Houston, Tex. (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
In his debut novel, "Last Stand at Bitter Creek," freelance writer and journalist Tom Rizzo delivers fans of westerns, action-adventure literature and historical fiction an intriguing tale of conspiracy and redemption set in the days following the Civil War. The book takes readers from the bloody battlefields of the old South to a dramatic conclusion in the snow-capped mountains of Wyoming.
Published in paperback and as an eBook, Rizzo’s novel is gaining favorable reviews, including one by award-winning author and historian Troy D. Smith, who said, "Rizzo has produced a real page-turner. This book is equal parts Bourne Conspiracy, National Treasure, the 1990s Robert Urich western series The Lazarus Man, and old-fashioned Louis L'Amour adventure yarn. And it works."
The drama centers on Grant Bonner, a battle-weary Union spy who reluctantly agrees to one last mission, which puts him in the crosshairs of a rogue, power hungry Union Army commander, who masterminds a cold-blooded massacre, a gold heist and the theft of a priceless historical document.
Bonner, whose mission is compromised, narrowly escapes with his life, and in the twists and turns finds himself the target of an unrelenting manhunt. Three strong, independent women figure into the plot as they aid Bonner in his long, treacherous journey for justice and redemption.
As a freelancer, Rizzo has written magazine articles, pursuing his passion for researching and writing about 19th century American history. An article he wrote about the first train robbery in the U.S. inspired him to write Last Stand at Bitter Creek.
“In writing 'Last Stand at Bitter Creek,' I set out to create an entertaining story with fast-paced, unpredictable action, while immersing readers in a fascinating and pivotal time in American history, filled with characters and events that shaped the spirit and growth of our nation,” Rizzo said.
"Last Stand at Bitter Creek" is available in paperback and as an eBook at Amazon and in paperback at Barnes & Noble. For more information and an excerpt from the book, visit http://www.tomrizzo.com and see a video trailer about the book.
About Tom Rizzo
Tom Rizzo began his writing career in radio and television news and served as a correspondent for The Associated Press. He has written marketing, advertising and website copy, conducted workshops on communication skills and authored Speaking With Impact, a book on sales communication.
Rizzo grew up in central Ohio, lived in Great Britain for several years and now resides in Houston.