Laura Zubulake worked on Wall Street for many years. It is there she honed her communication skills, business acumen, attention to detail, and sense of intrigue. Traveling to over 40 countries to explore cultures became about observing and capturing life with her photography and her painting. The history, art, and cuisine of Europe, Latin America, Asia, Russia, and Egypt made impressions. The intellectuality of the Acropolis, the grandeur of the Vatican, the mystery of the Great Sphinx, the incredulity of the Great Wall, the exoticness of the Forbidden City, the magnificence of Iguassu Falls, the natural beauty of America’s west. For Laura, writing non-fiction is the expression of experiences. Writing fiction is like painting with words. Slay the Dragon is her debut novel.
Slay the Dragon
Slay the Dragon is a political suspense novel set in Latin America. The protagonist (an idealistic politician) is determined to effect social change for the working class of his country, and right decades of corruption, crime, and misguided economic policies. He anticipates resistance from those with power and vested interests, but finds himself confronted with a new challenge—America’s opioid crisis. His dreams for his people become entangled in the secrets and conspiracies of those around him. He is conflicted, and ultimately pursues a course of action that for some is morally ambiguous. More at LauraZubulake.com
Awards and Recognition
- 12th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards- FINALIST for New Fiction. IndieReader’s Best Reviewed Books of the Month/May. Three 5-Star Ratings from Readers' Favorites - for details visit LauraZubulake.com.
- A tension-filled plot from the get-go, Zubulake's fictional Latin-American-ish setting lends plausibility to the ubiquitous corruption connected with opioids and the problems associated with people's efforts to solve societal ills once and for all.... Kudos to Zubulake for producing Slay the Dragon, a gripping and provocative read. - Feathered Quill Book Review. Verdict: Laura A. Zubulake's very human players, living, loving, lying and dying in her viscerally enthralling SLAY THE DRAGON .... – Indie Reader Book Review. From beginning to end this book held my attention and kept me guessing. This is definitely the book for you if you like political thrillers that leave you thinking long after you’ve closed the book.- Literary Titan 5-Star Review. Zubulake's writing is strong, and the narrative voice believable and compelling. - Booklife Prize.