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Book 1: The Great Reset Series

In a world without death…
she is dead.

Titus is no hero. Not even close. He’s not your typical eighteen-year-old, either. This is his fourth life…even if he can’t remember the ones that came before it.

Welcome to the Corporate States of America. For the poor, it’s a struggle to survive. The rich? They clone themselves, living their lives of excess on repeat.

But rich or poor, everyone knows about the mission to colonize Mars. Titus more than most. After all, his mother was on it.

The council said it failed. The reality is so much worse.

Now Titus is determined to find out what really happened. But even if he avoids getting killed, maimed, or unwillingly roboticized, the truth could cost him more than just this life.

It could cost him every life to come…


The Outlands (The Great Reset Book 2)

Outline 100%
First Draft 56%


Death is not the end…

A warning from a stranger.

“Nothing you know is real. Your name isn’t Shawn Jaffe, you’re not an investment broker, and you’re not from Ohio.” But the stranger is murdered before he can explain.

Now Shawn isn’t sure who he can trust.

Even his own memories are suspect.

Someone is watching him, controlling him, using him.

To survive, he’ll need to find out who and why.

But the stakes are much higher than one man.

Our humanity is on the line, and on the eighth day, it could be the beginning of the end…



Joseph John is a retired Army officer and combat veteran with over 23 years of active duty service as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot and operations analyst. He is also the bestselling and award-winning author of The Eighth Day and Democracy Inc. Joseph is currently the Narrative Lead for a kick-ass video game. He lives in North Port, Florida with his wife and daughter.

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