Baltimore, MD, September 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- American expatriate novelist Mike Tucker announced today the release of 1931, published by Outskirts Press. Tucker’s taut tale of Special Agents taking on the Mafia is a riveting story of Americans in hard times fighting the good fight, without self-pity and without compromise.
Tucker’s Great Depression crime saga is a classic American tale from the second winter of the Great Depression, when the Mafia ran bootlegging with an iron fist and the Special Agents of the Bureau of Investigation fought a bloody, no holds barred war on the streets and shores of the United States.
“The Klan and the Mob are both in the same business in Maryland, the law-purchasing business. Even in hard times, that’s a business making real money in America. You’re right, they’ll want to negotiate. And that’s damn fine. They can negotiate with the Almighty.”
A poignant, unsentimental meditation on crime, justice and race, 1931 is equally a meditation on honor, courage and love.
“Rich man, poor man, when your world falls apart, you’re the same man, alone and hurting like you’ve never hurt before and trying to find a way to carry on.”
Mike Tucker is an internationally known author whose works have sold more than eighty thousand copies worldwide. His first book, Unreported, was a work of poetry published in 1990 and Hell Is Over, his critically acclaimed work of history, was a finalist for the Ben Franklin Award in History in 2005. 1931 is his most recent work and is also receiving much well-deserved praise:
“Point-blank, provocative and raw, a tour de force of narrative, 1931 is Mike Tucker’s best novel, his most unique and compelling work – authentic and compelling.”
- Will Layman, American jazz critic, editor and educator
1931 is available on-line in hardback and Kindle through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 hardback with jacket ISBN: 978-1-4327-9395-1 SRP: $22.95
Kindle Kindle: $9.95
Genre: Literary fiction
About the author:
Born in 1960, Mike Tucker was raised in Japan, Northern England and America. He holds degrees in history and literature and honors in poetry. His apprenticeship as a poet and writer was from 1983-1986 in Washington, D.C. Under fire as a young poet with Spanish counterterrorists in Barcelona in 1981, he was the only author on counterterrorist missions with both Delta Force and SEAL Team 6 commandos after September 11th. He was honored by the United States Naval Academy as a visiting scholar on counterterrorism from 2008-2012. An American Marine infantry veteran, he lives in the Near East, Northern Thailand and Spain.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.1931novel.com and www.outskirtspress.com/1931.
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