Party of Twelve
Party of Twelve takes us to Jersey City where the boss of Chez Alain
restaurant has just been gunned down in a drive-by shooting. Frankie
Fortunato, a hardworking server, moves up to become the new manager.
New Jersey State Police Detective, Matt Klimecki, catches the case
and leans heavily on the restaurant’s employees to help solve it,
including Frankie and his girlfriend, Gabby D’Angelo, who also works
at Chez Alain. The plot twists and turns as Frankie struggles to
please the owners and reopen the restaurant, while also dealing with
the opposing forces of gun-running criminals and the authorities who
are trying to catch them.
Bronte is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and
George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and lives with his
wife in New Jersey. “All of the heroes in my novels are everyday
people,” says Bronte. “Any of them could by your next-door
neighbor. None of us really know what we’re capable of until the time
comes for us to reach beyond the boundaries of our everyday lives.
Remarkable feats of courage are performed all around us. It’s
a young teenager I remember reading paperback mysteries under a huge
oak tree outside my parents’ neighborhood grocery store in Dalton,
Massachusetts, a small town located in the heart of the Berkshires. I
can recall pulling a book from the rack and getting locked into
those novels as the fragrant summer breeze of Berkshire County tried
to turn the page before I was done reading it. I don’t know why,
but I was greatly affected by a book titled The Fan Club, by Irving
Wallace. When I was done reading it, I can still recall thinking that
someday I’d be able to write a book like that on my own; I knew I
could do it.
the idea stayed dormant for over thirty years while I did what I
thought I should have been doing for a living (looking back, it all
seems so trivial sometimes) until I rekindled by an infatuation with
writing novels. Now, many years later, and many mistakes and failures
later, there are nine Michael Bronte novels available. They are: The The dealership, Presidential Risk, Porchball, Call Me Crash, The Tenth
Caller, Lost Friday, The Brothers, The Handyman, and the newest
Michael Bronte novel, Homicide: Party of Twelve
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