Retired Wyoming Journalist Pens Sequel to First Novel

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Mary Anne Ackatz pens the story of Gabriel Russell as he is in a desperate race to find his son, Jeremiah, defeat his captors and find a place to call home

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Retired photojournalist Mary Anne Ackatz has penned a sequel to her first book, To The Ends Of The Earth, that continues to follow the unfolding story of Gabriel Russell, a genius who possesses the Imitator Intelligence. The book picks up where the first book leaves off.

In this sequel, titled The Imitator Comes Home, Gabriel and Amanda assume control of the day-to-day operations of her family's corporation known as Axis, following the death of much of the leadership of the company. With them in control, legitimate and legal work is being done to help others. They work together with the people who had worked there for many years to create products that are marketed to aerospace businesses as well as creating software programs that can be marketed to various businesses across the globe. There are also advances in the medical machinery field. The research done at Axis now was only for benefitting mankind. None of the information would be offered for bad purposes ever again.

In The Imitator Comes Home, Ackatz tells the continuing saga of Gabriel Russell. Gabriel and Amanda are just beginning their married life together, and try to keep Amanda’s family’s corporation, Axis, in the black. However, trouble is on its way once more. A man from their past orders their son, Jeremiah, be kidnapped and held in an attempt to force Gabriel to use his Imitator Intelligence for their own evil plans.

Gabriel and his family and friends are in a desperate race to find Jeremiah before harm can befall him. Gabriel is abducted from a friend’s house just after he rescues his son. He is injured and loses his memory and eyesight.

Now the Russell family begins their search for Gabriel. Along the way, Amanda and the children learn much about the man they love, and what he has done for others in his years away from Axis. Will they locate Gabriel and save him from further harm at the hands of his captors? Will Amanda and the children be safe? Will Gabriel finally find a place to call home?

An entertaining suspense fiction that follows Gabriel’s dangerous adventures in his quest to find and save his son as well as to find that elusive peace and solace in a place he can truly call home, The Imitator Comes Home is a brilliantly written novel by Ackatz that readers can’t afford to miss.

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About the Author
Mary Anne Ackatz is a retired photojournalist who worked more than twenty years in the newspaper industry in Wyoming and Idaho. She has won state honors in Wyoming for her articles and photography. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She married in 2001 and retired from the newspaper industry in 2002. She has been working as a substitute teacher for two school districts in southeast Wyoming since that time as well as being a housewife. Mary Anne is a former emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter in various small communities in Wyoming. She has also served her communities on boards and in organizations wherever she has lived. Born and raised in Wyoming, she has a lifelong passion for writing and has been writing short stories and poetry since she was very young. She and her husband live in Burns, Wyoming. This is her second book published by Xlibris and is a sequel to her first book, To the Ends of the Earth.

The Imitator Comes Home * by Mary Anne Ackatz
Publication Date: July 9, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 148 pages; 978-1-4771-3319-4
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