Michael Bronte’s suspense thriller Homicide: Party of Twelve is his latest in line with eight previous novels. The story tells about everyday people who are inadvertently and unwillingly thrust into dangerous situations from which they must extricate themselves. There is no choice but to rely upon their wits and their own bravery to face a dangerous situation, find a plan, and save themselves from ruinous circumstances.
“None of us know what we’re capable of until we are faced with the ultimate choice to either fight or die,” says the author.
Bronte is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and obtained his graduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
His career spans almost four decades as a high-level executive in retail, advertising, and organizational management consulting. His storytelling began when he was tasked with creating copy for radio commercials. “I tried to create a thirty-second story where the customer could picture themselves in the commercial. If I didn’t achieve that objective for the product’s potential users, it would be a waste of my client’s money.”
Bronte will say the same about his novels … his heroes are just everyday people, who could be your neighbor, or they could be you, the reader. That’s what makes his stories so identifiable. One need not be James Bond to be brave.
Previous Michael Bronte novels are: Porchball, The Dealership, Presidential Risk, Call Me Crash, The Tenth Caller, Lost Friday, The Brothers, and The Handyman.
Mr. Bronte has been married for forty years, and he likes people to know there’s been no blood on the floor the entire time. He currently lives and writes in New Jersey.
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Homicide: 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.
Eight senior citizen who have all had open-heart surgery play poker every Monday night. Their surgery scars all look like zippers, hence the name The Zipper Club. When they learn their property taxes are going up by forty percent, they decide to start asking questions. That’s when they and a young TV news reporter uncover a deadly scheme to intentionally drive down property values so an unscrupulous developer can gobble up properties and flip them in a deal worth a hundred billion dollars. The corruption runs as high as the U.S. Senate, and the developer will stop at nothing to complete his land grab, including toxic dumping, bribery, and murder.