Shane Gericke's fictional detectives Emily Thompson and Martin Benedetti keep stopping bloody crime sprees in Naperville, but is the city grateful? No.
When a criminal in Gericke's first book blew up Naperville's Neuqua Valley High School to smithereens, a group of parents asked local bookstores not to stock the title or invite Gericke to come speak.
"One woman told the bookstores: This man is bringing evil into our safe city and we don't like it," says Gericke, a former Chicago Sun-Times business copy editor who lives in Naperville.
Today is the official release date for Torn Apart, the third book set in the far west suburban Chicago suburb. (The first two books were Blown Away and Cut to the Bone.)
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