Title Profile & Character Information

Silent Joe

Annotation
"With the horrible remnants of a childhood tragedy forever visible across his otherwise handsome face, Joe Trona is scarred in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by Will Trona, a charismatic Orange County politican who sensed his dark potential, Joe is swept into the maelstrom of power and intimidation that surrounds his adoptive father's illustrious career. Serving as Will's right-hand man, Joe is trained to protect and defend his father's territory - but can't save the powerful man from his enemies. Will Trona is murdered, and Joe will stop at nothing to find out who did it." "Looking for clues as he sifts through the remains of his father's life - his girlfriends, acquaintances, deals, and enemies - Joe comes to realize how many secrets Will Trona possessed, and how many people he had the power to harm. But two leads keep rising to the surface: a little girl who was kidnapped by her mentally disturbed brother, and two rival gangs who seem to have joined forces. As Joe deepens his investigation - and is forced to confront the painful events of his troubled childhood - these two seemingly disconnected threads will intersect."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2002  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)
2001  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

Characters
NameTrona, Joe
GenderMale
OccupationsDriver
 Bodyguard
TraitAdopted

NameTrona, Will
GenderMale
OccupationPolitician
TraitsMarried
Adoptive father
Charismatic

GenreMystery
    --Detective, Amateur
Psychological
Suspense
Fiction
TopicsChildhood trauma
Adoption
Fathers and sons
Gangs
Murder
Kidnapping
Missing children
Family secrets
SettingOrange County, California