LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK EVENT: The Devil’s Pipeline by Michael J. Fitzgerald
Join the San Francisco celebration for journalist and columnist Michael J. Fitzgerald’s novel,The Devil’s Pipeline, the newest installment in his anti-fracking series, .
The Devil’s Pipeline is the third eco-thriller novel in the series. It follows The Fracking War (2014) and Fracking Justice (2015). In the novel, a mega-energy conglomerate collides with a pacifist farm community in a quiet corner of Iowa where the community’s founder and his family have been seeking solitude and tranquility since witnessing the famous Kent State University massacre in 1970. As the company pushes a huge pipeline directly through their farm, the pacifists eventually push back. A tragic skirmish kicks off a rollercoaster of explosive confrontations at the farm, in courtrooms and across a wide political and industrial landscape from Washington D.C. to California. Chronicling the tragedy and misdeeds is Jack Stafford, editor of The Clarion Newspaper Syndicate and his staff of ardent environmentalists with a long history of uncovering misdeeds by energy companies, secrets it want to keep hidden from the public. Eventually the investigative journalists discover the pipeline is not what it seems, opening the door on a closet of nasty secrets buried for decades by the CEO of the energy corporation.
Michael J. Fitzgerald is journalist and columnist for a daily newspaper in New York. He has been writing about the environment and politics for decades. A former reporter and editor with six daily newspapers in California and a retired journalism professor, Fitzgerald currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.