The Caper Brothers by Tom Tozer
For Sean Gerard and his pals, their idyllic days of freedom changed the day Candy DeLane, the new girl from California, moved into Vineyard Beach. On the surface, Vineyard Beach was a quiet village in Ohio sprinkled with eccentrics, a perfect place to grow up in the sixties.
But Candy’s arrival sets off a series of events that propelled Sean and his friends into an ongoing dispute with the village’s most prominent man. When Sean uncovered the obsessions of Vineyard Beach’s leading citizen, he feared he wouldn’t be believed and puts into motion a plan to protect himself that unwittingly spiraled out of control.
Following the advice of his psychologist, police detective Sean Gerard returns to Ohio after a forty-year absence. He tracks down an elderly Catholic priest who befriended him at the time of the tragedy. Sean wants to confess to the priest, knowingly risking his freedom to finally reveal the secrets that have dogged his life.
The Caper Brothers is a fast-paced story that transports the reader back to the shores of Lake Erie in the summer of 1967 to relive the events that shattered Sean’s life.
The Caper Brothers explores how one man’s determination to tell the truth underscores his enduring character and the ultimate need for redemption.
Author Tom Tozer’s writing experience spans a wide range of news and feature assignments during a forty-year newspaper career. Tom retired in late 2013 after thirty years in numerous leadership roles at the Charlotte Observer. Tom directed and encouraged hundreds of reporters and designers in the art and craft of storytelling. He keeps his love of a good story alive now as a freelance writer and editor in Charlotte, NC. The Caper Brothers is his first novel.