J. B. Velasquez
Every Last One:
The Rise of Sylvia Boone
After the fall of nations, corporations have established authoritarian control over every major city, prioritizing order over freedom. Sylvia Boone, a corporal in the region’s police force, finds herself in an impossible situation. When she discovers high-ranking elites are enabling human rights violations, she is unable to look the other way.After a deadly shootout, a bounty is placed on her head and Sylvia is forced to escape Winnipeg with a band of fugitives into the Canadian wilderness. As their quest for safety from authoritarian control and the promise of peace eludes them time and again, Sylvia trades any hopes of safety for vigilante justice.
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J. B. Velasquez has always been an avid reader and lover of witty, satirical, and thoughtful fiction. His writing reflects upon his own inquiries and observations about life through the lens of interesting and deeply flawed characters.J. B., a psychotherapist of twenty years, lives in the American Southwest with his beautiful wife and two kids who refuse to stop growing--no matter how much he tells them to cut it out.