December 30, 2015

Year-End Report on my Fiction.

As 2015 closes, you may be interested in where things stand with regard to my fiction. Amazon is the measure of how well each of my books is doing, although they are also for sale in half a dozen bookstores in upstate New York and on Barnes & Noble, iTune and Kozo websites. Here are my Amazon numbers: House Divided, which was introduced at the end of January 205, has received 22 reviews, earning an average 4.5 stars. It is ranked #1,210 in the Kindle terrorism category. The book with the highest review average is my suspense novel, Last Stop on Desolation Ridge. Reviewers found it worth 4.8 stars. The Expendable Man, my first novel, has received the most reviews […]
August 19, 2013

Last Stop Receives 5-Star Review

Terri Lynn Merritts gave Last Stop on Desolation Ridge a 5-star rating on Goodreads.  Here’s her review: “This is another excellent action/thriller book by Peter Pollak. The author gave me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I loved it! “Logan Gifford has caught on to the shady dealers of the people he works with at Tekram Corporation and they shove him into a shady private mental institution where he is kept in solitary confinement, kept literally in the dark, and left malnourished. They finally decide to kill him by taking him out to Desolation Ridge and shoving him off a cliff thinking he will be injured and die alone where no one goes, especially with his […]
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 […]
January 27, 2013

The Prologue from Last Stop on Desolation Ridge

Last Stop on Desolation Ridge   A NOVEL by Peter G. Pollak    Copyright © 2013 Peter G. Pollak All Rights Reserved ISBN: 0985036621 ISBN-13: 9780985036621   Prologue (October 27, 2003)   “I won’t do it,” Logan Gifford, Tekram Corp’s Comptroller, said emphatically. He stood up and started to walk out of the conference room. But before he reached the door, two of Security Chief Everett Lipton’s men grabbed Logan and forced him back into his seat. “Wrong answer,” Lipton said. “Take your hands off me,” Logan yelled, squirming to get out of their grip. “Hold him still,” Lipton said. One of the men put Logan in a headlock. Ignoring his screams, Lipton took a syringe off the table and […]
January 16, 2013

Is this a book you’d like to read?

Read this description of my forthcoming novel, <em>Last Stop on Desolation Ridge</em>, and tell me if it sounds like a book you’d like to read enough to spend $10 for a paperback or $3 for a digital copy: After a meek corporate finance officer is coerced by his boss and a coporate Congressman into confessing to having defrauded the federal government, he is hidden away in a mental hospital in upstate New York until circumstances give him a long-shot chance to save himself and start life anew. If you review books for a paid circulation publication, contact me for an advanced copy.
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.