‘Vesuvius’: Politics and Murder Cause Florida City to Erupt in Thrilling New Novel
FITZGERALD, Ga., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Gay men are being killed in South Florida and a city is about to explode. Detective Ali Castillo and his FBI profiler partner, Jamie Stevens, have to find the killer before he kills again in Alex J. McDonald’s exciting, provocative new novel, “Vesuvius” (published by AuthorHouse).
Killer James Brand was abused as a child and blames the gay community for the wrongs he endured in his youth and the inner turmoil he feels about his own sexuality. As he trolls the city for his next victim, he believes the police to be inept and fools on every level, making him confident and deadly.
After losing his wife in a horrible accident, Detective Castillo has become a drunk — guilt his persistent roommate. He is a cop who has lost his other half. When the body of Michael Peterson is found, Castillo is unaware of the changes he is about to undergo.
Jamie Stevens is the FBI profiler brought in to help the ageing detective catch James Brand and save the city from erupting in the hostility and chaos that comes with hate crimes. Together with Detective Castillo, she must stop Vesuvius from exploding again.
The gay community is in turmoil due to past history of the police’s actions to their problems, and certain activists are stirring the coals of misconception in hopes of causing distrust of the authorities in charge and in office.
As we follow James to his next crime, “Vesuvius” blows up…
About the Author:
Alex J. McDonald retired from the Broward County Sheriff’s Department in Florida after field training officers for 28 of the 37 years he was a deputy. He has a black belt in karate and is a former competitor in pistol and rifle shooting.
Alex is now living in his ancestral town, where his family has produced a superior court judge and a state representative. He has been happily married for 30 years. “Vesuvius” is his second novel. He is also the author of “Sawgrass” (also published by AuthorHouse). When he is not writing, you can find him hunting, fishing or reading.
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