A U.S. Marine based in Walker County works behind the scenes to free the country from a tyrant's grip in "Storms of Tyranny," a new book from first-time author C.J. Clark.Clark, a Florida resident …
A U.S. Marine based in Walker County works behind the scenes to free the country from a tyrant's grip in "Storms of Tyranny," a new book from first-time author C.J. Clark.
Clark, a Florida resident who owns property with her husband in Walker County, set the book in a bleak future where basic rights have been discarded along with the Constitution.
The former United States is divided into four quadrants, and one family dynasty is maneuvering for complete control.
Camp Sumiton, the fictional base where Marine Horace Meyers is stationed, encompasses hundreds of square miles and stretches from Winston and Cullman to Walker counties.
As a Marine, Meyers is charged with maintaining order, including quelling riots in Birmingham. As a Christian, he must balance his work with his desire to combat the tyrant.
"I'm looking at what's going on right now and putting it on steroids," Clark said of her inspiration.
Clark worked at the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 22 years before retiring. Last year, she earned a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University.
She began writing "Storms of Tyranny" while battling health problems two years ago.
The book was released in January. It is available online through Amazon and other booksellers.