The Occurrence: A Political Thriller


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Post Hill Press
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6.2 X 1.2 X 9.0 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Robert Desiderio grew up in The Bronx. He was an actor for most of his life, but when he started writing it changed everything. His script for the film Save Me premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received wide acclaim for its complexity. The NY Times wrote, "Save Me has a lot of heart." The LA Times wrote, "A thoughtful production of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power." The Occurrence carries similar literary qualities. Robert is also developing projects for film and TV. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his wife, Judith Light.


"In The Occurrence, Desiderio delivers a haunting political thriller that stayed with me long after I turned the last page."--LeVar Burton
"Script writer Desiderio makes his fiction debut with an uplifting political thriller. Those with a mystical bent tired of conventional Middle East thrillers will welcome this."--Publishers Weekly
"An intelligent and captivating thriller. The Occurrence takes a true-to-life terrorist plot and then twists the story, forcing a reexamination of the reader's faith. I dare you to read this and not come away with a different perspective on all that's happening in the world today. A must-read!"--Chris Goff, Award-winning Author of Dark Waters and Red Sky
"A rare gem. Desiderio takes readers on an unforgettable journey where the past and present collide at the very heart of human existence. Flawed, compelling characters and a brilliantly fresh premise make The Occurrence a book that will stay with you long after the final page. Sharp, sage, sensational."--K.J. Howe, International Bestselling Author of Skyjack
"Robert Desiderio delivers a thought-provoking political thriller with a premise--and flawed but sympathetic characters--that will haunt you long after you hit the end. A brilliant read from a fresh voice in thriller fiction. The Occurrence is a must read!"--Dawn Ius, acclaimed author of Lizzie
"Robert Desiderio crafts a gripping story with a courageous message of love as a radical, unifying force in the midst of our divisive global climate."--Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men and The Romanoffs, and author of Heather, the Totality
"This debut novel from Robert Desiderio is a sharp, high-octane thriller that touches on global politics, supernatural experiences, and the long, rocky path to discovering true purpose. If it feels ripe for the big screen, don't be surprised; Desiderio is an accomplished screenwriter and actor." --Town & Country