Josh Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator. A woman dying of cancer hires him to find the son she gave up as a baby.

The child's father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to kill her for abandoning them.

Written By
Mike Baron

Josh Pratt is an outlaw biker turned private investigator in a genre-bending confluence of biker and detective lore, twisting like an F5 tornado through authentic landscapes and subcultures such as the renown Sturgis Biker Rally, a Midwest college campus, the politically turbulent lands of the Okapachee Sioux, the bizarre world of the occult, and the deadly criminal underground of the Paraguayan jungles.

All the while, crossing paths with arms dealers, bull breeders, cult leaders, kidnappers, exotic animal traffickers, and even his estranged father, who abandoned him at a truck stop when he was 15 years old.

That's when Josh fell in with the only family he ever knew, the Bedouins, a lawless biker gang, who taught him everything he knows, until prison, where a chaplain introduced him to God, a path to redemption, and a shady defense attorney that pulled enough strings to compel a Governor's pardon for his crime of atrocious assault.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of JACK REACHER, BANSHEE, and LINCOLN LAWYER, the Bad Road Rising series is a grab-you-by-the-throat adrenaline fueled ride with Josh Pratt: Quick-witted and tough as nails, he's a private investigator on a Harley Road King (and just about any bike he can lift when duty calls), seeking redemption in situations that often have the high road closed for construction.

People come to Josh because he knows how to get things done when all other resources have been exhausted and no one else will dare take the job.

No case is too strange in this mystery-action crime thriller, with more turns and surprises than Utah's Moki Dugway Switchback.

Bad Road Rising

Stoic sleuth Josh Pratt is a reformed criminal turned private investigator living in rural Wisconsin. Josh Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator. Ginger Munz, a woman dying of cancer hires him to find the son she lost as a baby.

The child's father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to kill her and Josh's girlfriend Cass, for ratting him out. The trail leads to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and west into no-man's land where Josh learns the monstrous fate of the stolen child.

Based on the first book in the series, Josh is the 'Biker', caught up in a race for survival against a human monster on the road between heaven and hell at the end of which lies either salvation or damnation.


When a popular University of Wisconsin athlete is discovered drowned after a night of drinking, the victim's sister engages Josh Pratt, former bad biker who found God in prison and came out a better man, to get to the bottom of it.

Now a private investigator, Josh uncovers a pattern of big men on campuses being murdered beneath a freshly painted smiley face mural. He also finds the love of his life in his client, the UW athlete's sister "Fig" Newton. Like previous loves in Josh's life, the connection proves dangerous-for her.


When MMA fighter Gena Kropenski goes missing, along with a rare Siberian tiger, animal rights group The Wild Animal Initiative hires him to find the beast and bring it back unharmed.

The trail leads Pratt on a wild goose chase throughout the Upper Midwest and sees him cross paths with animal lovers and gangsters, friends and foes, all leading to sleazy Tiger Sanctuary owner Fabian Fitch, who will stop at nothing to ensure his cash cow 'zoo' stays open-despite the State of Wisconsin's crackdown.

Buffalo Hump

When Josh Pratt agrees to provide security for a charismatic Sioux blues musician at the opening of a new casino, he walks into no man's land between two Okapachee Sioux biker gangs: the traditionalist Red Shirts who want nothing to do with the white man's ways, and the modernist Blue Shirts who see the casino as a boon.

The Red Shirts aren't the only ones gunning for Hump. Josh has his hands full dealing not only with the assassins, but the byzantine politics of South Dakota gambling.

Buffalo Hump's limitless talent hides a hidden agenda. From the banks of the Missouri to a climax at an abandoned amusement park, Buffalo Hump will take your breath away.

Chad Law


Chad Law's love for film started at a very early age when his dad began taking him to genre films. After receiving a video camera for Christmas, he then made over 75 homemade movies while growing up, most of which he "starred" in and "directed."

One of his earliest actual screenplays, however, entitled DAYLIGHT'S END, placed in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight competition just a few

short days after a rough draft was completed and would later be produced under the direction of William Kaufman. Now rather well know in the independent action film world, his movie BLACK WATER, which re- teamed Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, grossed over 8 million dollars in theaters during its opening weekend in China.

His other writing credits include CLASSIFIED, starring Aaron Eckhart and Tim Roth, HERO WANTED, starring Ray Liotta, Norman Reedus and Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sony's THE HIT LIST, with Cole Hauser, SIX BULLETS, starring Jean Claude Van Damme, DRIVE HARD, with John Cusack and Thomas Jane, THE SHADOW EFFECT, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cam Gigandet, SHRAPNEL, starring Jason Patric, SECTION EIGHT, starring Ryan Kwanten, Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke, LIGHTS OUT, starring Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Dermot Mulroney and Jaime King, and THE GETBACK, starring Theo Rossi, Kim Coates, Treach and Dermot Us Part. Mulroney, among others.

Mike Baron


Mike Baron published his first formal comics script with Nexus, the iconic science fiction title he co-created with illustrator Steve Rude; the series garnered numerous honors, including Eisner Awards for both creators.

A prolific creator, Baron is responsible for The Badger, Ginger Fox, Spyke, Feud, and many other comic book properties. He and artist Jackson Guice relaunched The Flash in June 1987, when Wally West took on the mantle at DC Comics. Also in 1987, Baron launched and wrote the first ongoing Punisher series at Marvel Comics, remaining on the title for over 5 years.

During that acclaimed run, he and Klaus Janson introduced the the character Microchip as an ally of The Punisher in The Punisher #4 (November 1987). In 1988, Baron wrote the "Deadman" feature in Action Comics Weekly which led to two subsequent Deadman limited series.

Baron has also written numerous other mainstream characters including Batman and several Star Wars adaptations for Dark Horse Comics. In 2014, Baron published Biker, his first novel, about reformed motorcycle hoodlum Josh Pratt. He has also created Florida Man, Thin Blue Line, Private American, and Bronze Star.


Mark B. Newbauer

An independent producer who began his career as a writer/producer with Dream killer, winner, 'Best of the Fest at the New York International Film and Video Festival, all the while servicing talent and literary clients at BRS/The Gage Group. Newbauer is founder/CEO of Arowana Media Holdings and Mike The Pike Entertainment where he identifies, negotiates, and acquires rights to prominent intellectual property for development and adaptation to screen. Current titles include Vampirella (Dynamite Comics), Ella Clah, and New York Times Bestseller "Wish", by Barbara O'Connor. Newbauer also produced the sci-fi/horror thriller 'Beyond White Space', starring Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Wrath of Man).

Rich Angell

An independent producer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has produced or consulted on numerous feature films over his 10-year career including Sophomore, starring Patrick Warburton, and After, starring Kathleen Quinlan, Diane Neal, and Pablo Schreiber. Angell founded a state-of-the-art production studio in a 4 million square foot former Kodak facility. He is a former board member of the renowned George Eastman Museum and has a Masters degree from the University of Rochester. Angell has been instrumental in securing prominent pieces of intellectual property such as Vampirella, Wish, Ella Clah, and New York Times Bestselling 'Wish', by Barbara O'Connor.

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