Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Last Bartender now available as a Kindle e-book.

My fifth novel, The Last Bartender, is now available as a Kindle e-book. I'm still having some difficulties with the cover image (it's white on white), but you'll get the idea. Here's the snapshot synopsis:

Set in the near future, The Last Bartender follows Justin Gardiner, a highly-decorated Operation Enduring Freedom sniper who returns home to work as a bartender.
Just a few years into his new career, rising healthcare costs and other political factors lead to a new prohibition on alcohol — all bars are closed, retail alcohol sales are halted and criminalized and Justin finds himself out of work. Soon afterwards, Justin and his barroom cohorts buy a rundown Catskill resort and set up an ambitious bootlegging operation, supplying keg beer to the New York City area.  
Events start rapidly spiraling out of control as the Drug Enforcement Agency closes its net and the mob aggressively moves in on the moneymaking operation, leaving Justin and his friends caught in the crossfire of the opposing forces.
I think the story will appeal to fans of The Third Revolution, as it's an oppressive government action (a second alcohol Prohibition ) that triggers the main storyline. Also, if you've got a passing interest in homebrewing, cannabis-infused beer, or rundown Catskill resorts, well, be sure to check it out. And I think that gun-culture fans will find a lot to like here. I'm making it available for only 99¢ for the time being to try to generate some chatter. Hope you enjoy it...

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