Those who enjoy reading novels where they are familiar with the setting should enjoy a new book by one of Madera’s own.
“The Ararat Illusion” is an original thriller written by a local man who spent many years as a crime fighter. Former Madera County District Attorney and Superior Court Judge David Minier has penned a riveting tale of revenge and political intrigue.
Set in Santa Barbara, rookie policeman Michael Page is the first responder at a double homicide. What a way to celebrate his third week on the job. The book spotlights the still unresolved issue of Armenian Genocide recognition by the American government, Minier said.
The novel opens with the real-life assassination of two Turkish diplomats in 1972 by Gourgen Yanikian, a former Fresno resident. Minier prosecuted Yanikian for the murders as DA of Santa Barbara County...