A Yankee “007” and an Aging “Clark Kent” in a Timely Thriller
An investigative reporter for a statewide newspaper connects the dots on an interstate jewel fencing scheme which leads to the capitol city mayor’s door, and implicates a would-be governor. The reporter, a Vietnam vet whose keeps his black ops background under wraps, is attacked by rogue cops, who also threaten his daughter and his girlfriend. His USMC training, unknown to his assailants, saves him from serious injury, but danger on the national scene draws his attention. With a former United States Senator who shares his concern for the unstable new administration in Washington, the reporter finds himself in the midst of a plot to return the federal government to stability, but by means that shock him to the core. A political thriller born of our current national turmoil, this first novel by a seasoned journalist will leave the reader with wide eyes and a quickened heartbeat.
"Pressing Freedom is a creative masterpiece! A hold-your-breath thriller within a thriller. Each fascinating character is so well-described their personalities jump off the pages and into your psyche. Roger Armbrust’s unique and well-crafted prose seemlessly flows into poetry and back so naturally one marvels at his gift. Part of me didn’t want to put it down, and another part wanted to slowly soak in every word and sentence. I won’t spoil the story, but be prepared for a thrill around every corner, and in the end to be literally blown away.”
—Webb Hubbell, author of Ginger Snaps,When Men Betray, and A Game of Inches.
Hardback • $22.95 • 978-1-62491-125-5
240 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $12.99 • 978-1-62491-126-2
Roger Armbrust was national news editor of Back Stage and taught a professional writing course at New York University. His poems have appeared in New York Quarterly, Chelsea, Icarus, and Delaware Poetry Review. His books of poetry and short fiction include How to Survive (August House) and Oh, Touch Me There (Parkhurst Brothers). He now lives in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, where he edits World Law and other e-zines
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