|Author Che Parker of Alexandria.|
The Tragic Flaw by Alexandria-based author Che Parker is a tale of good and evil, power and money, style and grit.
It's about ruthless bad guys with panache and charisma told in with descriptive imagery.
Born and raised in Kansas City, author Parker has a passion for the story behind the story. What we see on the surface may not always be as we perceive it to be.
In his first novel, The Tragic Flaw, Parker unravels the dark truths behind the collages of life and the mysteries of the underworld in a powerful tale.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Parker attended college at Grambling State University in Grambling, LA. and later graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, with a Bachelor’s in Arts degree in Communications Studies.
He began his professional writing career as a newspaper reporter for The Call Newspaper covering local crime and politics in both Kansas and Missouri.
He later moved to Washington, DC, as a staff writer covering national healthcare issues and Capitol Hill hearings for the American Hospital Association. Che is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and resides in Alexandria with his family where he works in public relations and marketing.
The beautiful and yet powerful language brings the characters and the unique Kansas City, Missouri setting to life. "A key aspect of this piece regarding the antihero, the Italian and black Cicero Day, is how he shuns his mother's deep religious beliefs, and is reluctant to consider that there may be forces in the universe that are greater than him," Parker said.
One finds themselves amazed at Cicero's simultaneous callousness and absolute charm.
"He is the antithesis of morality and the paragon of Machiavellian ways," Parker said. "This college-educated gangster knows no bounds, but unfortunately, Cicero is plagued with reoccurring nightmares."
And due to one small (yet significant) flaw in his character, forces greater than him are prepared to teach him a lesson he will not soon forget. Jimmy, a ruthless Kansas City Mob boss and a good friend of Cicero's father, keeps a close eye on Cicero and his business aspirations, for he has a personal stake in Cicero's success.
Cicero's cohorts, the resolute and unflinchingly loyal Kameron Brown, and the seductive and deadly Olivia, make for intriguing characters in this modern tale of corruption and deceit.
Definitely a hard-to-put-down novel.