Author Harley Brattain’s new book “Maximus J.O.E.: Art in Dispatch” is a dark and riveting tale of sabotage, murder, and justice in a dystopian near future

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Recent release “Maximus J.O.E.: Art in Dispatch” from Page Publishing author Harley Brattain introduces rich characters and colorful landscapes that flood the imagination and draw out unique and differing passions concerning the rights and wrongs of modern society and the course humanity is plotting for the future. Dark and wickedly abrupt in his approach to modern justice, Max Subban is the first of many fascinating characters to walk the pages of this action-packed new series.

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Harley Brattain, a screenwriter, novelist, and an avid reader of science, history, philosophy, and philology, who lives with his family in rural Oregon, where they enjoy outdoor activities: hiking, fishing, motocross, and all the Oregon Coast and Cascade Mountain Range have to offer, has completed his new book “Maximus J.O.E.: Art in Dispatch”: a gripping potent novel and the first in his thrilling new trilogy.

Harley writes, “Justice in 2035 is theater, and the Justices tasked with meting out the sentences are the biggest stars the world has ever seen. The leader in this exotic group of show people called JOEYs, for Justices of Execution, Maximus Subban is concerned at the rise of a new and powerful member to their organization, SAID-GOD (Secondary Appeals Input Data Generating Optimum Decision), an artificially intelligent being that appears to play by a different set of rules. While working on a mysterious case of a boy who by most accounts has been wrongfully sentenced to death, Max senses the computer program has cheated the system, colluding with the powers that be to bring forth an execution guaranteed to generate television ratings never before achieved. The boy, Christopher Dawson, is just fourteen years of age, and no one this young has ever been executed before. Along with his fellow JOEYs, Max decides to take on the machine and the governmental forces that back it. The unfolding of the story is filled with constant twists and unusual characters that carry Max and his crew to places they could never have expected.“

Published by Page Publishing, Harley Brattain’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for avid fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Maximus J.O.E.: Art in Dispatch” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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