Imagine a world in the near future where the Left has saddled pro sports with quadriplegic refs, transgendered concessionaires and stuttering sportscasters. Now the festering forces of radical feminism have decided to launch a direct
assault upon the blatantly oppressive, misogynist and patriarchal world of “maleness” that is professional football.
Such are the premise and storyline of a new novel by author Gary Wolf. A rational person in a rational world should be
able to say all this is silly, ridiculous, and prone to flights of fancy. Unfortunately, in the first decade of the 21st century
the subject matter and conjecture found in the pages of The Kicker of St. John’s Wood is not so far-fetched
and is indeed instead a remarkably accurate and reflective look at the forces, feelings and mindset of the modern-day Left.
Wolf takes us to the 2020 Super Bowl, which has been chosen as the stage to debut the first female professional football
player and to announce a major revision in American politics. Both gambits end in dramatic failure, however, and this sets
the stage for place-kicker Jayesh Blackstone, born in London of Indian heritage, to be involved in a high stakes game of intrigue
as he discovers the courage to fight to be a free American.
Blackstone is selected to be used and manipulated by the administration as a symbol to attack European imperialism and
to establish a National Electoral Fairness Commission. Monitored by the United Nations Special Advisory Institute on National
Expropriation, it is the final blow against “religious fanatics, stolen elections, the last vestiges of sexist domination,
the exploiters of developing nations, and all those whose goal has been to exclude women, minorities, and newly-arrived Americans.”
All steps are taken to ensure the most progressive norms of political conduct in the world today.
In addition to the political conspiracy and intrigue, the character of Jayesh Blackstone is taken on an internal journey
to discover the draw of his own heritage and native country. He also experiences the love of two women, the struggle to choose
between them, and the sacrifices and dedication that embodies true friendship along the way.
The Kicker of St. John’s Wood is definitely one of Gary Wolf’s best novels to date, and a frightening
reminder of the fast track of idiocy this country has decided to follow that increasingly defines humanity exclusively in
terms of race and gender. I found it to be a page-turner filled with twists, turns, and unexpected surprises throughout the
story. It is also an eye -opening book that helps to remind that each and everyone of us will eventually have to decide if
we have the personal fortitude, character and courage to choose to do the right thing and oppose the whirling forces of Progressivism,
Multiculturalism, Diversity, Political Correctness and “Tolerance” that increasingly dominates every aspect of
education, business and even your daily life. Will you be like Jayesh Blackstone and be willing to risk professional and personal
attacks, slander, and even worse for what is right and true?
This book is the story of one man’s struggle with that question and the series of choices he must face as he discovers
the difference between being a serf to the system and a free citizen. Not all know the difference but the choice is one that
all will soon have to face. The end result of the agenda and catalogue of “isms” of the modern-day Left is lunacy
and few do as fine a job as Gary Wolf at pointing that out through the medium of speculative fiction.
The Kicker of St. John’s Wood is available for sale at Amazon and all other major online publishers. You
may also visit the author’s website at http://awolcivilization.com/ for direct links to the book’s page at the
various online stores and the opportunity to read the first chapter online. Gary Wolf was formerly an analyst and commentator
on international and strategic affairs. He was raised in New York and London, lived for six years in Paris, and currently
resides in the state of New Mexico. Wolf is also the author of The Embracer, Shaya, Alternating Worlds
and Workshop of the Second Self.