Crime thriller author Steven Stewart returns to the publishing scene with ‘To Kill a Public Crook’

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In this novel, an ex-Army pilot finds himself turned into a trained assassin set to alter American political history

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From the author of “Who Shot the Man in the Black Coat?” comes another novel that combines technology, action, drama, sex, love and suspense.

Steven Stewart’s “To Kill a Public Crook” (published by Archway Publishing) tells the story of a wounded army combat pilot, Charley Dakota, who has been reprogrammed by doctors at the VA hospital for his new role as a “classified programmable soldier (cps), code name, Viper. When activated, the microchip in his brain enables the “assignment” to his next mission — to exterminate another public crook. This time, a bad senator.

Meanwhile, detectives Scott Blade and his fiancée Coraline Steele, together with FBI special agent Tomaso Girardi, head a task force to understand how the assassin kills without a trace. They discover the weapon to be a flying gun platform, a drone. Now they must follow the drone home, back to the dark space that conceals the Viper.

“To Kill a Public Crook” is an intriguing thriller that highlights conflicts in today’s divided political system and the intellectual gap between the voters and reality. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, the author says, “To think about changing the political system using the ballot box. Our founding fathers gave us a way to protect our constitution. Our law gives the citizens the right to remove unwanted politicians with a simple majority vote. On the dark side, the scenario in this story could easily become a recipe to remove undesirables by force.”

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To Kill a Public Crook
By Steven Stewart
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781665729512
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781665729529
E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781665729536
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Steven Stewart is a U.S. Navy veteran. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in many movies and TV shows. As a graduate of the Citizens on Patrol program at the Palm Springs Police Academy and a licensed pilot, Stewart served as a member of the Palm Springs Police Aero Squadron, involving himself in police procedures. He is also a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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