BOOK REVIEW: A novel way to display what PR pros do

If you're not in the mood for another dry, how-to book about best practices, try Sins of the Father, loosely based on the author's experiences as a public information officer in the US Air Force during the Balkans conflict of the early 90s. It's an adventure about a female officer who becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse with disgruntled Muslim Serbs in Zagreb.

If you're not in the mood for another dry, how-to book about best practices, try Sins of the Father, loosely based on the author's experiences as a public information officer in the US Air Force during the Balkans conflict of the early 90s. It's an adventure about a female officer who becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse with disgruntled Muslim Serbs in Zagreb.

Stationed in a far off land during the holidays, Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Anderson reacts to a plane crash of high-ranking military officials and corporate CEOs, reminiscent of US commerce secretary Ron Brown's real-life accident in 1996. PR people never expect to be the center of the crisis, but Anderson finds herself there, struggling with her personal beliefs and the military objective. If you can muddle through unrealistic dialogue and pontificating, you'll encounter the inner workings of a crisis situation gone haywire. And, if you felt your last run-in with the media was bad, you'll gladly root for Anderson as she requisitions an automatic handgun and dons her flak jacket to fight for freedom. ----- Title Sins of the Fathers Author Virginia Kreimeyer Publisher iUniverse, 160 pages Reviewed by Mark Hazlin

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