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Madison Magazine Writes About Mike Baron and Bad Road Rising

Madison Magazine writes: Madison native Mike Baron, best known for writing the “Badger”and “Nexus” comic books starting in the 1980s, has more recently been churning out novels. And like “Badger” before it, the “Bad Road Rising” series — starring Josh Pratt, a born-again, ex-con/private investigator — is largely set in Madison.

Interview: Mike Baron Talks Comics, Culture, and Conservatives with Mark Tapson at FrontPageMag

By Mark Tapson: Recently I read a page-turner of a new novel with the eye-catching title Sons of Bitches, which centers on a young Jewish artist who releases a comic book boldly depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This naturally makes her a target for outraged Muslim fundamentalists, and their death threats force her to hire former biker hoodlum-turned-private investigator Josh Pratt. Justice, revenge, and mayhem ensue.

This is obviously a reflection of the real-life experiences of such artists as Mollie Norris, who apparently still remains in hiding years after merely suggesting an Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, and frequent FrontPage Mag artist, former Muslim Bosch Fawstin, who was targeted by terrorists at the Draw Muhammad event in Texas a couple of years ago (a contest which Fawstin won). And then, of course, there was the massacre of twelve employees at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in response to their “blasphemous” depiction of Muhammad on the magazine cover. Violating Islamic blasphemy laws comes with a high price – but so does submitting to them.

Available Now: The First 4 Books in Mike Baron’s Bad Road Rising Series

The Badass Biker Detective Is Back In Two New Ultra-Violent Adventures…

Collect all four and get caught up before books five and six drop later this year:

Bad Road Rising, Book 1: Biker

Bad Road Rising, Book 2: Sons of Privilege 

Bad Road Rising, Book 3: Not Fade Away

Bad Road Rising, Book 4: Sons of Bitches

The 17 Liberty Island Books Published From January 2015 through February 2018

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It’s Time to Begin Your BAD ROAD RISING Binge!

Behold the first two action-packed adventures in Mike Baron’s exhilarating series!

Pick up Biker and Sons of Privilege on Amazon. More provocative tales of Josh Pratt are coming soon…

Baby Sitter: Fiction from the World of Baron’s ‘Bad Road Rising’

Kraushaar Ford occupied a half block on Michigan Blvd. in Waukesha. It was 11:00 am on a bright Thursday morning in September when Josh kicked out his Harley on the wide concrete apron outside the showroom. Kraushaar Ford was a long, low, gleaming white building with a hint of art deco, a glimpse of the future from a Fifties-era Mechanix Illustrated.

Josh entered the chill interior. It smelled pleasantly of coffee and lemons. A Shelby Mustang sat on the spotless black and white tile floor, presenting its shark-like grin to the public. A young salesman, dapper in a gray suit, headed Josh’s way with a smile plastered across his chin, not unlike the Mustang. At a trim five eleven, wearing a tank top that revealed fully tatted arms and shoulders, Josh looked like a biker.