The Hornbrook Prophecy by Robert V. Wickes Slated for National Release in August

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Crystal Dreams Publishing, a division of Multi-Media Publications, Inc. will release The Hornbrook Prophecy on August 1, 2010

Crystal Dreams Publishing, a division of Multi-Media Publications, Inc., announces the upcoming release of The Hornbrook Prophecy by Robert V. Wickes. The Hornbrook Prophecy (ISBN: 978-1-591463-42-9, Trade Paper, 360 pages, $18.95) will be available wherever fine books are sold on August 1, 2010.

An intense political thriller, The Hornbrook Prophecy poses an all-too-plausible question: What would happen if the US government suddenly went bankrupt? Protagonist Henley Hornbrook, an independent US Senator from Washington, fights against unscrupulous President Winston Dillard until a nationwide tax revolt threatens to plunge the country into chaos. As tensions escalate, the power-hungry President blames Hornbrook for the national crisis. Hornbrook, his aide, former Special Forces Major Eagle McCall, and their neighbors soon find the sanctuary of their quiet rural valley homes shattered, and their very lives at risk, at the hands of an angry, violent, mob army.

A panicked President Dillard escalates the calamity with desperate executive orders, pushing the teetering democracy to the brink of collapse. But when a dramatic bipartisan twist thrusts him suddenly and reluctantly into the White House, Hornbrook unveils a stunning plan that will forever change the nation and preserve its destiny.

In this taut, tense, uncompromising novel of suspense, author Robert V. Wickes deftly blurs the lines between fiction and reality leaving readers to wonder whether The Hornbrook Prophecy is fiction, or prediction. From its ominous Prologue set in ancient Rome to the shocking final scenes in the nation's capital, The Hornbrook Prophecy reveals an uncomfortably and terrifyingly-real plot that will leave readers captivated until the final, explosive pages.

Robert V. Wickes, O.D. is an optometric physician in private practice in rural Washington state. Active in state and local politics since 1996, Wickes writes a regional political newsletter and is a frequent contributing columnist for The Daily World. His essay, "Saving Private America" was published in The Sentinel for the US Army. Wickes is also the author of The Myth American Pageant: How Government and Politics Really Affect the Ordinary Joe. The Hornbrook Prophecy is his first novel. Visit the author on the web at: http://www.RobertWickes.com.

Multi-Media Publications Inc. is a leading independent publisher of high quality books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVDs, and interactive learning solutions. Since 1998, Multi-Media Publications has established itself as a pioneer in digital content delivery. Crystal Dreams Publishing, an imprint of Multi-Media Publications, focuses on fiction and general adult non-fiction. Based in Canada, Multi-Media publications maintains inventory in warehouses in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Nashville, Tennessee, Oshawa, Ontario and Milton Keynes, just outside of London. Titles from Multi-Media Publications are distributed to the US Book trade through such wholesalers as: Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, NACSCORP, Quality Books, Unique Books, and others.

Members of the news media wishing to request more information about author Robert V. Wickes or The Hornbrook Prophecy are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875.

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