Steve Dimodica on his inspiration for ACCIDENTAL EVILS

ACCIDENTAL EVILS received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.

Following find an interview with author Steve Dimodica.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

The name of the book is ACCIDENTAL EVILS, and it was published in February 2017.

What’s the book’s first line? 


The book’s first line is: ‘ The large white Chevy pulled into the driveway in Bethesda, Maryland. ‘

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. 


The book is about Isabel Finley a college student, who is taking a trip to South America. Part of the vacation is a reward, and part of the journey is to do research for her senior thesis. Yet Isabel and her roommate unwittingly stumble into a criminal conspiracy with huge international implications. It is a world of shadow figures and evil mysteries, and they soon become expendable. Enter Calixto Lozen,   Izzy’s half brother, a uniquely trained soldier to guide the search and rescue efforts.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event? 


The inspiration for the book came through my travels to South America, and the stories I heard of the “ Dirty War “ when Communism and Democracy faced-off to our south in a very dramatic way. It was clear that even decades-removed, the history of that time burned deep embers into the mindset of the population .

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? 


Someone should read ACCIDENTAL EVILS because it is a well-crafted, briskly paced, thoroughly researched novel that draws readers into the subliminal world of global espionage and hard operations in the aftermath of a very difficult political history. Isabel Finley is a gem of a protagonist, and when augmented by her half brother Calixto, and roommate Sandy, she demonstrates great strength of character.

If they made your book into a movie, who would you like to see play the main character(s)?

Readers most often seem to envision my novels in the cinematic mode. If  we made my book into a movie, I think  that the character of Isabel would best be served by a ‘ fresh face ‘ in Hollywood. Given that Izzy is a college student who just turned 21, she is a complex young lady: fearful but brave; loyal but unassuming; disciplined but impatient; and beautiful but unfazed by her looks. The storyline in the hands of a talented director, could offer the ‘ right’ young actress a ‘breakout’ role.

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