TREATMENT: Brand New Fast-Paced Novel of Greed, Politics, and Corruption

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TREATMENT, a new novel by Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Potamkin Auto Group, shows just how fast careers and families were sunk in the tar pits of the Great Recession.

Treatment is a fictional story that shows just how quick careers and families were sunk in the tar pits of the Great Recession.

Up-and-coming advertising executive Richard Park takes a business trip during the 2008-2009 economic recession. What should be a short lark in another state to mix business with pleasure turns into a nightmare that upends his stable life. While in California, a routine traffic stop stalls him, turning out to be anything but routine.

Debut author Ralph H. Perkins narrates his thriller, TREATMENT in a minimal, fast-paced style of a movie script. Filled with sex and commerce, cutthroat advertising and back room political deals, Treatment sings the song of a nation mired in its own economic collapse.

When TREATMENT’S protagonist, Richard, finds himself at the end of his rope, he will be forced to take justice into his own hands. This fast-paced novel of greed, politics, and corruption starts from the climactic ending and works backwards through flashbacks to reveal the sordid problems of Richard's life.

As an upper-middle-class member hit hard by government regulation, Richard seems to embody the tens of thousands of professionals knocked down by the recession, Perkins explains. “He hugs his young son and daughter as he readies himself for a California business trip, and he reassures his wife that his company will not lay him off. Vigorous and cocky, he is high-level advertising personified. Yet in this story we will see how under-performing capitalism and overzealous government, make Richard a victim of a conspiracy built on robbing the livelihoods of hard-working Americans.”

TREATMENT is set against a backdrop of California during the recession, a state driven bankrupt by its pressing financial needs. A place where legislators have begun increasing taxes and fees while scaling back loopholes and tax credit schemes; where law enforcement has become an arm of revenue, issuing tickets and citations with regard to the bottom line, not the needs of justice.

Ralph H. Perkins, has worked in the automotive business for fifteen years, building his expertise in auto sales and marketing. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Potamkin Auto Group, one of the top twenty automotive dealer groups in the nation, with more than fifty dealership rooftop franchises over six states, including Florida and California. He found inspiration to begin drafting Treatment during long business flights leaving from Miami to and from California.

TREATMENT is now available for purchase at &;

GENRE: Fiction/Suspense
PUBLICATION: December 14, 2012
PRICE: Paperback: $10.98; E-Book: $2.99
AUTHOR: Ralph H. Perkins
ISBN: 0615686605
PAGES: 108

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