BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
BEING A CRIMINAL ISN'T AS SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS
ABOUT THE BOOK
here was a time when six countries were united by one man named Tito. He defended the country from the tyranny of Hitler, thus establishing himself as a leader. His system of government was Socialism controlled by his Secret Police - the UDBA. Most of the population was thrilled to live such a life and they considered the agents their protectors, but one brilliant kid disagreed.
Zlatan, at the age of sixteen, decides to live outside the system, but that leads him to prison, to serve a sentence of five years. Inside he meets his teacher, Uncle, a former spy for Tito's Gestapo, who arranges an early release for him, but it comes with a high price.In front of the prison gates, two agents catch him and give him an ultimatum - do or die. Zlatan agrees to their criminal requests but not for "King and Country" but for the freedom he craves. His actions lead him to discover something dark in the pit of his mind. He learns there are greater things to fear than the police and other criminals. He must answer the question . . .
IS HE ACTUALLY FREE?
Be the first one to find out in this debut novella by a young author you won't be able to put down, filled with suspense and psychological battles of an abnormally self-aware man.
- Paperback: 92 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition
- (July 30, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1535593911
- ISBN-13: 978-1535593915
DON'T WE ALL TAKE FREEDOM FOR GRANTED?
Are we ever free?
After certain events take place in our lives, isn't a part of our freedom gone? The mind doesn't heal as well as the body does. You can take the bad situations away but the mind stays with you.
If you don't want to feel any emotions, you just want something to read, then this book isn't for you. There are parts that are disturbing and may touch some nerves in you. I don't usually want to read this sort of book, but the author's pleas hit my heart. I had to do this. The book hits the reality button and I found myself unable to put the book down. Some of the events were shocking. This book was written by a 19 year old and you wonder how much these events have affected him.
The book is fiction, but written about actual events. The author's main character, Zlatan, a Bosnian. He is brought into the UDBA which is a secret police organization. We go through parts of his life in the organization as an ASSASSIN! Can you even imagine being an assassin at a very young age? I can't. Zlatan's life includes all the horrible things we don't care to think about. His life takes a spiral downward. Whose life wouldn't. He wants out. He can't live this life anymore. His heart and soul has been devoured by this evil life. The author doesn't sugar coat the events. But with a book about this kind of life, sugar coating would only melt down.
I'm hoping this author, Ethan Brant, goes on writing. I hope the good and bad reviews only urge him on to bigger and better books. He's young and has a lot of talent. Hopefully he won't let it go to waste. Bring the readers another book, Mr. Brant. SO many of us are waiting!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Ethan Brant, in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
I would give this book 5 STARS.