Witty New Offbeat and Intricate Thriller, A Sense of Rumor, Published by Outskirts Press

Westminster, CA, July 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published A Sense of Rumor by Max D. Lechtman. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the action and adventure category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/asenseofrumor was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

“A journalist is someone with a great sense of rumor.”

—Joshua Bayne

Things can’t get any worse for investigative journalist Joshua (Josh) Bayne. His wife, Louise, has thrown him out to make room for her tennis-pro boyfriend. Then Josh’s girlfriend, Nina Lloyd, turns up dead in the Seal Beach, California, building where he lives. And the cops? Well, it doesn’t help things when you give them a bogus alibi.

Now, Josh—still semi-famous for uncovering the Orange County bankruptcy mess in the 1990s—must use all of his formidable journalistic skills to break the biggest story of his career. What he finds could blow the whistle on a sinister foreign-antiquities ring; its connections to a resurgent neo-Nazi group operating in Orange County; a recent string of savage murders; and a terrorist plot too terrible to imagine. But only if he can elude the police and live long enough to write the story.

An offbeat, intricate and often hilarious thriller, A Sense of Rumor crackles with the gritty dialogue of newsrooms and precinct houses, of diners and street people, all set amid the Southern California beach cities’ sunshine. Can Josh get the goods on the perps, prove his own innocence to the cops, and straighten out his ramshackle personal life—before it’s too late? Or will his latest story give new meaning to the word “deadline”?

312 pages in length, A Sense of Rumor is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the action and adventure fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, A Sense of Rumor meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, A Sense of Rumor can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432749811

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/asenseofrumor.

About the author:

Max D. Lechtman is Professor Emeritus in Microbiology with experience in the aerospace industry, and his work with germ-warfare defense systems serves as background for this novel. Professor Lechtman and his wife, Dale, live in Southern California.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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