Prepper Press is happy to announce the publication of A Simple Man. Mark Bacci, an award-winning screenwriter and director, turns his pen to his first novel in this first volume of a dystopian trilogy about family and survival.
The year is 2078. The former United States of America is a bleak and fading memory for the few citizens of New America. Nearly five years after his wife was taken to a birthing camp by Secans, New America’s mercenaries, John Bradford is left to raise his two children alone in an increasingly dangerous and desolate world.
Tagged by nanotechnology, their every move is tracked, limiting their ability to do anything not permitted by the new regime. When his daughter is chosen, Secans arrive to take her to a birthing camp. John swears if he doesn’t let her go, they will all be killed. She reminds him of the promise he made to their mother, that he would do whatever it took to protect them.
Struggling between his promise and the real consequences of any action, the decision is made for John when his son brandishes a shotgun and kills one of the Secans. With no time to think, John grabs his children and goes on the run, but it is only a matter of time before the Secans find them and kill them. John has no choice but to return to his secret past, the only place where he knows he has a chance – The Circuit, an underground fight-to-the-death competition run by a ruthless mobster.
John’s return as one of the best fighters in Circuit history rekindles old rivalries and vendettas. With The Circuit rigged against him, Secans chasing after him and danger at every turn, John fights his way across the country to save his children and fulfill the promise he made to his wife. This is John’s fight, and it is one he cannot afford to lose.
The publishing industry’s big book reviewer, Kirkus, gave A Simple Man a glowing review. Additional commentary on the book:
“Mark Bacci is a writer everyone needs to read. His plot grabs you and his characters jump rightoff the page.”
— Don Carmody, Award winningfilm producer, Chicago, Resident Evil, The Boondocks Saints
“This fast-paced,intense book, had me hooked from page one. I couldn’t put it down. As adirector, this is something I’d love to see on the screen. A must read.”
– AdamKane, Director, Daredevil, 24, American Gods
“Mark Bacci is amaster at suspense. A page-turner that depicts a future America that will scarethe pants off of you.”
– Larry Jacobson, Executive Producer, Peewee’sPlay House
“From the first pageof this action-packed novel, you will be cheering for John Bradford as hefights to protect his children in a dystopian America. I can’t wait to seewhere the author takes the rest trilogy.”
– James Dellasandro, author, 1906,Citizen Jane.
“A Simple Man is an insightful glimpse into the power of a father’s love, his unbreakablespirit, and what he will endure to defend his children in a dystopian Americathat is grim and full of despair. In the end, this book is all about hope.”
-Michael McGowan, author, Director and creator of the Netflix series Between.