September 28, 2013

Expendable Man Earns Another 5-Star Review

Thank you for Joymarie for this review. If you haven’t read The Expendable Man, she explains why it’s a must read: “Peter Pollak has created a truly remarkable plot in that it is not only in the realm of possibility, but it is something that could happen to any one of us reading the book. A thriller that is written smoothly in that it carries you along like a raft on a rain swollen stream and before you know it, you literally bump into the shore. “A magnificent ride, by a highly skilled man of imagination who manages to weave together suspense and terror along with political ambition and the power of those ‘in power’. Scary when you think that […]
July 9, 2013

Terri Lynn Merritts’ Review of The Expendable Man from Goodreads

Terri Lynn Merritts gave The Expendable Man 5 stars on Goodreads.  Here’s her review: “The author of this excellent thriller is also my Goodreads friend Peter Pollak and he gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Those who know me here know that is the only kind of review I give and I do not hesitate to tear apart an awful book by even a best selling author I tend to love. “I read a lot in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre and it is a personal favorite. This book kept me glued to my seat racing along with my heart pounding to see what would happen next. “The expendable man was American businessman Nick Grocchi […]
April 21, 2013

Text of Interview with me in 4/21/13 Daily Gazette newspaper

Peter G. Pollak always realized he had an affinity for writing fiction. What he didn’t have was the time. A 1961 Gloversville High grad who grew up both in the Glove Cities area and Northville, Pollak has produced three novels since his retirement in 2007. His latest book is “Last Stop on Desolation Ridge,” published in January, and he is working a fourth, which he refers to as a “heroic fantasy.” He graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a history degree, then spent a year in Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement working as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer, and eventually came back to the Capital Region, where he got his master’s and then his doctorate […]
March 10, 2013

Day One at the Tucson Festival of Books

The big story today unfortunately was the weather. It was cool and rained on and off, depressing the turnout and driving the crowd under shelter at times. We closed down our table a few minutes early because it started to rain on my books. Nevertheless, we did very well, including two customers who made my day–one was a friend who bought 5 copies of Last Stop on Desolation Ridge for her bookclub to read. The other was someone who had read The Expendable Man because someone who had purchased it last year had loaned it to her. She liked it enough to buy Last Stop. That’s the kind of story that writers die, kill and pray for. I only got […]
September 21, 2012

Signings Scheduled for October 6 and November 3

You’re in luck if you live in upstate New York or the Baltimore (Maryland) region and you’re looking for a signed copy of my novels, The Expendable Man and Making the Grade. I’ll be doing a signing October 6 at Mysteries on Main Street in Johnstown, New York from 11 AM to 1 PM and one November 3 at Greetings and Readings in Hunt Valley, Maryland from 4 to 6 PM. Both stores offer great selections and warm customer service. So, even if you can’t make it on the day I’ll be there, I hope you’ll consider both when you’re shopping for yourself or for others. Please support these other fine independent book stores–all of which carry my books–as well: […]
September 11, 2012

Kindle Give-Away, Sept. 12 & 13

In conjunction with my appearance on <em>The Roundtable</em> with Joe Donohue tomorrow September 12 at 11:35 AM on WAMC Northeast Public Radio (listen in on your radio or online; visit <a href=””></a> for details), copies of <strong>Making the Grade</strong> (Expendable Man Publishing, 2012) will be available in Kindle format for free from the Amazon website tomorrow and Thursday. If you haven’t read <strong>Making the Grade</strong> or my previous novel, <strong>The Expendable Man</strong> (Expendable Man Publishing, 2011), this is your chance to find out if you enjoy my writing style. <strong>Making the Grade</strong> is a police procedural, involving Shannon Lynch, who has just been promoted as the first female detective on the Albany (NY) Police Force. Shannon runs into a number […]