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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wild Ride for The Not So Faint of Heart, August 3, 2010
This review is from: The Modern Primitives (Kindle Edition)
The Modern Primitives is the story of a disillusioned heir to a law enforcement dynasty who forms a vigilante group in a small California town to seek revenge against the gangsters who murdered his brother.

JS Waters brings the gritty street violence of gangs to life in this fictional tale set in Salinas, California. The rural farming community is best known as the Lettuce Capital of the World and birthplace of John Steinbeck, but there is a darker side to Steinbeck Country. Waters uses the city as the backdrop for his story. Like many rural farming communities across California, Salinas has been plagued by real life gang violence for decades.

The Modern Primitives exposes the plague of gang violence spreading across small town America. JS Waters draws images straight from current headlines to paint the war torn streets of Salinas in this suburban tale of vigilante response to a failed judicial system.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: (from The Modern Primitives website)

Homicide is a way of life in Salinas. When Scott Wilson's best friend is nearly beaten to death by the same gangsters who murdered his brother, he convinces his new surrogate family it's time to make a stand. To send a message of violence and revenge the gangsters will understand. He never meant for it to go this far. They were just going to teach them a lesson. No one was supposed to get killed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

JS Waters was born and raised in Salinas, California. Surrounded by three generations of law enforcement. His Grandfather was the Hon. Judge Blohm, a Monterey County Supervisor and a City of Salinas Reserve Officer. His father Raymond was a former motorcycle patrolman for the Salinas Police Department and established Achates Security Agency in 1958. His uncle Joseph retired from the Fresno County Sheriff in 2009 as a Lieutenant. First and second cousins served as prison guards at Pelican Bay, High Desert, and San Quentin State Prisons. Nearly every weekend as a young boy, he spent his nights on patrol, either with the private security officers who worked for the family business or Salinas Police officers who were members of the family.

With a B.A. in Teledramatic Arts & Technology from CSU Monterey Bay, he has always combined his love of film with his writing. With three feature length screenplays and several shorts completed, he was worked both behind and in front of the camera.
He currently lives in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children, his Saint Bernard Thorgrim and his wife's dog Luna. He heads home to Salinas at least twice a year to visit family and friends, stopping in to drink an iced mocha chai every chance he gets from The Cherry Bean Coffeehouse & Roastery.
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