BRICK, N.J. – Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas J. Fogu Sr. announced today the release of his first novel, “The Organizer” (ISBN: 0-595-38142-1), which represents a collaborative effort between Thomas and his now deceased father, who wrote the original draft.

The OrganizerAbout the Authors:

Peter Fogu was born in Jersey City, N.J. He graduated from Bayonne high school. He was a disabled veteran of World War II. He wrote short stories, and this is his first published novel.

Thomas Fogu is a veteran of the Viet Nam war. He holds a B.A. in History, and a Masters in Education. He is a professor at Essex County College, and Middlesex County College. He started to write in college. This is also Thomas’ first published novel.

About the Book:

Recently, New York City practically ground to a halt just before Christmas when labor union talks stalled between subway and bus employees, and their “bosses.” Who saw this coming?

“The Organizer” is a deft, sharp moving novel told through the eyes of Tom Furrco, a former World War II vet, who did not see his future path either. Losing everything when his wife tragically dies, The Organizer becomes his tale of starting over when he accidentally is approached about working for a union. Over the next few years, he helps the upstairs “bosses” of a New York City union establish themselves in shops along the East Coast – earning his true reputation as Organizer and a top level “boss” himself.

However, as Tom becomes lured into union politics, he realizes what wielding a gun and a fist really mean. Many times he reproaches himself as he enters the darker, more uncertain side of the mobster world. Perhaps it’s the softer memories of his lost wife and family, or the beautiful union worker he met in NYC, because Tom churns inside about leaving the union. But can he? Does he know too many secrets already, or does the mob have something on him? Can he just disappear and live an ordinary life again? Or, will his past catch up with him? Can he ever convince a friend to leave the union? Or will the “bosses” permanently silence Tom?

Says co-author, Thomas Fogu, “Have you ever felt you did not know what could happen next in your life? Especially, after all the unbelievable good and bad luck? Then, this action-packed adventure is a must read!”


    Title: The Organizer
    Genre: Action / Adventure
    Author: Peter Fogu Sr. and Thomas Fogu Sr.
    ISBN: 0-595-38142-1 (Trade Paperback, iUniverse)
    Publication Date: Apr-2006
    Price: $15.95
    Size: 6 x 9, 218 pp.

Available from Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, and from iUniverse, Inc. “The Organizer” is also available at (search books under “Thomas Fogu”). To order by phone, call 1-800-AUTHORS.

News issued by: Thomas J. Fogu

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