‘Tis the Nature of the Beast: or, Losing the Plot: A Morality Play
Sanjay Perera, author
In this morality play Joe Silver suddenly finds himself a detainee at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO). He was arrested by US ground troops when on a journalistic assignment in the Middle East to interview Islamist militants. He is interrogated by a CIA officer while in detention. But he is also allowed to do some of his own writing. What he writes is based on his notebooks that were filled with personal observations but were left behind at the militant camp. His interrogator, Fred Simeon, wants to know what was in his notebooks and is also interested in what Joe writes in his cell. He is convinced that the notebooks and what is being written may contain some information regarding planned militant operations against western targets which Joe may or may not be aware of. But all is not what it seems. Other entities are making themselves felt. One of them is Beelzebub who makes Joe an offer he is not supposed to refuse in the form of a contract that he will be asked to sign. During his struggle with Fred Simeon and Beelzebub one thing starts to be clear: it is time for Joe to confront the nature of the world he lives in.