Billy Russell’s career as a DEA officer abruptly ends when he cold-bloodedly executes the man who committed a heinous crime against him. Sentenced to 20 years hard labor in total isolation from the outside world, he’s suddenly, and without explanation, released on parole 5 years early. Returning to society, he learns that an isolated nuclear attack spread primal fear of a nuclear holocaust allowing Autocratic billionaires to seize control of the world. But their faulty economic policies have caused rampant poverty, crime, disease, and drug addiction.
As a condition of his parole, Billy is assigned to a government drug enforcement unit in Boston, but soon makes a gruesome discovery of the unit’s true mission. Approached by a secret underground dissident group planning to overthrow the authoritarian world government, Billy joins them to end the demonic reign of tyranny only to discover the shocking details of what is really taking place.
Midnight Black is a fast-paced, action packed thriller/suspense novel in the tradition of author Lee Child.
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Robert J. Emery writes under the pen name R.J. Eastwood. Over his long career as a member of the Directors Guild of America, he has written, produced, and directed both feature films and television programming and everything in between. His production work has garnered him over 75 industry awards along the way. To date, Mr. Emery has published seven books, four of which were nonfiction based on his Starz/Encore television series “The Directors.” His first novel (as Robert J. Emery) was chosen as one of the top five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards.
In the Fall of 2017 he published the science fiction adventure “The Autopsy of Planet Earth.” It won the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award for Science Fiction, the 2018 Book Talk Radio Book of the Year, and the 2017 Authors Circle First Place Award for Fiction
With the release of his newest novel, “Midnight Black”, he is busy working on his next entitled “The White Prize.” When not writing, Mr. Emery can be found in the kitchen creating and preparing sumptuous Italian meals. He credits his culinary expertise to his Sicilian mother, who took the time to teach him to cook.
Visit Mr. Emery’s author web site to learn more about his background as a writer/director in the entertainment industry as well as his book writing. He enjoys hearing from readers and encourages them to connect with him through his (where there is an email address) as well as his social media sites.