Monday, February 25, 2013

Vegas slaying leads to e-book

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM

After his son, Erik, was killed by Las Vegas police in July 2010, Springs resident William Scott turned to his profession as a writer to convey his frustration and the pain of losing his son.

Bill Scott Las Vegas police
  • Jon Kelley
  • Scott signing one of his space wars books.

We told his story here, here and here, and now his book, The Permit, has been released.

It's available here and here, as well as from other e-book sellers.

A recent press release about the book says:

The murder of a beloved son, a quest for truth and justice usurped by a broken legal system, and the battle with both grief and a blatant cover-up, led author William B. Scott to create a fictional tale rooted in every parent’s nightmare. The result is The Permit, a compelling techno-thriller novel based on the real-world murder of Erik Scott, who was gunned down by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers in front of a suburban Costco store in July 2010.

“My son, Erik, was murdered, because a BlackBerry in his hand was mistaken for a firearm. That senseless tragedy was magnified by a transparent cover-up orchestrated to protect his killers and a Cartel of Corruption that controls Las Vegas,” said William B. Scott, bestselling author and Erik Scott’s father. “When it became apparent that the traditional ‘legal’ process was failing my family, I turned to an effective asymmetric-warfare vehicle for revealing truth: Entertainment. A story that blended fact and fiction would expose the Cartel by showcasing its brutal methods and warped objectives. It’s a proven tool called ‘Justice through Fiction.’

It's not Scott's first book. The former flight test engineer and aerospace journalist has authored books about space warfare, which we reported on earlier.

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