Frank M. Victoria was born and raised in Chicago, and now lives with his wife in Oak Lawn, a suburb of that city. He served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BA in Journalism, and was a professional magazine writer and editor for more than twenty years. In 1990, he made a career change into education and spent sixteen years teaching American history and government in the Chicago Public Schools. He retired in 2007.
He is currently working on two additional novels, two screenplays and a non-fiction book about what ails American education.
About the book: The Founders' Plot is his first novel, a political thriller involving a California governor who pushes through a tough immigration law that the Supreme Court declares unconstitutional. But the decorated Vietnam veteran refuses to accept
the ruling and continues enforcing the law. This ignites a clash between federal, state, and judicial power
that threatens to jar the country’s political and justice systems. And it
leaves the governor's long time friend, the President of the United States, with the decision of whether to federalize the California National
Guard to enforce the Court’s order.
increases when a savvy member of the opposition party tries to
ram through a new immigration law that will pass judicial review. She'll use any means to force him to obey the Court and turns his personal and professional life into turmoil.
sub-plot has a congressman, a close personal friend, being indicted for taking
bribes. Another concerns
two Mexican families in the country illegally and the tragedies that befall
them because of the new immigration law.