Sunday, January 8, 2012

P.S.: I'm Innocent by Steve Ruediger

Florida author Steve Ruediger has just published a new thriller, PS: I'm Innocent. which is now available through, Amazon, and hundreds of other sources. It comes in hardcover, softcover, and a Nook edition. It will soon be available for Kindle.

The novel begins on a Southwest Florida beach. As a new employee for the Sanibel Island Environmental Conservancy in Florida, Lizzie Grant thinks she has it made. She is helping to preserve wildlife and working on a Florida beach. Life is finally good – but it won’t stay that way for long.

One night while researching sea turtles on the beach, Lizzie sees illegal aliens being brought ashore by a smuggler. Her accidental observation leads to her being threatened and stalked by the smuggler until he suddenly shows up dead in her apartment, and Lizzie is wanted for his murder.

With the help of a semi-retired Mafia don named Joey, Lizzie tries to uncover evidence to clear her name. She eventually finds out the illegal aliens are being used as slave labor on a farm next to her boyfriend’s wildlife refuge, where he keeps Agnes, a friendly Florida panther, and other large cats, who are not so friendly.

Lizzie becomes a prisoner on the slave labor farm, where her life is in danger. But if she escapes from the farm she could face the electric chair.

Pursued by police and by men who want to kill her, Lizzie is running out of time. Will Lizzie find the strength and courage to fight her way free and prove her innocence?

About the Author

The author, Steve Ruediger, is a retired newspaper reporter who has worked for the Miami Herald, the Tampa Tribune, the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, the Fort Myers News-Press, and the Sanibel Islander.

Just days ago, Steve Ruediger's website,, was set up. It contains excerpts from the novel, information about future novels, and links to purchase the novel.

Talks by Steve Ruediger on Self Publishing in the Internet Age are scheduled for February 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva, Florida; and for March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, Florida. Both talks will be followed by book signings.

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