Peter G. Pollak
Peter G. Pollak has been a journalist, educator and entrepreneur.
His first novel, a political thriller entitled The Expendable Man, appeared in 2011. It was followed by Making the Grade, a police procedural in 2012, a suspense story, Last Stop on Desolation Ridge in 2013 and a second police procedural In the Game in the same year.
His fifth novel, House Divided, another thriller, was published Feb. 2nd, 2015.
He lived in Albany New York for many years and now splits his time between upstate New York and Maryland.
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Alison and Leonard Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their college student daughter is making by joining the radical Students for Palestinian Justice. Neither, however foresees the depth of the danger their daughter faces. House Divided is the story of a war no family should have to fight.
In the Game (A Mystery)
A retired police detective goes after a man he suspects has gotten away with murdering at least two women. Is he overcompensating for having been forced to retire or does he have a genuine case? Jake Barnes won’t rest until the suspected killer is brought to justice or until his body gives out on him.
Last Stop on Desolation Ridge
The photographer thought it was the perfect spot for a sunrise panorama until he heard someone call out for help. Would Desolation Ridge be the last stop for Logan Gifford or the first day of a new life?
Making the Grade
Rookie detective Shannon Lynch is assigned to a major case with two men who seem to resent her having been promoted. Then her past catches up to her in a way she could never have predicted. Is she tough enough to overcome a killer who’s out for revenge as well as colleagues who aren’t sure she can be trusted?
The Expendable Man
What happens when a U.S. businessman gets in the way of an ambitious government official? He becomes the expendable man. Nick Grocchi is on the verge of completing a business deal in Turkmenistan when he is arrested in the middle of the night. Grocchi is innocent, but wait until you find out who set him up and what he has to go through to clear his name and gain his freedom.
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Smashwords book reviews by Peter G. Pollak
- Vermilion Wanted to Go to the Movies
on Sep. 24, 2011
A period piece, but not really a short story. Nothing "happens". It reads like it's part of a novel, as if the reader already has some information about the characters.
Otherwise this sentence doesn't make sense: "Because they had become friends before Jake won his first big case, Peter had been happy to ride in the Packard and was happy still to share Jake’s cheap wine now that he had started taking his wages however he could get them, the heady days of $5.00 an hour wages gone, along with the car and Manhattan address."
One typo: "Pease" should be "Please".
- Opal Rain
on July 28, 2013
Crystal requested people review her "book." Crystal is to be commended for trying to write a book––although 15,000 words is novella or long short story––not a book. She's not ready to be an author, however. She needs to do more reading of good literature and spend more time learning the rules of English grammar. In the first two paragraphs of this story I found the following grammatical mistakes: commas used instead of periods, run-on sentences, missing periods at the end of sentences, a missing preposition, and incorrect word use (past when she meant passed). But the grammatical mistakes are just the beginning of the problems with this "book". Opal Rain is a child's horror story which takes place in an incompletely formed world. It is imitative and juvenile. If Crystal is smart, she will withdraw this book from the marketplace and try again in two or five years when she's ready to write something that meets today's standards for y.a. writing.