With the holidays right around the corner, Lance Ryskamp, President of LM Publications, LLC, thinks his self-published novel, Price of Justice, is the perfect gift for the book reader on your Christmas list. The novel is available for sale at the company’s website, http://www.lmpublications.com
Price of Justice is a “prequel” to Ryskamp’s 2004 novel, Political Season, and features many of the characters from the first book. The novel follows the politics and intrigue of a fictitious Supreme Court nomination fight. “As I was trying to decide what to write after finishing Political Season, I decided to focus my next novel on an event that is alluded to briefly in the beginning of that story,” Ryskamp said. “It allowed me to work again with several of the main characters from my first book, which I liked.”
At the center of Price of Justice is Professor Ryan Turner, who is nominated by his former law school classmate, President Jackson McCoy, to become the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. However, Turner’s brilliant legal career and controversial personal life soon become political fodder for the President’s enemies, especially Senate Majority Leader Allen Daniels. “The story features a combustible mix of money and single-minded political groups, each of whom try to use the Turner nomination to raise their own profile,” Ryskamp stated. “With our current political system drowning in special interest money and the twenty-four hour news cycle of today’s media, I feel Price of Justice is very topical and I hope the readers enjoy it.”
Ryskamp is a Highland resident, as well as a lawyer, lobbyist and former elected official. His political career includes service on the Highland Town Council, the Lake County Council, as well as over twenty-five years of experience working on state and local political campaigns. Currently, his primary focus is as a writer and developing his company, LM Publications, LLC, which he formed in 2009. “I have enjoyed a very exciting career and have met a lot of interesting people over the years,” Ryskamp said. “While my novels are definitely fiction, my background has helped me tremendously in coming up with story and character ideas.”
Price of Justice is published through iUniverse and can be purchased at www.lmpublications.com for $19.99, plus shipping and sales tax.
The website, which contains links to the company’s Amazon used book storefront, also features Ryskamp’s first novel, Political Season, for sale as well. Political Season can be purchased for $16.99, plus shipping and sales tax.