Action, adventure, and advanced military tactics set the stage for nonstop suspense and psychological drama when John Drake Jr. embarks on a military career in special ops as a new World War looms. Tracking the most powerful enemy he has ever faced, haunted by demons from his family and his past, Drake must confront the most terrifying identity of all – his own.
From the Author
In “Execution of Justice”, I wanted to add deep characterization to the military action adventure genre, exploring concepts such as: revenge vs. forgiveness, universal vs. relative morality, self-discovery and the roots of what makes each of us who we are. Family, abuse, trauma, personal loyalties, betrayals and patriotic obligations conflict and eventually form the amalgam that is our protagonist – John Drake.
Patrick received Advanced Infantry Training while stationed at Fort Benning, which inspired him to write his first novel, “Execution of Justice”, a story driven by advanced military tactics.
His degree in Political Science helped him incorporate the geopolitical boiling pot of the early 1970s with a military action adventure plot. His Master’s degree in chemistry provided a foundation for some of the more creative military tactics used in “Execution of Justice”.
He received support from two main sources in writing “Execution of Justice”: Lorraine P. Winfield, the Coordinator of Creative Writing at the Newport News Institute for the Arts and Major Jeff Benedict, a US Army Ranger combat veteran.
Patrick has had eight poems published in the Presbyterian College annual literary magazine, “Figs and Thistles”, and is a member of Mensa.
Patrick’s newest project, “Mortal Coil” is a techno-thriller about the catastrophic possibilities of genetic engineering.