How many of us have watched John Wayne ride off into the sunset after sorting out the town’s bad guys and thought, I want to be like that?
Or have immersed into the character of Ripley or Vasquez, as they saved the Universe? Maybe you’d prefer to be Tom Cruise or Charlize Theron and really kick some bad guys’ butts?
In 2007 the author’s attention was caught by a lady interviewer probing a victim of human trafficking on the radio. John found it hard to believe that a young girl had been kidnapped from her home and forced into prostitution by a gang in modern day UK.
By the end he was asking himself why isn’t something effective being done about this rapidly growing problem?
That’s when Bobby ‘Chuck’ Blake and the rest of the good guy team were born.
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing – Edmund Burke
The world needs heroes to fight back. Good guys with commitment and a strong sense of purpose, who are not afraid of bending the rules a little to ensure that evil cannot proliferate. The trafficked victims require good female role models to encourage them to fight back.
In Chuck’s world, the good guys are fighting back, and to defeat evil sometimes they have to do bad things. By nature of the fact that this is modern day slavery, the content is R rated – as one of the reviewers of Svetna, the first book in the saga said, “No fluffy bunnies here.”
You have been warned!