Barnett says his 450-page novel, “Perhaps Heaven,” is an intimate blend of fact, fantasy and fiction spiked with a raw dose of sex and violence in the form of a fictional autobiography of the novel’s main character, John David Saxxon.
Barnett is a martial artist with black belt and instructor certifications in numerous fighting systems. He owns and operates a security service specializing in nightclub and event security in the Monroe area. He works at a EMT for Northeast Louisiana Ambulance in Delhi and is the son of a United States Army Ranger.
He says much of the philosophical truth that is the heart and soul of the story is derived from his son’s experiences in what Barnett refers to as “portraits of courage.”
The novel chronicles the trials, struggles and triumphs in life and then in an existence beyond death, of the eternal warrior, John David Saxxon. It is difficult to find a starting point when attempting to describe the book’s story line and plot because it’s a thousand stories within a story. It is a journey of faith and desire that defies and transcends both time and distance.
It is a tender coming of age love story and a small town murder mystery. It is a candid narrative of courage and indomitable spirit as it reveals in haunting detail the essence of the eternal warrior from the innermost thoughts and emotions of the man itself.
But most of all, “Perhaps Heaven” is about the challenges life presents, the choices people make and the people they become through the experience.
More information about the novel can be found at www.perhapsheaven.com.