Inside Out - a thriller by Jack Kearney

As an actor, Danny Belson has played many criminal types, but as the prisoner transport bus pulls out of the LA county jail, the realization of his conviction overwhelms him. The irony is that only six months ago he taught an acting workshop at the same institution he is now going to be incarcerated in. Danny had been chosen to take part in California's answer to New Jersey's highly acclaimed “Scared Straight” by actually working with the inmates of the Medium Security Federal Prison in Lompoc. In his short stay, Danny made some interesting friends as well as unforgiving enemies.

INSIDE OUT introduces the reader to multitude of characters. Some are good, some are bad, and a few are just evil. This is a book of fiction based on events that happen to inmates on a daily basis. It is a fictional account of what happens to an “Everyman” that gets caught up in a system deliberately designed to treat all felons the same.

Utilizing a groundbreaking format, Follow Danny as he goes from a care free beach volleyball loving, pool shooting, actor, who's only worry is knowing when his next audition will come, to a convicted murderer. Written using flashbacks, with no chapters, learn what a struggling actor goes through, and how, after his incarceration, Danny's life is turned INSIDE OUT.

I believe that this is the first book to take an absolute non-criminal type and toss him into a situation where he knows some of the inmates already. Ironically, because of the workshop he has made some friends as well as enemies. When his foes attack him, his friends help to avenge his attackers.

There are no chapters, giving the narrative a vivid cinematic feel. Told through a series of flashbacks, it’s a totally-unique reading experience. Oh yes…for those with a vengeance streak…there’s a stop-at-nothing ‘payback’ in the prison. Whether they succeed or not depends on you reading the book.

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