It’s been ten years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning movie Erin Brockovich. Brockovich is the environmental activist who was instrumental in building the water contamination case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the small California town of Hinkley.
Since that monumental 1993 victory, Brockovich has continued to fight for environmental protection worldwide as President of Brockovich Research and Consulting.
Already recognized as a New York Times bestselling author, Brockovich now brings us her debut thriller, Rock Bottom, the first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.
Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old, Angela Joy Palladino, fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah. Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster. When AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who is crusading against mountaintop removal mining, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ can use any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.Upon arriving in Scotia, AJ learns of the sudden death of the lawyer who hired her. Soon after joining forces with his daughter, Elizabeth, threats begin to surface, bodies begin to pile up, and AJ discovers that her own secrets aren’t the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried. Hitting rock bottom, AJ must face the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind. In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate storytelling, and her real life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.
VJ Books is pleased to announce that Erin Brockovich has agreed to sign copies of Rock Bottom for us.
The second title in this series, Hot Water, is expected in early fall 2011.
The most famous environmental crusader now brings us a story that is bigger than life.