Why you must read Brian Cotton’s Rebels & Lies
Rebels & Lies is the story of America after its fall. The new regime reigning over it is called the United Society of Reason (USR). The USR are all about population control, it all of its forms, and they are challenged by a resistance who still stand by the “old ways” of the US of A. The resistance is led by “leftovers”, those who are old enough to have lived in America before its fall. Along with a plot filled with action packed sequences, the novel also tackles other issues such as religion, freedom, revenge, torture, population control, and the validity of vigilantism.
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That means it must have a strong central character, right?
William Sullivan is a USR Agent, a detective within the city’s “Resistance Unit”, tasked with finding all resistance members as well as resistance sympathizers. The nature of his job has caused problems at home, his wife no longer loves him, and he fears for the future world his son will grow up in.
Finally, we have Ryan Kaspar, a prize fighter seeking vengeance over the senseless killing of his mother, a leftover who was wrongfully named a resistance sympathizer. Caring nothing about the suffering of others, or the resistance’s cause, he joins up with the sole ambition of avenging his mother’s death.
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
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I am inspired by thriller novelists such as Robert Ludlum, Vince Flynn, and Stephen Hunter. I also am influenced by film makers like Christopher Nolan, Micheal Mann, Martin Scorsese, and, of course, the legend himself: John Woo!
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