What scares me the most? Since I have a law enforcement background there isn’t really anything that I fear except not being able to get to my children in a time of need.
What makes me happy? Watching my kids laugh and smile.
What’s your greatest character strength? Having the ability to size up any situation almost instantly and being dependable.
Why do I write? I feel I have a unique story to tell from a completely different perspective.
What am I most proud of in my personal life? My family of course, I am surrounded by an amazing group of people.
What books did I like growing up? Anything with a good serial killer, I can’t get enough of the gritty stuff.
What do I hope my obituary will say about me? Marc A. DiGiacomo, 99, lived every moment as if it was his last.
Do you find it hard to share your work? The first person to ever read In A Small Town was my wife, Dina, who has a master’s degree in writing. I was scared to death as to what she would think of her husband’s insane mind. It’s an uncomfortable feeling to be vulnerable, I don’t like it.
Do I plan to publish more books? Yes, I do, as a matter of fact I am putting together the sequel to In A Small Town and plan on having it out by the Fall 2013.
Tell us about your new book, what’s is about and why did I write it? In A Small Town, is a crime thriller that takes place in the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. The main character is Det. Matthew Longo, who gets shot at the very beginning of the book and goes through a painful recovery both physically and mentally. While recuperating from his injuries Matt has painful recurring nightmares of horrific crime scenes he had viewed as a young police officer. He returns to work to find crime escalating rapidly within his community. He is determined to not let his small town become a haven for criminals. Det. Longo works closely with his partner and mentor Det. Donny Mello who is absent during Matt’s shooting as he is attending a funeral in Italy for his grandfather who happens to be a mobster. The two men have completely different styles of policing which causes problems for them both. While Donny is in Italy, a FBI agent named Cynthia Shyler is looking for him and questions Matt about his whereabouts.
I wrote this book because so often I read crime thrillers which fail to capture the grittiness of what a cop has to deal with while at work. Unless you have been there, it is really hard to accurately depict a crime scene properly. So many times I have read books from famous authors that have mistakes in evidence collection, photography and basic crime scene protocol. I wanted to show what most police officers deal with on an everyday basis without adding in Hollywood nonsense.
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Genre – Thriller
Rating – R