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 […]
March 7, 2015

Reviews extol House Divided; E-sale ends March 13

Four and five-star reviews of Peter Pollak’s thriller House Divided are pouring in to Amazon and Goodreads’ websites. Aly writes: “I was intrigued by the unique flow of the story. It was a well-written plot. The characters seem to come alive for me. This book was very good and I’m glad I gave it a shot.” E.M. writes: “Mr. Pollak certainly knows how to craft a thriller. This book is hard to put down and reminds us of our vulnerabilities to terrorism. Great read.” Classy writes: “Mr. Pollak’s handling of the extremist characters was realistic without being overly drawn. The young protagonist was true to that age group.” Jack writes: “This is a very good read for anyone looking for […]
January 8, 2015

House Divided Preview Available

House Divided, my 90,000-word thriller, will not be available until February 2nd, but you can preview the book and read the first three chapters at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1162232. Then, if you own a Kindle or read books on your PC or iPad using the Kindle app, you can pre-order a copy of House Divided at http://www.amazon.com/House-Divided-Peter-Pollak-ebook/dp/B00R3SQEQQ/. What My Editor Said About House Divided Here’s what the woman who did the final edit on House Divided wrote after she’d finished the book: “I must say that you tell one terrific story. I really enjoyed reading it. Your use of dialogue to tell the majority of the story still amazes me. You also did a great job with characterization, plot, the outcome, and the […]
December 21, 2014

Press Release introducing House Divided, my forthcoming thriller

ELKRIDGE, MD – December 17, 2014 – House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s 88,000-word fifth thriller, is now available for pre-order purchase on Amazon.com. Although fiction, this novel paints a very real picture of the devastating impact that the Palestinian-Israeli war could bring to America’s shores. “House Divided depicts my genuine concern about terrorists using naïve young people to achieve their goal of destroying Israel,” said Pollak. “It also shows how families can be torn asunder in a world where truth can be hard to come by.” House Divided will become available in print and e-book format February 2, 2015. About the Novel In House Divided, Alison and Leonard Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their  college student daughter is […]
November 4, 2013

Introducing Retired Albany Police Detective Jake Barnes and my 4th novel, In the Game

It’s 1999. Robert “Jake” Barnes has been forced to retire as detective on the Albany (NY) Police Department due to health issues only months after his wife died of cancer. Rather than work in his garden or take up golf, however, Jake still yearns to be a useful member of society. Then, the name of a local dentist appears in a newspaper story about the death of a young professional woman on a singles group trip––the same man whose name had come up twice before in connection with the deaths of women he’d been dating. Although Jake’s daughter is concerned that he’ll jeopardize his health, he decides to get back into the game and begins to work the case. Given […]
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 […]