Review: ‘Broken Allegiance’ by Mark Young

Broken Allegiance is the first in the Tom Kagan series by Mark Young. It follows a hard-nosed detective in the Santa Rosa Police Department who specializes in gangs. While trying to tie down a witness to break up a notorious gang, Kagan’s sometimes aggressive and reactionary decisions bring consequences following … Continue reading

‘The Godfather’ and ‘Arrested Development’: Switched at Birth?

Many people speak of comedy and drama as though they were polar opposites of a spectrum. In many cases, though, these mega-genres often resemble two sides of a single coin, with shared tones, themes, and character types. Two such works (revered as quintessential examples of their respective genres) are Francis … Continue reading