Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Founders’ Plot by Frank Victoria Blog Tour: Top Ten + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop in THE FOUNDERS' PLOT Blog Tour hosted by Bo-oK Nerd Tours. Today on my stop we have a Top 10 by author Frank Victoria + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway. 

The Founders’ Plot

The Founders' Plot
The Founders’ Plot

When California Governor Michael J. DiGrasso pushes through a tough immigration law, the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional, but the decorated Vietnam veteran refuses to accept the ruling. This ignites a clash between federal, state, and judicial power that threatens to jar the country’s political and justice systems. And it leaves the governor’s long-time friend, President of the United States, Martin W. Ballard, with the decision of whether to federalize the California National Guard to enforce the Court’s order.

Tension increases when Elizabeth Stern, a savvy member of the opposition party tries to ram through a new immigration law that will pass judicial review. An expert in back-room legislative machinations, she’ll go to any length to force the governor to obey the Court decision, and her devious maneuvers throw DiGrasso’s personal and professional life into turmoil.

One subplot involves DiGrasso’s close personal friend, Congressman Manuel Mendoza, who is indicted for taking bribes. Another concerns two Mexican families in the country illegally and the tragedies that befall them because of the new immigration law.

The unfolding of these interwoven events creates a tense, fast-paced thriller that parallels the current tumult over illegal immigration and the on-going debate on Constitutional interpretation that will leave readers craving for the eventual outcome.

Frank Victoria's Top Ten Favorite Books? 

1· Crime and Punishment

2· Dr. Zhivago

3· War and Peace

4· For Whom the Bell Tolls

5· A Farwell to Arms

6· The Great Gatsby

7· 1776 (non-fiction);

8· Revolutionary Characters (non-fiction);

9· Moby Dick

10· Hukleberry Finn

11· Catcher in the Rye

12· Red Badge of Courage.

Frank M. VictoriaFrank Victoria was born and raised in Chicago, a city rich in industry and ambitions and many of his ideas were molded by its brand of politics and immigrant culture. He served in the Marine Corps, which left an imprint of just how much he could do and helped create the persistence needed to earn his BA in Journalism from Northern Illinois University.

It took him nearly eight years to get the degree because he repeatedly had to interrupt his studies with full-time work to pay for his expenses. He toiled on the docks loading and unloading freight, moved furniture, worked construction, was a cabbie, a shoe salesman and a factory worker. The payoff: Time in the ivory tower setting balanced by a nitty gritty education in the real world.

July 14th Monday: 
 Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace SPOTLIGHT
July 15th Tuesday:

 All That’s Written REVIEW & INTERVIEW

July 16th Wednesday: 

 Blissful Book Reviews FAVORITE BOOKS

July 17th Thursday:

 Cassandra M’s Place REVIEW

July 18th Friday: 

Deal Sharing Aunt REVIEW & DREAM CAST

July 19th Saturday: 

 Tales of a Book Addict SPOTLIGHT

July 20th Sunday:  

Addicted Readers TENS LIST

July 21st Monday:  

The Bookish Confections GUEST POST

July 22nd Tuesday: 

 Worth Reading It? REVIEW

July 23rd Wednesday:

 Little Whimsy Books REVIEW

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