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July 17, 2016

THE JANUS PROJECT by Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

The Feds have a special place for marquee witnesses.
 It's not a matter of where; 
it's a matter of when...


Brad AndersonI was born in May 1963 and grew up primarily in the small Texas town of West Columbia. I say "primarily" because my dad worked in the petrochemical industry, so we (including my mom, brother, and sister) moved around quite a bit. I graduated from Columbia High and, four years later, from West Point. After graduation, I went to Fort Rucker, AL, to learn how to be a junior officer in the Army - and how to fly helicopters. From Fort Rucker, I went to Fort Wainwright, AK, and spent almost a full four years in the Aviation Brigade, with the majority of that time in the 4/9 Cavalry flying AH-1 Cobras. Soon after leaving Alaska, I got out of the Army and took on a variety of jobs before finding a home as a contractor at one of the local military bases in the San Antonio area.

I like writing about anything that captures my attention. I do not write from an outline and I have only a vague idea of how a story is going to end when I start. My job, as I see it, is to act as a scribe, relating the actions and deeds of my characters. The only time I get involved is when my characters start straying from the ending I have in mind. When one of my characters does something that surprises you, it's almost a certainty that I was equally caught off guard.

One of the fun aspects of writing is scouting out the settings. I prefer to use real places for my stories. Hiking in the Grand Canyon and the Guadalupe Mountains is physically demanding, which means I have to hit the gym to stay in shape. Which in turn helps me to keep my characters grounded, at least somewhat, in reality - if I can do something, I know they can.

"When Is Sylvia Wallace?" is now published in both hard copy and Kindle. While this book is not a sequel in the truest sense of the term, it does reveal what happened to John Callan after his return from 1987. I hope you find the story worth the wait. 

(from Amazon)

Army veteran and restaurant owner John Callan was at the wrong place at absolutely the worst time. And he paid for it with the lives of his wife and daughter. His attempt at revenge on Morgan Ropp, the country's most lethal criminal, lands him in a special, top secret section of the Federal Witness Security Program: the Janus Project.

Life under Janus is supposed to be the safest available for protected witnesses - and it is for Callan until Morgan escapes from prison and finds out where - and when - Callan is hiding.

The Janus Project reveals the struggle of survival when the need for revenge pushes us to the brink of disaster. This character-driven novel highlights the dichotomy of a man torn between the fictional life that has been implanted in his new reality and the depth of his instincts that drive him within his innermost soul.

Which reality will win? It's a matter of time.

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432753886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432753887

 Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be deadly.  John Callan was in that situation and it was deadly, not for him, as such, but for his wife and daughter. Now he has to try to get the most lethal criminal in the country, the cause of the deaths and now he's escaped. This criminal is out there and searching for Callan.  Will he find him?   That is where the Janus Project came into play. The Janus Project is a Federal Witness Security Program.  Being in this program is supposed to make and keep you safe  The author gives us real life possibilities. Struggling to survive under the worst circumstances. The characters are complex and at times are hard to keep track of.  As you get into the book, it's easier to keep them straight as you get to know them.  How far will one go and sacrifice to  keep your loved ones safe?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book  4  STARS.

amazon review link 


1 comment:

Gayle Pace said...