Infectious Injustice, A Novel By Justin Cook: A secret preview into the treacherous journey of a man thrown from a successful life in Silicon Valley into the dark, asphyxiating prison of San Quentin, with murders, serial killers, rats, and COVID around every corner. This true story is told by an inmate who was inside, living and breathing in the system of incarceration for nearly two years. He paints a masterpiece of detail by challenging the stigma that prisoners are less than people, that law enforcement is superior, and that the system of incarceration in the United States is still functioning. You will join him in the cell while he recounts hunger strikes, malnutrition, panic, and pandemonium, by weaving comedic banter with a stoic sense of realism. This is a captivating tale of how sick and dying men, caused by the nationally publicized disaster of thirty deaths in a short period in prison, stitched together the remnants of their shattered dignity and formed a brotherhood to withstand all odds; it paints the solo journey of a man’s struggle through addiction, loss, corruption, oppression, racism, and fear. You won’t put down this enthralling and uttering, engrossing saga of survival, a triumphant testament to the endurance of the human spirit, loyalty, respect, and the fallacy of rehabilitation while incarcerated.
Author Justin Cook was born in Nevada. He’s a technical architect who has worked at the most prestigious companies and holds over fifty technical certifications, including top-tier status among the technical community worldwide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature a master’s in information systems, and is pursuing a PhD in information systems. He also taught at a college in Nevada and was a faculty member in the information technology department. He speaks four languages, which he developed while living abroad in Spain, France, and Germany. He has traveled to over thirty countries, which translates to he doesn’t know how to save money. He enjoys teaching Kenpo, where he holds a black belt, playing piano, snowboarding, and hiking. He is much better at being divorced than he was at being married. He is a father of rambunctious kids who enjoy reminding him that he is no longer cool and is gaining weight. He now lives in a house free of bars that is made for naps, reading books, and drinking too much coffee. Most days, you will find him lounging in his Kirkland sweats from Costco, writing where he transports the readers to a place where bold heroes have enduring flaws.
We had the pleasure of interviewing the author. Here are excerpts from the interview:
Hi, Please introduce yourself and tell us about what it is that you do.
Hello, My name is Justin Cook. I am the author extraordinaire of Infectious Injustice. When I’m not writing, I’m a Solutions Architect in the technical community. I spend most of my days deep in the ones and zeros of cloud solutions, but these days, everyone wants to talk about AI like it’s the cure to everything.
Can you please tell us about your journey?
My journey was long, hard, full of rocks, darkness, anger, bitter beers, and chaos, but I came out on top. I am now a man who is grateful for everything I see and do. A man who went through hell climbed out of it with his bare hands, only to bask in the light of the sun once more.
Please tell us about your book ‘Infectious Injustice.’
The book was written while incarcerated. Yes, I spent every day writing, and yes, it looked odd, but I truly believed then, as I do now, that the book has a higher meaning. I also believe it will bring change and provide hope to those who have fallen into pits of deep, wet, thick, nasty hopelessness.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Now, being an Amazon Best Selling author, I would like to say success was long nights pounding on my keyboard while pounding black cups of coffee and rattling my brain for the answers to existence, but I don’t think that. The truth is there is no success. It’s an illusion. There is only survival. I have learned that when we grind down humanity, this is all that is left. Kill or be killed. I think that success is learning that being successful doesn’t matter.
Any message for our readers
I ask you to finish the book no matter WHAT is going on with your life. I adore the ending in all its glory, and I hope you will too. Trust me. It will change your life.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much, Justin, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!