Founder's Plot

Founder's Plot

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"The Founders' Plot" is the story of a governor who ignores a Supreme Court ruling that an immigration law passed by his state is unconstitutional.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Frank M. Victoria
  • Oak Lawn, United States
  • English
  • 0984655905
  • 9780984655908

Review quote

The Founder's Plot will grip the hearts and minds of readers as they are swept into a tale of political maneuvering by Frank Victoria's masterful storytelling. Mike DiGrasso, newly elected governor of California, must address the problem of illegal immigrants. He responds aggressively to protect California's borders, defying the California Supreme Court and threatening to undermine his longtime friendship with the president of the United States. Meanwhile, the impact of DiGrasso's legislation is felt on residents of California from many different walks of life. The dialogue and narrative in the novel mesh well. For instance, in DiGrasso's conversation with Jason Glenn, chief legal counsel representing California at the Supreme Court on the immigration bill, short sentences and brief phrases like "Sounded like bad news" create a tone of tension and conflict. This is further reinforced by the narration, which uses words like "clenched," "buzzed," and "grabbed." Victoria's character development is marvelous, especially the depiction of DiGrasso. The first chapter, a flashback to his years in the military solidifies the audience's impression of Digrasso by demonstrating his integrity. The author brilliantly shows two sides of a difficult issue by creating rich, warm characters in both camps. DiGrasso is a firm, unwavering, and trustworthy example of the law, while illegal immigration is embodied by the likable and personable characters of Carlos Costellano and his wife, Marisol. This complexity is created by scenes that demonstrate people at their most vulnerable, in their most unguarded moments. Readers are drawn to Carlos as he sits in his home amidst the "aroma of freshly baked homemade tortillas and the smoky, sweet-sour scent of carne asada." For DiGrasso, his unguarded moment comes when he slips into bed beside his wife and chats with her about his upcoming inauguration. The author, a teacher of history and government, clearly has a thorough knshow more

About Frank Victoria

Frank M. Victoria was born and raised in Chicago and lives with his wife in Oak Lawn, a suburb of that city. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in journalism, and was a professional magazine writer and editor for more than twenty years. In 1990, he made a career change into education and spent sixteen years teaching history and American government in the Chicago Public Schools.show more

Table of contents

Prologue; First Steps; Bushwacking; Survival, Search & Rescue; Found; Epilogue.show more
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