Halvey’s tells the story of seven pins boys’ unexpected journey of the emergence of new heroes, or are they simply a gang of moral thugs?

San Diego, California, USA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Heroes are ordinary people, just as the seven pin boys who made themselves extraordinary.

“The Kingpins of Riverbend” (Newman Springs Publishing; 2020) by Richard Halvey will be featured at the 2022 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 23-24, 2022, at the University of Southern California campus, Los Angeles, CA.

This book tells the story of seven pin boys at a local bowling alley who, in one way or another, are confronting their futures against the backdrop of a town desperately trying to recapture the prosperity of the past. The story is set in a fictional town along the Mohawk River in upstate New York in 1968, where a corrupt town boss, Public Works Director Tony Gallo, wants to tear down the old downtown and replace it with an indoor mall to revitalize the city, but mostly because he is interested in lining his own pockets.

The book winds between the lives of the pin boys and the machinations of Tony Gallo, with both stories coming together in the match of the century and the outcome a surprise for everyone.

According to W.H, Amazon reviewer, Halvey’s new release “…is a well-written book, with a clear understanding of each character.” It had just the right amount of twists and turns to keep it entertaining and believable, and he highly recommends “The Kingpins of Riverbend” to avid readers as well as to anyone who’s ready to curl up to their kindle for an end to end read.

Halvey had definitely outdone himself this time, capturing the attention of the readers from left to right. Given the author’s background, who had been a prominent writer for American Turf Monthly and Horseplayer Magazine, writing dozens of articles on different horse racing subjects, it comes to no question that he could write this remarkable masterpiece. This book is filled with dramatic flair, excitement, and entertainment that it’d be hard for readers to put down for too long.

“The Kingpins of Riverbend” is well-written with all the elements of a great book. Complete with great characters and an engaging plot that addresses friendship, redemption, and true love. This book is “…not just for teen readers, but adults will appreciate this period piece as well,” B. Losey, Amazon Reviewer stated. It is an insightful read for readers who want to come along on the journey of seven pin boys who saves a town from the corruption of TonyGallo.

Overall, readers hope to see more work from this author published in the future. Interested? Grab a copy of Richard Halvey’s “The Kingpins of Riverbend” on Amazon and come visit the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books.