Detroit is hemorrhaging; a criminal juggernaut has brought the city to its knees the Mafia has outwitted, outmaneuvered what is widely known as the nation s most corrupt police force. The city s social fabric is torn beyond repair, neighborhood gangs are rampant--unethical political officials offer no help--the situation is hopeless!
Yet, buried deep in small neighborhood enclaves are pockets of people unwilling to succumb to these evil forces; they re clawing for survival, an uphill fight against all odds--to save their homes, their dignity, their way of life--they are the Detroit Thorn Birds. The Detroit Thorn Birds are driven beyond reason, exhibiting the same levels of extraordinary commitment as did Colleen McCullough s characters in her 1977 best-selling novel, The Thorn Birds.
This modern-day work of historical fiction, which also takes place in 1977, follows the steps of real-to-life men and women. Unfettered by intimidation, extortion, and violence, the Detroit Thorn Birds challenge the Mafia.