Coming in November from Down & Out Books: DEEP GREEN COVER by Joel W. Barrows

TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 8, 2019 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that DEEP GREEN COVER, the second thriller in the Deep Cover series by Joel W. Barrows, will be published on November 18, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


When ATF Special Agent David Ward infiltrates the world of radical environmentalists, his mission is to stop an eco-terrorist group determined to eradicate pollution—and the polluters who get in their way. It's a case of Green Gone Extreme!

The Earth Martyrs Brigade will stop at nothing to destroy those corporations and individuals that they deem a threat to Mother, their worshipful name for Mother Earth. Ward joins the group, befriending its cultish followers, only to learn that their plans for destruction and anarchy far exceed anything he could have imagined.

Loosely based on the joint FBI/ATF Operation Backfire that decimated the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), this story imagines what would happen if like-minded groups adopted the more extreme tactics of today's terrorists and what it might take to stop them. It is a scenario that is all too real, and a threat not widely known to the American public.

Meet the author …

Joel Barrows is an Iowa district court judge who regularly oversees both criminal and civil trials. Prior to his appointment to the bench he was a practicing attorney for nearly twenty-three years; the last eighteen of those spent as a state, and then federal, prosecutor.

He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in History, a Law degree from Drake University Law School, and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center.

He has traveled extensively in Central America. He lives with his family in eastern Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi.

(The views expressed in this novel are those of Joel W. Barrows alone and do not reflect those of the Iowa Judicial Branch.)

In its ninth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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