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Award-winning novelist A.A. Freda received high acclaim for his debut novel, Goodbye Rudy Kazoody. In his second novel, A Police Action, Freda delivers a gripping Vietnam era novel about two lost, confused young adults, Samantha Powers and James Coppi. A Police Action has garnered high early praise:
“Well written and historically accurate, A Police Action is a reminder of what the 1960’s were really like, for better or worse.”
“Fluid, beautifully crafted, and emotionally rich. A brilliant intersection of coming-of-age and romance.”
—Manhattan Book Review
“An engrossing tale that moves deftly from the battlefield to the heart.”
—Midwest Book Review
“A spellbinding story with a powerful setting”
About A Police Action: It is love at first sight when nineteen-year old Samantha Powers meets James Coppi at the Country Honky Tonk in Colorado Springs. There are just two problems standing in the way of a storybook ending for Samantha's passion: she is pregnant with someone else's child—and James, a young soldier, is heading for a war in Vietnam. But is there something more to this instant attraction? And what will happen after James is deployed? Will he return home safely, and, if so, will it be for Samantha? For James and Samantha, it seems uncertainty is the only certainty. A moving story that unfolds as James and Sam mature through individual and shared hardships, A Police Action is unforgettable.
A solid and thought-provoking novel, A Police Action is a richly textured tale resplendent with vivid historical detail. In this unique story that blends elements of coming-of-age, romance, and historical fiction, novelist A. A. Freda captures the atmospheric, turbulent late 60s, the heady rush of young love, and the unmistakable restless uncertainty of youth. A powerfully realistic story informed by Freda’s own experience in Vietnam, A Police Action brings to life the spirit and the struggles of the 60s. With its engaging premise, multi-dimensional characters and gripping storyline, A Police Action is an extraordinary tale extraordinarily well told.
A. A. Freda is an award winning author who grew up in New York City and now resides in Easton, CT, a suburb of New York City. A graduate of Bernard Baruch College at the City University in New York, Freda has served as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Freda also served in Vietnam. In addition to writing, in his spare time, Freda enjoys fishing, hiking, climbing and shooting pool. A. A. Freda is also the author of the award-winning Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody.