The Fierce One: A Novel by Meharo Bettison

Detective Emilio Ocampo sets out on a quest to bring down an immensely powerful criminal organization.

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Who is the Fierce One? Who is the enigmatic Chairman of the Bones, one of America’s most profitable and powerful criminal enterprises? Does he even exist?

Filipino-American Emilio Ocampo, a humble Detective working in the steamy environs of his adopted hometown of Tampa, Florida, would sure like to know.

After being found out as a police infiltrator and nearly killed, Emilio attempts to expose the man he knows to be Vice Chairman of the Bones, and perhaps even the Fierce One himself. But there’s a big problem, that man is Joe Marshall, brother of famous rapper Alabasta Gangsta. Who is going to believe the brother of such a famous person, who has reaped the benefits of capitalism more than most, to be the boss of a Communist organization?

How will Emilio bring Joe Marshall down? Will he even survive long enough to see it happen, and last, but certainly not least, who is the Fierce One?