The Midwest Book Review “Unreservedly” Recommends The Apprentice

Synopsis: Tish Woodward is a rookie newspaper reporter covering City Hall for the Washington Post-Examiner when she is suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. She rides a wave of success investigating a horrific crime while always fearing her sudden rise is just dumb luck. She dreads the world will wake up and realize she lacks the depth and experience to now take on President-Elect Derrick Templeton, a billionaire oil and real estate baron with no political experience.

Tish navigates the labyrinth of Washington’s political world getting ever closer to the truth, yet she doesn’t know whom to trust. This is Washington, of course, where motives are always suspect and allegiances change like the weather — all in pursuit of raw power. She has taken on the most powerful and vengeful man who has ever occupied the White House — and he now has his sights set on her.

Critique: Another deftly crafted and inherently engaging read by an author with a genuine flair for originality combined with narrative storytelling, “The Apprentice” by novelist Rick Pullen is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Suspense/Thriller fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “The Apprentice” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $2.99).


ThrillerFest, July 2018

Sitting on a panel Friday the 13th (hmm???) at ThrillerFest in NYC. Discussing pitching agents. The story of how I got mine involves my friend Mary Buckham from Seattle and the Virginia Romance Writers Association. I’ll have to ask for extra time on the panel to explain. My novels Naked Ambition and The Apprentice, will be on sale in the book store. I’ll be signing them Friday morning.

Looking forward to seeing many old friends and making new ones. Will also take in a little of NYC while I’m there. If you love thrillers, you should be at ThrillerFest. It’s for writers and fans.

BookTrib Asks Me to be First Author Interviewed for Inaugural Virtual Coffee Q&A

BookTrib asked if they could interview me for their first Virtual Coffee conversation. (You think I’d turn them down?) We chatted about my new novel, The Apprentice, which mirrors today’s Washington (but a lot more interesting and from a young woman’s point of view). My idea was to create an ongoing serial. Part One of The Apprentice is set for Dec. 26 release, just in time for Amazon Gift Card purchases.

They asked about what it’s like for a man to write about a female protagonist (I’ve got strong women in my life), and one who is a generation younger. I think you’ll find this a fun read–a lot more entertaining than what is going on in Washington right now.

Oh, and here’s the First Review of THE APPRENTICE. “This book is fast paced and holds true to being truly thrilling. Follow Trish as she realizes she’s in over her head and has nowhere to turn for help.”