Roger Conlon Examines Battle between Citizen, State in New Book

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Work of fiction set in real life dimension sees people ask for change through ‘The Wishing Well.’

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Author Roger Conlon returns to the world of fiction literature to share a story about the need to challenge the cosy acceptance of fighting unnecessary wars when countries and states can invest in future generations by making the right choices about how they spend their money now. “The Wishing Well” (published by AuthorHouse UK) follows the battle between the citizen and the all powerful mechanism of the state, industry and government and their tendency to fight wars rather than push for social reconstruction.

The story is about a campaign by three British dissidents to expose the corruption and links with organised crime in this work of fiction. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that the rules of integrity and honesty are being sacrificed on the altar of the profit motive and the drive to attain corporate dominance. The climax of this tale leads readers to conclude that they can live in a nicer world if they can defeat drug trafficking and people smuggling, the profits of which can end up in any company or bank in the world.

“In this fictional story I have tried to redress the balance towards the ordinary man or woman in the street,” Conlon says. “Who will triumph? Read on.”

It is an engaging story as it puts the powerless citizen against the might of the rich establishment. While the citizens are looking to create a more peaceful and equitable world, the priorities of industry and government might not be the same; in the end, there can be only one winner. “The Wishing Well” is a communicative fictional work that entertains and at the same time makes readers ponder on thoughts concerning matters of state.

“The Wishing Well”
By Roger Conlon
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781504945998
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781504946001
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781504946018
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Roger Conlon was born in Edinburgh and went to a Catholic secondary school and attended Aberdeen University to study history. He then worked for the social services department in Aberdeen for 10 years; followed by a 25-year period of employment in the financial services industry. Conlon has lived in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, but moved to the Orkney Islands in January 2015. His main hobbies include reading, writing, cycling and current affairs.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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