Come meet Steve Piacente, author of Pretender on Monday, August 20th at 6:30pm!
A disgraced journalist stumbles on a story that will let him reclaim his career, but redemption comes with a price: he must place his faith in the racist senator he once exposed as a murderer.
Fast-rising star Dan Patragno is thinking Pulitzer until he violates one of journalism’s key tenets and winds up blackballed from the industry. Career shot, marriage in tatters and bills looming, he takes the only job he can find – manager at a local Laundromat.
As Dan struggles to accept his new station, a fateful note arrives from ex-Senator Mac McCauley offering a jailhouse interview. If the story McCauley offers is true, it will rock the political world and open Dan’s path back to the industry he loves
"Former journalist Steve Piacente is the award-winning author of two other novels, Bella and Bootlicker. Steve is also a certified life coach, a media and presentation trainer, and an associate professor at American University. After journalism, he spent ten years as a speechwriter and communications manager in the federal government. Steve holds a Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University."