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Author's name : Anton D. Morris

Title:                     Exposed: Humanity Craves Power

ISBN Softcover        9781663209610

ISBN Ebook             9781663209535

Publication Date    November 16, 2020


Please consider this 92K novel for your book review.


Reporters swamp Horus Fitsroy. They want to know if he orchestrated Sam Patterson's murder of Apollo Givens. Additionally, does his company owe reparations to the African American community?  Horus' answer to both questions is NO. 

 When he arrives home, he wants nothing more than escaping the political advisors in the front room.  Jason, his older brother, consoles Horus, and together, they accept that Horus' run for a presidential nomination is over.  
They trace the genesis of their adventure to the night of their company's Christmas party.  If Jason were not so anxious for his naked wife, he would not have agreed over the phone to permit Horus' use of company cash to throw into the stock market.  As it turned out, that was the best decision Jason ever made - Horus tripled the investment.  

Horus gets another fantastic idea with so much cash on hand - a hostile take-over of Capriella Industries. Twenty-five years before, Rashin, their father, lost his grocery food chain to Capriella Industries. Since then, Capriella has over-extended into the international markets.  The two brothers smell blood go for the kill.

Cassandra, their sister, a superb lawyer with incredible foresight, warns her brothers to move cautiously.  They do not.  The sudden and decisive blow to Capriella attracts the attention of Deep State operatives who dispatch Elizabeth Horn. When Elizabeth's righthand man unexpectedly appears in Corte d'Ivoire to facilitate a meeting between Horus and the magistrate, Jason senses a shakedown.  Jason seeks advice from Rashin and Ship, the Guddi Feex leader.

Ship explains the Deep State and suggests that Guddi Feex began to form political inroads to defend their investments.  His suggestion grows into an elaborate plan to make Horus a presidential candidate. The trouble they face is that Horus has no intention of running for president.  Furthermore, a presidential candidate needs a wife, a political record, and a substantial power base.   

Ship becomes the perfect architect and manipulator. He covers all the bases from convincing Horus to start a campaign to selecting teams of think tanks and campaign managers.  He goes so far as to orchestrate Horus' and Daphne's meeting on an airplane ride to New Orleans.  So spectacular is Ship's subtle manipulations that Horus becomes a national icon.    

While Ship brews his concoction, Apollo, a young journalist, two years removed from college, hopes to stumble upon a lucky break while working as a fact-checker for an Atlanta newspaper.  Apollo starts a blog that he calls The Keyhole. Apollo is not a great writer, and worse, he has trouble finding topics until he turns to the newspaper's database. His pursuit of a breathtaking story leads him to write about a secret society's connections to satanism, sexually abusive practices, and Senator Cunningham - the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Deep State knows that it must control Apollo before his story catches fire.  

Apollo loses his job.  Then a virus destroys his computer.  Afterward, he loses access to his website, and, worse of all, he fears for his life.  When he meets a man who calls himself Luke, Apollo discovers that he is a pawn in a perilous political game.  After receiving state of the art equipment and renewed access to his website, his followers increase astronomically - thanks to Luke.  The price he pays is that Luke censors choose what Apollo writes.  

Luke's prodding pushes Apollo to write a story about the Guddi Feex.  According to Apollo's sources, the secret brotherhood had a conflicting interest with Marcus Garvey and has dissolved. When he gets an email from Mel, Apollo learns that the Guddi Feex is not an expired fraternity of African American men descending from black slave owner families. They exist secretly and have grips on many blue-chip assets.  Mel claims to have rejected the group's membership.  More interesting, he is Horus' cousin.    

Mel agrees to a video interview.  He expresses that Americans are victims of false notions regarding race. The Guddi Feex, according to Mel, takes advantage of the miss-education.  He gives Apollo a book of sketches that contain every Guddi Feex symbol. When Apollo inspects the church where Horus and Daphne marry, he identifies the Guddi Feex symbols hidden in plain sight.  Apollo sees his lucky break in exposing Horus' family secret.   

His thirst for details leads him to a New Orleans library where he rummages through documentation until he finds a Fitsroy ancestor's court victory involving his ownership of a slave.  Apollo writes his article connecting Horus' family wealth to slavery and the Native Guard - a militia of slaves forced by their black owners to fight the Union army.  

Plagued with indecision and bewilderment, Apollo decides no to publish the article.  He tries deleting it, but he can't.  Luke had exported the article.

Horus learns about the article from Elizabeth Horn. She is afraid that Horus' precipitous climb threatens Senator Cunningham's expected presidency.  Horus stands firm against the blackmail.  Once released and combined with a television broadcast of Mel's interview, the article causes rifts between low and middle-class African Americans.  Violence spreads, and Sam Patterson shoots Apollo.  

The Department of Justice's claim that Horus orchestrated Apollo's death causes him to bow out of the race. But not before he partners with an unlikely ally to bring down Cunningham and the Deep State.  



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