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A Patriot's Act: A Lawyer Brent Marks Legal Thriller (Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 1) by [Kenneth Eade]
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  • "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 amaster of suspense and unexpected twists, which makes "A Patriot's Act" anexciting, unpredictable page-turner, and a must-read for anyone who loves legalthrillers."  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

     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.
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  • Publication date : October 7, 2014
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 348 pages
  • Publisher : Times Square Publishing; 8th edition (October 7, 2014)
  • ASIN : B00MQ9TK0O
  • File size : 1934 KB
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye-opening indictment of US Presidential powers
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