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Nice Things Said

   "To call it a page-turner 
    the reader is unwilling to 
    put down is to overuse a
    clichéd image, yet it 
    faithfully describes my 
    reaction to the story."
    --- Brenda Russell

   ". . . Strike Terror is a
    continuing crescendo to the 
    last word on the last page 
    of the book."

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. . . the bullet shattered the light globe.

The woman stopped, turning to watch tumbling shards of glass, randomly reflecting the sun's rays.

She wasn't frightened, only puzzled. Alertness accented the delicate structure of the chin, nose and brow. The large bright brown eyes overflowed with questions.

"Get down!" I yelled, lunging toward her.

She turned further, toward the source of my words. When she saw me charging, a touch of fear interfered with puzzlement. The second round pummeled the air. Its scream ended abruptly in a sullen thunk.

It was as if someone had yanked her hair, hard, dragging the body after it. For an instant, the fine features seem to swell grotesquely. Then they became pinched, the eyes dull and sunken, as a cone of bone and blood and pinkish tissue erupted from her head.

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Strike Terror
by Bob McElwain
ISBN-10: 0-9723737-5-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-9723737-5-3

About this Book

When a sniper kills the lovely woman Nick is walking behind, he can't restrain himself. He tries for the shooter. Bare handed. Even though he fails, it's headline news. Kate wants a follow up story. Nick isn't interested.

The attack proves to be the work of domestic terrorists. And they want Nick dead, for he can identify the sniper. In his efforts to survive, he becomes irrevocably linked with Kate, who is then also slated to die. Their only hope is to uncover the true objectives of this group. And then to thwart them in some way.

Against all odds, they discover exactly what is needed. Records. Irrefutable proof. All of it of incalculable value to anyone seeking more wealth or power.

In this lies a grand dilemma. They must pass this information to someone able to prevent what is planned, and thus save their lives. But who with such power can be trusted to act in the interests of the country, rather than their own?

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About the Author

Bob McElwain, a native of Los Angeles, California, taught mathematics and computer science in secondary schools and colleges there for thirty-two years. Now retired, he lives in Mariposa, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, ten miles west of Yosemite National Park.

Bob has been a fan of fiction since childhood, and is always working on another story. He is the author of Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989) and six other novels available from Foremost Press. He says, "One goal in writing Strike Terror was pace. To me it really moves. I hope you'll agree."

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News Release

Foremost Press Releases Fast-Paced Action Novel

A Complimentary Copy is Available
to Qualified Reviewers

Cedarburg, Wisconsin - Strike Terror, written by Bob McElwain, a native of Los Angeles, California, has been released by Foremost Press under the imprint of Action Tales. A complimentary copy and further information, including a sample review, are available at

About the book: The Peoples Freedom Front, a domestic terrorist group, publicly supports rebels in Latin America. When Nick Broshard and Kate Vanshelt learn of other objectives, they are marked for death. In a desperate struggle to survive, they seek to thwart the group's plans. What they ultimately discover will make headlines worldwide--provided Nick and Kate live long enough to share their findings with those who can act upon them appropriately.

About the author: McElwain seeks to move his stories quickly. But to call Strike Terror fast-paced, may be an understatement. Yet his larger-than-life characters are deftly drawn. And his descriptive narratives of settings demonstrate his knowledge of Los Angeles, and his love affair with this city.

From the publisher: "We expect to do well with this book. It's the first of four titles to be published this year under the imprint of Action Tales," says publisher Mary Holzrichter. "Early indications have been promising. This book may prove to be our most successful release this year."

For further information and/or a complimentary copy for review visit Booksellers can order through distributors from Ingram and Baker & Taylor. Readers can order through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes &
ISBN 0-9723737-5-6, 206 pp, $12.97

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A Review

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Foremost Press Releases Fast-Paced Action Novel

Cedarburg, Wisconsin - Bob McElwain set his novel, Strike Terror, in the time when Gorbachev and perestroika were on the minds of many. But some lived with fear and heavy hearts, dreading a preemptive nuclear strike launched by the Soviet Union.

McElwain opens with snap: ". . . the bullet shattered glass." He then sustains a runaway pace. Yet the settings, characters and actions are vividly and deftly drawn. The characters glow as three dimensional beings, as if one were viewing them in a film. All against the dynamic background of that vast sprawling region that is Los Angeles, California.

The protagonists, Nick Boshard and Kate Vanshelt, find themselves forced to define the objectives, beyond those stated, of a domestic terrorist group that has targeted both of them for death because of what they already know. When they finally discover the structure of this group, and its real objective, they face an awesome dilemma.

Who can be trusted with detailed records of extortion, blackmail, and murder, and the group's plan to take control of the U.S. government? Anyone could use such information to enhance their wealth and power many times over.

They can't release it to Agent Dewitt of the FBI, for he would destroy all named, regardless of circumstances or consequences. And not to Wilson Starr, a powerful, secretive industrialist who controls an international empire. So then who?

How Nick and Kate resolve this dilemma brings an ending that will surprise and startle all.

Strike Terror is a fast-paced, fun read in which the characters seem to lunge up at you from each page. They will linger in memory long after you have finished the book. And the plot may linger as well, for it may be happening right now.

Strike Terror was published by Foremost Press under the imprint of Action Tales. Booksellers can order through distributors from Ingram and Baker & Taylor. Readers can order through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes & ISBN 0-9723737-5-6, 206 pp, $12.97

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