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New Book Release-Against the Current, by Author Brian L. MacLearn

Against the Current, by Brian L. MacLearn answers the question: What if ‘the bully’ is still in your life after twenty-five years? - It’s time to fight back!


Waverly, IA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/26/2014 --Brian L. MacLearn’s, Against the Current explores the evil behind the need to manipulate others, and the inner strength of goodness that compels some of us to stand up to that evil.

Four years of planning for his freedom, and one heroic moment, sets off a ticking time bomb of massive destruction in the quiet town of Mt. Clarkton, Iowa. With the help of a a kindred spirit, Jeff Peyton is forced to play one last winner-take-all game against master manipulator, Matt Sinclair. Jeff needs to win this game, not only for his own survival, but to protect everyone he loves.

Evil comes in many forms and wears many faces. The power hungry manipulator will stop at nothing to keep his power, and to keep his golden ticket from rising up against him. The victim is in some ways as calculating as the bully, and willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of others. What begins as a story of constant abuse and the struggle to break free, turns into a psychological suspense thriller where not all is what it seems.

About Brian MacLearn
Brian MacLearn is the author of "Our Heart" and "Remember Me." He is currently working on his next novel, "Isolation." "Remember Me" was a 2012 Reader's Favorite bronze medalist in Science Fiction/ Romance. "Our Heart" was a 2011 Reader's Favorite Finalist in Fiction/Drama. "Against the Current" was a silver medalist in the 2013 Reader's Favorite contest under Fiction/Suspense. Brian lives in Iowa and he has also had works of poetry published and written a numerous song lyrics.

Keywords: Bullying, Abuse, Responsibility, Love, Survival, Thriller, Suspense, Perseverance, Drama, Hope

The ebook version of Against the Current, ISBN 9781622875979, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 170 page paperback version, ISBN 9781622875955 and hardcover ISBN 9781622875962, are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.