February 2, 2015

House Divided Press Release: Peter Pollak’s thriller is now available

House Divided, a thriller depicting how Islamic Terrorism could bring dire consequences to America, is now available in print and ebook formats Peter G. Pollak’s fifth book tells the heart-wrenching story of a war no family should have to fight ELKRIDGE, MD – February 2, 2015 – House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s 88,000-word thriller, is now available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Although fiction, this novel paints a very real picture of the devastating impact that Islamic terrorism could bring to America. What Advance Reviewers Say “Peter G. Pollak gives us a thriller that hits close to home in House Divided,” said Nathan Van Coops, author of In Times Like These and The Chronothon. “Writing from an […]
August 10, 2013

Toward Civic Integrity, A Book Review

This column was first published September 30, 2010 on  the Empire Page website. After more than six years of haggling, the final hurdles were recently overcome for the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter within the city limits of Gloversville in Fulton County in upstate New York. While Gloversville City Court Judge Vincent DeSantis, author of “Towards Civic Integrity; Re-establishing the Micropolis,” (2007) understands the motives of the public officials who pushed the project through, he believes that this is exactly the wrong kind of development that’s needed for cities like Gloversville to function successfully in the 21st century. In his self-published extended essay, Judge DeSantis chronicles oft-repeated accusations against Wal-Mart centered communities. In addition to the charge that they drive […]
February 7, 2013

Why did I choose the Adirondacks as the setting for Last Stop on Desolation Ridge?

Let’s start with the fact that my father fell in love with the Adirondacks when he spent a year doing an internship at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville circa 1939-40. Having been born in Vienna where he skied and hiked in the Alps, he was pulled to America’s oldest mountain range. After he did his residency in downstate New York and married his Viennese sweetheart, he came back to Fulton County to the village of Northville to take over the practice of a doctor who was serving in the military––post Pearl Harbor. When the doctor’s tour of duty was up, my parents moved into Gloversville where my father began his own practice. Despite offers to move elsewhere, my father […]
December 2, 2012

Where is The Last Stop on Desolation Ridge?

Identify the location of the photo posted on the Last Stop on Desolation Ridge page on my website and win a free autographed copy when the book is released. Hint: The location, which is the inspiration for the title of my third novel, is in the Adirondack Park. Last Stop on Desolation Ridge takes place in the Adirondacks and in my home town of Gloversville, New York. Like The Expendable Man and Making the Grade, Last Stop is a page-turner. The Last Stop on Desolation Ridge –– a suspense thriller — is in the final editing stage.  Watch for its release around the first of the year.