‘Costs of Liberty’ Shortlisted for 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award

Michael Skeen’s masterfully written political thriller is awarded Honorable Mention under the Commercial Fiction Category

Diamondhead, MS – The author Michael Skeen was a police officer for 32 years. And throughout his time in the force, he was obligated to write down reports on a daily basis. This task required him to write detailed accounts of crimes and misdemeanors. This task enabled him to develop a highly descriptive writing style that helped him on his way to becoming a writer and later creating the Eric Hoffer Book Award nominated book Costs of Liberty.

This masterfully written book is set in a chaotic time for the United States of America. The once greatest country in the world is now an embattled island set against a maelstrom of political and cultural change. The harsh realities of war are made painfully clear to the American nation when an electromagnetic pulse attack is launched by Iran. The attack cripples the electrical infrastructure nationwide. And when a retaliatory nuclear attack fails, America is soon set on the defensive. Soon rival powers such as Russia and China commits acts of aggression against the United States.

The American President T.J Samuels witnesses all this with disbelief. The greatest country in the world is laid low by unexpected events beyond his control. Now he is on the run as the other world powers launch an offensive into the continental United States. With the nation in utter chaos and his army in tatters, will President Samuels be able to rise up to the challenge? Or will he reign as America’s last President?

The author has created a chilling picture of an embattled nation. The book is written in a suspenseful and thrilling manner that shows Skeen’s understanding of political change and their possible outcomes. This keen attention to the political changes and upheavals of the world provide readers with an in-depth look into the fragile world of international politics.

Costs of Liberty is a highly immersive political thriller published by BookVenture Publishing. It is a well-crafted narrative that shows the ever present danger that looms over America every single day.

About the Author

Michael Skeen is a retired police officer and Vietnam veteran. He served as a Police Officer for 32 years and has seen the best and worst that society has to offer. He has a keen interest in Politics and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has a wonderful family and spends most of his time working, coaching his daughter’s softball team and just being a dad.