Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Author Tom Rieber Releases The Nine Irony, Suspenseful Thriller With A Recovering Alcoholic As Hero

Author’s book and personal life demonstrate how anyone can find a new self and a new life in sobriety

Author Tom Rieber has released his latest novel, The Nine Irony. The book is the first in a four part series that will feature Nick Thomas, a recovering alcoholic, as the primary hero of the story.

‘This book was born from a very special place within me,” stated Rieber, “as, much like Nick Thomas, I have found a new self in sobriety. I understand the world in which I live and in which I write.”

Rieber’s primary character, Nick Thomas, is a struggling mystery writer and a recovering alcoholic who lives in a small cottage in Cape Cod. He wears blue jeans, drives an old temperamental MG and listens to the Rolling Stones. He is also the victim of the perfect frame, is caught up in a web of deceit and suddenly ends up wanted for questioning in two gruesome murders.

Rieber’s philosophy mirrors that of his character. “In our society,” stated Mr. Rieber, “there is far too much negativity surrounding the issue of recovery. A great deal of that negativity is unwarranted. I intend to help overcome these undeserved judgments, attitudes and beliefs. I wish to offer a glimmer of hope to those who may suffer still; to offer a hand up. I do this every day in my personal life and I do this within the pages of this book.”

Mr. Rieber has worked as a staff writer and sports columnist for several newspapers in Coastal Connecticut. He has written and published numerous short stories nationally and has won awards on both the local and collegiate levels. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam war. Over twenty years ago he settled into a career in real estate where he stayed and flourished until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Rieber now resides in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, where he is involved in writing groups and hosts story writing workshops for children and young authors. He also volunteers at Brunswick Family Assistance, where he finds fulfillment helping those who are less fortunate. He is a true believer in himself and in others who wish to turn their life around.

Tom Rieber
The Nine Irony
ISBN: 978-1-60743-748-2

Tom Rieber
1648 Deerfield Dr. SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Phone: 910-579-4005
Email: tom.rieber@gmail.com
Web: www.NickThomasMysteries.com