Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Suspense novel from CJ West. The End of Marking Time has an impressive 4.2 star rating and is only $2.99!
“This book grabbed me from the first chapter and wouldn’t let go…when you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down…by the time you finish it, your mouth is gonna be hanging open…This is by far my new Favorite book…This is one I would gladly read again and again…” Kathy B. – Amazon Reviewer
The End of Marking Time
by CJ West
Rating: 4.2 Stars
“1984 Meets Prison Break”
News flash: U.S. Supreme Court abolishes prison terms. Criminals can no longer be detained more than 48 hours.
Two million felons set free. Looters ransack major cities.
Police and local governments devise a system to reeducate felons. Critics call the new laws cruel and unfair, but citizens demand safety at any cost.
The End of Marking Time Puts You in the Jury Box!
Gifted housebreaker Michael O’Connor awakens inside this new criminal justice system and can’t understand how he can be controlled in a jail without walls. An army of counselors encourage him to follow rules he doesn’t understand and a black box tries to teach him everything he failed to learn in school.
Michael is surrounded by actors who tempt him toward trouble and voyeurs who monitor his every move. He believes he’s being tested by the black box, but realizes too late that everything he does is evaluated to determine whether he lives or dies.
Has Michael failed the ultimate test? He believes you are on his jury. Listen to his story and decide what should happen to him. Then solve the mystery. Who is really in the jury box? And what fate will they choose for Michael?
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I just now finished reading this book, and cannot recommend it strongly enough. The drama, the main character, Michael O’Connor, and the premise of the plot is outstanding. I was gripped from opening paragraph, till the very last sentence. An exceptional read, with intrigue and extremely, thought provoking.
This is a superp look at a frighteningly dystopian future! Very difficult to put down. Totally engrossing and surprisingly believable! Well worth a read! Haunting! Well done!
What an incredibly clever and plausible world CJ West has created here. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Michael, a protagonist labeled a criminal yet so sympathetic as a victim of circumstances beyond his control. This book was the most original and inspired work of fiction I have read in years; very refreshing. I was entertained and engaged from cover to cover.
Picked me up at page one and held me right through the end, shaking my head throughout. Then the ending–punched me in the stomach and I haven’t caught my breath yet! A peek into the future you mustn’t miss…
CJ West does a brilliant job of keeping his writing crisp, consistent and engaging. I was so impressed with this book that I purchased more of his work. I hope you are willing to take a chance on this amazing book.
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About The Author
CJ was raised in a tiny town in Massachusetts where his family has lived for four generations. When CJ was a boy, the family had a variety of animals and boasted a poultry incubator large enough to hatch a chick for every resident of the town – all at one time. Although it was never a professional enterprise, the family continued to raise animals for many years and CJ developed a love for the outdoors and wildlife.
CJ wrote his first book in 1979 while bored during school hours, but at that time writing was second to golf. CJ practiced hard daily and eventually entertained hopes of playing professionally. In 1985 he chose Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMASS Dartmouth) over golf and studied Business Management which advanced his career in computer technology.
CJ spent twenty years helping companies solve computer networking and information management problems with firms including Arthur Andersen. In 1999, he began writing thrillers and several years later transitioned to writing fulltime.
Sin and Vengeance, the first book in CJ’s Randy Black series, was optioned for film by a screenwriting firm in early 2008. The screenplay, written by Marla Cukor, is complete and in development with Beantown Productions, LLC. A Demon Awaits, the second book in the series offers a major twist in the storyline and challenges readers to forgive Randy Black’s mistakes and follow his journey in future novels. Gretchen Greene, the third Randy Black novel is the first in a series of characters Randy will be tasked with saving. CJ’s latest standalone thriller, The End of Marking Time, was published in 2010.
CJ hosts a Blog Talk Radio show called The Thriller-30 each month where he interviews contemporary thriller and suspense writers. CJ embraces his fans with contests, promotions and innovative events. He has hosted firearms training, winery tours, an advanced driving course, visits to settings from his books, and he also writes, directs and acts in live murder mystery events throughout New England. If you’re outside New England, you can usually find him at Bouchercon each fall.
Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – CJ West and ENT appreciate it.