Chicago's Bryan W. Alaspa releases new novel, Dust

CHICAGO—Bryan W. Alaspa, the author of novels The Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang and The Vanished Child, releases his latest work titled Dust. He once again reaches into the crime, action and drama genres to bring an explosive story of secrets and the devastating effects such secrets can have when they are suddenly revealed. Alaspa has worked in conjunction with online publisher Lulu (, the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books to finally bring Dust to print.

Dust tells the story of a small town in Illinois. Over the course of a single day, the secrets the town has been hiding for years are revealed. What follows is a tragedy with pulse-pounding tension and action that builds to an explosive climax. It is a story that involves murder, mayhem, betrayal and tragedy as one town becomes the victim of long-buried secrets. Even the smallest towns can carry the biggest secrets.

Bryan Alaspa wrote Dust in 2003, and the book had only previously been available as a downloadable eBook. He came to Lulu because he wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu’s print-on-demand tools to be fast, easy and, most importantly, free. Dust is available for purchase at as well as through

“This is by far the most powerful and intense story I have ever written,” said Bryan Alaspa. “I wrote this story in a kind of spirit. It would not let me go. I hope that this happens to the reader as well and that the story leaves them breathless and wanting more at the end.”

From the Sept. 6-12, 2006, issue

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