"A fascinating story of corruption. I would recommend reading it before reading Murder in the Synagogue. That is also riveting but more of a case study of a crime committed decades ago. Squelched read more like a novel and is faster moving. Two very interesting books."--Gabe, Amazon Reviewer
"I agree you might want to read this book before you try Murder in the Synagogue. But only because it will give you a perspective on that first book that you might not get otherwise. This one's a surprising read, with a young writer's compelling account of his publisher's betrayal of his excellent first book."--Kate, Amazon Reviewer
"Although non-fiction, this detailed book reads with the speed of a best-selling fiction novel."--Israel Drazin, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
About the Author
About his "checkered past" LoCicero says:
"At one time or another I've found work as an industrial spy; a producer of concert videos for Rolling Stone's greatest singer of all time; one of the few male contributors to Gloria Steinem's Ms. Magazine; a writer of an appellate brief for those convicted in one of Detroit's most sensational drug trials; the author of a true crime book that garnered a bigger advance than a top ten best-selling American novel; a project coordinator/fundraiser for a humanities council; a small business owner; the writer/producer/director of numerous long-form documentaries; a golf course clerk; a college instructor who taught courses in advanced composition, music and poetry appreciation, introduction to philosophy, remedial English, and American Literature--all in the same term; a ghostwriter; a maker of corporate/industrial videos; a member of a highway surveying crew; a speechwriter for auto executives; a TV producer of live event specials; an editorial writer; the creator of 15-second corporate promos for the PBS series Nature; and a novelist.
"There is a sense in which that last occupation was the reason for all the others. Almost anyone who's ever tried to make ends meet as a novelist knows what I'm talking about."