Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"The Permit" — One-Day $0.99 Sale in Honor of Erik Scott's Birthday

This $0.99 sale is now only available on Amazon, and will disappear within the next few hours. (Takes Amazon up to 12 hrs. to make a price change.)

Please consider writing a review on Amazon, if you like this tale about senseless tragedy and the high-tech means of dispensing justice by Checkmate, a "black ops" counterterrorism team.



Contact: Lisa Mayo-DeRiso
                Mayo & Associates
                                                                                                                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 The Permit on Sale for $0.99 in
Celebration of Erik Scott’s Birthday
Techno-Thriller inspired by the real-life murder of author’s son,
 Erik Scott, by Las Vegas Police
LAS VEGAS (April 22, 2013) – For one-day only, The Permit is on sale Tuesday, April 23, 2013, for 99-cents in celebration of Erik B. Scott’s birthday. The Permit is a compelling techno-thriller novel based on the real-world murder of Erik Scott, who was gunned down by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers in front of a suburban Costco store in July 2010. Had he lived, Erik would have been 41 years old tomorrow.
To order a copy of The Permit as a 99-cent e-book, visit Amazon ( or Smashwords, Smashwords customers should insert this Coupon Code, JJ62C (caps), during checkout.
“To honor my son, Erik, on his birthday, we’re offering The Permit to readers with a 99-cent, one-day sale,” said William B. Scott, bestselling author and Erik Scott’s father.  “Reader response to the e-book has been great. We also plan to have The Permit in hardcopy print by the end of this summer.”
The Permit recounts a dramatic “black operation” that launches in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Department of Homeland Security intelligence agents identify a new, incredibly dangerous terrorist ‘sleeper cell.’ This group constitutes the most serious domestic-terrorism threat to national security the U.S. has faced since nine-eleven. In the past decade, it has killed more Americans than al Qaeda murdered on nine-eleven. These terrorists are deeply entrenched in our society. They look like us, talk like us, live in our neighborhoods and, for the most part, pass for respected citizens. But they are killing thousands of Americans throughout this great country—and becoming more militant and powerful every day. Their code name is INDIGO. Checkmate, a covert counterterrorism  team, has the advanced-technology weapons and agents to neutralize INDIGO, but very little time to do so. If Checkmate fails, America will erupt in armed rebellion.
Why fiction? “When it became apparent that the traditional ‘legal’ process was failing my family,” Scott explained, “I turned to an effective asymmetric-warfare vehicle for revealing truth: entertainment. A story that blended fact and fiction would expose the Las Vegas Cartel of Corruption by showcasing its brutal methods and warped, venal objectives. It’s a proven tool called ‘Justice through Fiction.’”
The Permit launches a series of techno-thriller novels built on a unique theme: “Fiction as a Legal Weapon.”    
The Permit is available now as an e-book at,
About William B. Scott
William B. (Bill) Scott is a full-time author. A former flight test engineer and aerospace journalist, he retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. He and his wife live in Colorado Springs, writing and developing the “Fiction as a Legal Weapon” brand of techno-thrillers derived from a premise established in The Permit.