Released today is T.V. LoCicero’s new book
T.V. LoCicero will be featured in detail tomorrow, but to honour the release here is a little preview on this talented author’s work
Detroit Nielson king Frank DeFauw hunts down the story of a judge who may be corrupt–and is one of his best friends. Booze, drugs, womanizing and a passion for the news are all part of what makes this brilliant, erratic TV anchor a major player in this deeply troubled city. Finally, Frank decides if digging out the truth about his pal the judge is worth risking his own career, family and life.
“The Car Bomb” by T.V. LoCicero is a brilliantly composed and complex thriller about a car bomb going off in Detroit of 1992, in an unlikely area of town, killing a mother and her two children.
News Journalist Frank DeFauw takes a personal interest in the case when the missing husband and father of the victims, Anthony Peoples, contacts him and wants to meet. Suspecting Peoples to be the murderer or intended target of the bomb DeFauw is surprised to learn about a much more involved I
DeFauw lives in the shady world of journalism where personal favours, bribery and bluffs are part of the way a good story surfaces to the public eye. It also involves personal favours and vendettas, bribery and all sorts of corruption, sometimes exposed and sometimes covered up. Peoples claims to be caught up in this web and asks DeFauw to help him.
The narrative is done in many short chapters, frequently changing location, just as news programmes do – a clever analogy in my view. It adds to the fast pace of the story but fortunately is not overdone to distract the attention or confuse the reader. The book reads very easy and is a compelling read.
In other news – if you pardon the pun – DeFauw has an affair, drinks too much and has more personal issues that come into play in this fast moving and gripping thriller. The evolved setup of the scene(s) is very well done and allows the plot to unfold in an entertaining and involves several other subplots, like the mysterious death of a prosecutor whom DeFauw was the last person to see alive.
The story ends in a great finale that resolves issue after issue. DeFauw for all his faults finds a face saving and honest way out of his predicaments and solves the case(s) and brings unexpected personal character development and depth to this moral tale about institutional and professional corruption.