Author Tom Penna Enters Literary Scene With Crime Fiction

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‘Rich Man’s Justice’ talks about justice and taking the law into one’s own hands.

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“Rich Man’s Justice” is a tale about one man who teeters between right and wrong—leading him to play a role that will change his life forever

Author Tom Penna loves writing quirky short stories and poems about living and working in Australian country towns. His first crime fiction, “Rich Man’s Justice,” draws inspiration from Lee Child and David Baldacci, acclaimed novelists in the world of fiction. It is a highly-entertaining, action-packed novel that proves why justice always prevails.

Set in Australia, the novel follows Trent Davis, a Vietnam veteran and retired policeman who operates his own security firm. When he starts to deal in the ‘bad people’ business, he begins to think that the pendulum has swung too far in their favor. He believes these people are flaunting their power with no remorse—and he is going to do something about it.

Tom Roach, on the other hand, is a meek and mild traveling salesman whose family was murdered by a drug dealer ten years ago. Roach is found, headhunted and now becomes the very ghost that provides surveillance for an assault team. Roach needs to decide—is he now a murderer, a vigilante or a social corrector?

Drawn from Penna’s imagination, experiences and research, “Rich Man’s Justice” is a tale about one man who teeters between right and wrong—leading him to play a role that will change his life forever. While the novel directly relates to unrestricted modern crime, it also deals with emotions and decision-making in life.

Penna fuses an Australian story with American culture, aiming to heighten readers’ excitement as they leaf through the pages of the book. With characters that deal with both bizarre and ordinary life circumstances, “Rich Man’s Justice” will give readers a wonderful reading experience.

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About the Author
Tom Penna was born in Elliston, a small farming and fishing village in the West Coast of South Australia. For the past 40 years, he has worked in the rural industry mostly as a livestock agent and auctioneer. He has also self-published six books of short stories and poems, a CD and two children’s color books. “Rich Man’s Justice” is Penna’s first crime novel.

Rich Man’s Justice * by Tom Penna
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Publication Date: March 13, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 242 pages; 9781493136315
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