Falling Angels of America
Author: Mario Peeples
Date Published: January 23, 2018
BUY IT AT AMAZON.COM
Mario Peeples riveting book, "Falling Angels of America," is a unique novel that explores a futuristic world where government graft and police malfeasance become so rampant that a secret shadow organization evolves to force the necessary changes. The story takes place in 2030 but it could just as easily mirror much of what is currently happening in today's world. The protagonist is a young man named Mark Johnson, whose goal in life is to be a lawyer. Peeples quickly introduces you to the other main characters in the story. One of Mark's paramount relationships is with an old school friend named Harold who was wasting away as a petty drug dealer. It was an odd relationship because Mark was a young African American straight-arrow type of guy who wanted to be successful and valuable to his community but felt that once he was practicing law, Harold would be his conduit to those who would eventually need his help. The value of Harold's friendship become important much sooner when Mark realizes he has mysteriously attracted some unwanted attention. They seem to be following him everywhere. Mark needs someone with street smarts to be his eyes, ears, and protector from these unknown forces and Harold, his trusted friend meets all the criteria. Mark's life is about to change dramatically. He would soon discover how naive he was about the world he lived in. He will soon learn why so many mass murders happen and why crime is so rampant. In fact, he will learn to his astonishment that he is living in a dystopia that is orchestrated by a corrupt government. Unfortunately, he is also very naive about his beautiful girlfriend, Sarah, who he is totally smitten with and committed to, but unknown to him commitment is not Sarah's forte.