In this episode 226, we visit with Eric Dezenhall, author of False Light, in which old-school reporting meets the #MeToo movement against the backdrop of sensationalist modern media.
When Sanford “Fuse” Petty learns that his goddaughter was sexually assaulted by a millennial media mogul on a top social media site, he jumps in to help. Instead of going to the police, he hatches a shady, entertaining, and ultimately satisfying plan for revenge.
Martin Clark, author of The Substitution Order, had this to say about the book, “…False Light is a masterwork—smart, funny, unpredictable, freewheeling, and start-to-finish entertaining. The plotting is brilliant, the dialogue always sharp. Better yet, perhaps, this novel is a good-news reminder that we can always find measures of virtue and fairness and hard truth in justice’s difficult alchemy.”