Sharply executed, intelligent and fast paced, The 51st Directive takes a harrowing central theme, and delivers a power packed conspiracy thriller. As protagonists FBI Agent Erica Brewer and Detective Sam Marco find themselves battling against the clock to stop events that will change American history forever.
This week, on Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast, host Armand Rosamilia chats with author Michael Agliolo. With a master’s degree in photography and a thirty-year career producing images for most of the fortune 500 companies.
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FBI agent Erica Brewer is a wise-cracking, drop-dead gorgeous 31-year-old blue-eyed brunette divorcee who uncovers a plot to take over the U.S. government — from within. The tale that unfolds is a deftly crafted political techno-thriller that will have readers turning pages late into the night.
“After a 30 year career producing images for most fortune 500 companies, professional photographer Michael Agliolo re-established himself as an author. Michael takes us through what his life was like as a photographer, how the profession has changed over the years and what drove him to be a novelist.”
A handwritten letter, sent to the FBI unleashes a trail of deceit putting the armed forces of the United States in direct conflict with each other.
Discover the power of the 51st Directive through the eyes of FBI agent Erica Brewer as she and Washington D.C. Detective Sam Marco uncovers a secret government conspiracy that turns the United States Constitution into dry ink on parchment.
“Executive Directive 51,” signed by President George W. Bush on May 4, 2007, establishes a policy on the continuity of government structures in the event of a “catastrophic emergency.”
Professional photographer Michael Agliolo has written his second book of fiction, a thriller called “The 51st Directive.”
Since we were trying to figure out just how the show would both be shot, we didn’t engage a large crew. So It was mostly myself and a few buddies, one of whom, Michael Agliolo, is a seasoned commercial still-photographer. He ran handheld video. Mike works real magic behind a still camera, but it was pretty funny when on the first day of the shoot I caught him holding the camera in the vertical position. The look on his face when I reminded him this is video was priceless.
Sharply executed, intelligent and fast paced, The 51st Directive takes a harrowing central theme, and delivers a power packed conspiracy thriller. As protagonists FBI Agent Erica Brewer and Detective Sam Marco find themselves battling against the clock to stop events that will change American history forever. With proceedings evolving in tightly focused chapters that take us to the crux of Michael Agliolo’s narrative it’s certainly a high octane read.
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Michael Agliolo of Chico is a professional photographer, someone who creates images for ad agencies and stock photo companies and who teaches digital photography at Butte College. After years of picture taking, he discovered the computer and “what I was capable of creating within