Natrona Heights, PA Author Publishes Suspense Novel

May 06, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
The Strontum-9 Affair, a new book by Allan M. Layne, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

World-renowned private detective Jack Delaplane is known for solving cases that the police can't. So when he is approached by Layne Industries to find stolen documents pertaining to Strontum-9, a highly explosive element, how can he refuse?

In The Strontum-9 Affair, travel around the world with Delaplane as he works against the clock to return the secret documents to Layne Industries before the element can be used by rogue nations. Little does he know that this case will follow him throughout his career.

About the Author:
Allan M. Layne was born in the spring of 1944 in Bonifay, Florida, a small town near the Mississippi border. At age four, he moved with his family to Pennsylvania, where he continues to live today. Throughout his life, Layne has worked a variety of jobs, serving in the military and working as an air traffic controller. He even became a private investigator and is licensed still today.

From a young age, Layne enjoyed reading, citing books such as Mystery on the Isle of the Sky, Ivanhoe, A Tale of Two Cities, The Lady of the Lake, and The Pit and the Pendulum as some of his favorite childhood reads. Two years ago, he began writing short stories to entertain his coworkers.

The Strontum-9 Affair is a 64-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-4153-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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