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Author James Chalk

James Chalk is the author of the critically acclaimed pulp, cyberpunk technothriller, "The Meat Market."

Nothing Left to Lose

Nothing Left to Lose - Patrick Heffernan PROVOCATIVE, SATISFYING, AND FUN!
This is the story of what at first appears to be a "tragic misguided bigot" who goes berserk when his wife and son are murdered by terrorists. But, there is far more depth to it than that. It is a fascinating and well written glimpse inside the mind of a hawkish, right-wing, ex-marine who is pushed past his snapping point. Delightfully, what happens next isn’t at all what you might expect. All of his illusions are burst when his mind is opened to a far more complex world than he had hitherto imagined. And, having already opened pandora’s box, it is too late to close it. The plot is narrated in a refreshingly politically-incorrect style that suits the character and story quite well. The vengeance that the protagonist believes to be justice, is doled out in a manner that is viscerally satisfying and allows the reader to secretly indulge in vicarious machismo moments. Some liberals may be put off at first by the political ideology of the protagonist. However, it is not necessary to agree with this protagonist to really enjoy the story, by the end of the book most readers will come to like and understand him. When does the sequel come out?