and law enforcement hardware complement but not overwhelm his good, archetypal characters, and for genuinely engaging reader sympathies with the rebels. Moreover, in making his debut, Johns has produced a novel that can be enjoyed by those who disagree with his politics--an achievement some writers with far more books under their belts have yet to manage. Roland Green

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In 2021, the New Liberty party has transformed America: hunger, homelessness, unemployment, the national debt--all have been banished; income tax, however, is cripplingly high, and political correctness is required by law. Society is now threatened by ``jazz,'' a hallucinogenic and addictive drug that, in a very few, induced telekinetic powers. Ex-marine cop Matt Sheridan battles the jazz dealers every way he can, heedless of his superiors' disapproval. Internal Intelligence's Karen Russell, though, has tabbed the multitalented Matt for promotion and transfer to Washington, D.C. (now the state of New Columbia), where he will infiltrate the murderous, fascist, anti-government Confederation of American Patriots. But while Matt blows away drug dealers and worms deeper into the CAP organization, he begins to suspect that the CAP is neither fascist nor terrorist--and that New Liberty not only defrauded its way into power but is actively engaged in supplying jazz to the citizens. A so-so debut, long on agitprop and shoot-'em-up action, short on motive and internal logic. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio Press; First Edition edition (January 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891415815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891415817
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,807,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 7, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Excellent Excellent Excellent, its been a long time since I actually read a hard cover book ( I usually prefer them in paperback or on audio tape) but I read Patriot Future and I couldn't put it down. It was like reading the Hunt for Red October before Tom Clancy got famous
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1997
Format: Hardcover
A timely, prophetic vision of America's possible future. Filled with heart pounding action, the book's characters are 3 dimenionsional. Matt Sheridan's pain,anger,love are made suprisingly real to the reader. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for Johns' next book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great read with very interesting characters and a storyline lifted from the front pages of today's papers. Regulated political correctness in this alternative history society (a la Robert Harris) is an all too believable phenomena, and "jazz" another name for any of the number of trendy drugs that are sold on our streets today. Matt Sheridan is an interesting (and slightly quirky) character. He's not quite your regular tough cop character, he has a strong presence without being stereotypical.

I'm not going to ruin it for you or anything, but the ending is really terrific.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1997
Format: Hardcover
It's one of those books that, once you start, you can't stop reading. I found the setting to be all TOO plausible. Sheridan's character is a cross between Bruce Willis in Die Hard and Keanu Reeves in Speed. Lots of action, but with a human element that I also enjoyed. A great beach book, but it only lasted one day!!!
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