"This could be made into a movie, and it should be." MENACE by @stevesamedi #thriller

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The Death Dealer

Written by Steve Samedi

Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller



The critically acclaimed historical fiction debut novel of Steve Samedi will keep you hungry for more!

Menace: The Death Dealer is the story of young Phillip Baxter III, a history teacher from southern Philadelphia. For some time, Phillip questioned why his father abandoned their family to start a separate life in Japan. The single mother, who struggled to raise him, is unexpectedly killed in a tragic car accident.

A year later, Phillip receives a phone call informing him of his father’s passing. He travels to Japan to attend the funeral and discovers that his father and grandfather were CIA sanctioned mercenaries who worked for an organization known as, The Black Hand Syndicate. From that point on, Phillip is forced to deal with the repercussions of his family’s dangerous past while simultaneously embarking on a journey of self-discovery.

With “Menace” Steve set out to craft a compelling story about an African American that is not a sidekick or a stereotype. Black characters are rarely portrayed as having the same complexities as a James Bond or even a Batman.

In this new global economy where The Hunger Games franchise can become a juggernaut, it is important to have protagonists that appeal to someone other than the straight white demographic. There are dormant audiences waiting for creators to present their stories in a respectful manner. 

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Fans are saying

great book! movie please!

When I heard about this book in the making I was excited. Now reading the full story, it was hard to put it down when i picked it up. This book is filled with suspense and thrill. I found myself anticipating the next chapter on what would happen next! Can't wait for part 2!

MENACE The Movie

This could be made into a movie, and it should be. The concept, scenery, and world of MENACE make it a must read. If you are a fan of novels that delve deep into the lives of assassins and the shady underworld of the CIA, then this is definitely for you.

Author Bio

Steve Samedi

Steve Samedi is a licensed mental health counselor who grew up on the Jersey Shore. In the late 70s, his Haitian-born parents came to the United States for better opportunities.

Steve was inspired to write his first novel during the events of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He spent a week without electricity and the modern distractions that often hindered the creative process. Steve acted on his childhood dream of creating an iconic character. He crafted a story he believed no one else would have produced. His goal was to breathe life into diverse protagonists that are often underrepresented in popular fiction.

Steve plans to follow-up Menace: The Death Dealer with at least two sequels and a graphic novel.