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New Novel Underway








Sam's third novel is in production and will be called, Escaping Mercy. The story is set in the year 2175 and features marine biologist, Dex Holzman who must unravel a mystery holding the key to the survival of the human race. Read below for more information. No release date has been set for Escaping Mercy.

On a severely overcrowded planet, the United States has just become the last government to adopt the controversial euthanasia program known as Mercy. To preserve precious resources, all sick people, by law, are forced into Mercy.


When a giant sea turtle turns up dead on a remote Australian beach glowing bright orange, explorer Dex Holzman becomes intrigued by local legend asserting the orange particles hold miraculous healing power. Dex teams up with Cam Atkinson, a civil rights attorney, whose young son has been diagnosed with a deadly bacterial infection. Together, Dex and Cam must figure out if the mysterious orange particles hold the key to saving her child’s life and solving the world’s most ominous dilemma.


© Samuel R. Polakoff, 2019. All rights reserved

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Sam Is Now A RWISA Author

Sam has been accepted in the Rave Writers International Society of Authors or RWISA. This group represents the most talented indie authors around the world. Check out the RWISA website to discover the hidden gems of the publishing world.

Shaman Is Up For Awards

Shaman, published in September 2019, has been submitted by its publisher for prestigious awards with Writer's Digest Magazine and the National Indie Excellence Awards. The book was entered in both the thriller and science fiction categories. Winners will be announced later this year.

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