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Pollak publishes third novel

Monday, April 29, 2013 - Updated: 9:34 PM

LAKE PLEASANT - How would you feel if you woke up in a hospital with no memory of who you are or how you got there, only to find out someone had tried to kill you...and they're still out there?

Set in 2003, "Last Stop on Desolation Ridge" is the third self-published novel by Peter G. Pollak, a summer resident here. "Last Stop" takes place in Gloversville and the Adirondacks.

Pollak's first novel, "The Expendable Man" (2011), a political thriller, involves a business executive framed by a powerful political figure. His second, "Making the Grade" (2012), which features a rookie, female police detective, takes place in Albany.

The Northville native is a 1961 graduate of Gloversville High School.

Pollak began writing fiction after retiring from readMedia,Inc. ( the company he founded (as Empire Information Services) in 1985. He is chairman of readMedia's board of directors.

He also serves as managing partner, publisher and editor of The Empire Page (, a website that helps people stay on top of the news about NYS government and politics.

The prologue to "Last Stop" can be read free on Pollak's website at

E-book versions are available for the Kindle, Nook and iPad; print copies will soon be available at local bookstores as well as from Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites.


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