Title: Call Me Z: A Novel of Murder, Corruption & Greed
Authors: Paul Teodo and Tom Myers
Date: August 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM
Fired from a boutique suburban medical center, senior executive Slavoj Zlobec is blackmailed by his AA sponsor, Father Tommy Monahan, into returning to south side Chicago to save a run-down, struggling hospital. Z, a sixty-year-old in-and-out alcoholic with a disharmonious name and a bucketful of guilt, is no match for the power and influence of Chicago politics. His sole involvement with the legal system was a year spent surviving predatory guards in a juvenile detention center after nearly killing the boy who hung his dog. Nazis, gangbangers, amputees and cooks inhabit this fast-paced tale of greed and murder set during the week of the 2008 Presidential election. CALL ME Z pays tribute to a real-life group of stubborn Eastern European nuns, who refused to abandon the disenfranchised poor their inner-city hospital serves.
Paul Teodo is a retired healthcare exec and author. He is a native Chicagoan and noted storyteller. His first book PASTAMAN received strong reviews & his second book Call Me Z.
Tom Myers is a retired Navy Commander who served at sea in numerous ships and in Iraq with the Multi-National Force.