Steven Seagal’s next action role won’t be on the big screen or any screen for that matter.
The controversial action star is the leading man in a new novel called The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America. The novel was co-written by Seagal and has a foreword by none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the former outlaw who was pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“Shadow Wolves is a book of fiction based on reality,” reads the book’s synopsis. “Both authors have worked with, confronted, and seen the power of the Deep State and the manner in which many federal government agencies willfully violate the Constitution and the laws of the land in service to special interests.”
The novel also pushed a political agenda: “The 2016 election has for the first time made many American citizens aware that the Deep State is very real; that the mainstream media is a fake news media offering a false narrative designed by the secret intelligence world in service to special interests.”
Shadow Wolves‘ main character is Arizona Tribal police officer John Nan Tan Gode, described on the first page of the book as having “classic chiselled features,” according to AV Club. Judging by the book’s cover, the character is likely modelled after the 65-year-old actor.
A Twitter user, who discovered the book on Amazon, went through the effort of collecting and tweeting a series of hilarious reviews.