Ok, I don't make any money posting all these cases online, which I don't mind. But if you feel bad for getting all this quality education without giving something back in return, maybe you'd consider buying one of my novels. In addition, the publisher was nice enough to donate some server space for me to post these cases, so if you won't do it for me, do it for them! I've got two novels in print so far, although neither really has anything to do with law school:

The third novel I wrote is pretentiously titled First World Problems in an Age of Terrorism and Ennui. I guess it is classified as 'contemporary literary fiction,' which basically means that it's not sci-fi or fantasy or romance, or any genre like that. It's just about regular people living in the regular world. In this case the regular world is Washington DC at the dawn of the third millennium (aka the year 2000). It's basically about people who don't deal very well with the fact that their lives are pretty comfortable and easy and they want more out of life, but don't know how to ask for it. Which is sort of where I was in life when I wrote it. I think it's a pretty good book. But don't take my word for it, listen to what the publisher says about it

First World Problems in an Age of Terrorism and Ennui

First World Problems tells the existential struggles of a gen-x would-be revolutionary/terrorist who is frustrated that he can't find a greater purpose or a cause worth fighting for. Set in DC between the WTO protests in 2000 and the attacks of 9/11, the protagonist- a disaffected, unreliable narrator who is irritated and bewildered with the world and the attitudes of those around him, wanders aimlessly through his interactions with coworkers, friends, and his girlfriend, all of whom seem to care about him but don't understand him. He lashes out in a passive-aggressive way by maintaining a blog filled with tips "terrorists and anarchists" can use in their attacks, but the blog receives few hits or feedback, no matter how incendiary the posts. He attends the WTO demonstration hoping to experience a riot, but is disappointed at how artificial and tame political protests have become in the new millennium. He dreams of a major attack, just to shake up the status quo. But when 9/11 unfolds he is forced to reassess his goals and what is important in his life.

$14.95 retail. 278 pages, 8.5"x5.5", trade paperback
$4.99 retail for e-book
Published by Dark Mountain Books
Physical ISBN: 978-1-931468-31-2, electronic ISBN: 978-1-931468-80-0

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The first novel I wrote is called City of Pillars and it's a sort of conspiracy-laden adventure novel. I like to tell people that it's a cross between Fight Club and DaVinci Code, which usually gets weird looks and closed wallets. It also came out before DaVinci Code so suck it Dan Brown. It's a pretty dark novel that I wrote when I was pretty depressed and listening to the Art Bell show at work all day long. Some people also think that it's got a bit of a Lovecraft/Cthuthlu vibe to it, but I think any connection to the Elder Gods is very minor at best. But don't take my word for it, listen to what the publisher says about it:

City of Pillars

Men in Black...
An Ancient Manuscript...
A City that Isn't Supposed to Exist...
No matter how paranoid you are, you're not paranoid enough!

An innocent man accidentally comes into possession of an ancient text. Soon he is being chased to the ends of the earth, pursued by shadowy forces who seem intent on getting the book back and eliminating all evidence of it. As he attempts to stay alive and translate the mysterious document he uncovers horrific and ominous details of an ancient, worldwide conspiracy. But the question is, can he find the answers he seeks before he loses everything?

City of Pillars charts one man's journey into madness, past the narrow confines of Western notions of reason and scientific reality. As he decodes more and more of the secrets of the City of Pillars, Sinclair is pushed farther and farther outside the bounds of traditional society and is forced to discard his morality piece by piece to stay alive. He is forced to answer the question: How far am I willing to go to uncover the truth?

$14.95 retail. 220 pages, 8.5"x5.5", trade paperback
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Published by the Invisible College Press. ISBN: 1-931468-00-1

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City of Pillars was a real hard novel to sell because it didn't really fit into any genre (although now it's the DaVinci Code genre I suppose). So I decided to write something that'd be easy to sell, and what sells better to internet geeks than Sci-Fi! So I wrote my version of a sci-fi novel, which probably isn't very sci-fi because I don't read books like that, so it's just my approximation of the genre. I like to tell people that this one is sort of like the movie Independence Day only without all the sucking. Although nominally a story of alien invasion based on Roswell Incident and the stories of 'abductees', it touches on a lot of today's social and political topics including; racism, terrorism, xenophobia, war, the intelligence community, bio-warfare, love, peace, family, genetic engineering, militarism, government bureaucracy, and what it means to be human. Here's what the publisher says about it:

Adopted Son

The invasion has begun.

An invasion not from the stars but from within our wombs. All over the world children are being born...different. Their features are alien, their DNA isn't human, their loyalties are unknown. As scientists, spies, and regular citizens race to make sense of this new disease they find themselves asking the same question: Is this the first wave of an alien assault on Earth?

Celebrated fiction author and bioterrorism expert Dominic Peloso weaves a complex tale of alien invasion, environmental catastrophe, and societal upheaval, in a world not too removed from our own. Adopted Son perfectly blends hard sci-fi with biting political and social commentary to create a truly modern literary masterpiece that transcends genres.

$15.95 retail. 332 pages, 8.5"x5.5", trade paperback
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Published by the Invisible College Press. ISBN: 1-931468-26-5

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I also write two different webcomics. They're free to read. Click on the banners to see them:

The first is called "tiny ghosts" and is a weekly 2 panel strip. It's about what it feels like to be a monster/ghost/robot/toy/etc. but not the scary kind. It's about being frightened of war and what you might turn into when you grow up if you aren't careful. It's about loss and longing and love and hope and being small and scared of a big world and not knowing your place in it and wanting to belong but always being on the outside and not being sure that God loves you but really hoping he does even though pretty much everyone else thinks you are a weirdo. Stuff like that.

The second is a daily (M-F) six panel strip, pretentiously titled, "Even in the Deepest Heart of Chaos, a Glimmer of Order Can be Found." Each comics starts with a randomly generated collection of photos stolen from the internet. The photos have nothing to do with each other, but I add captions to make them appear to be a single story. It's kinda like a Rorsach Test. It's not easy to explain, but you'll get the gist of it if you read a few.