September 12, 2019

DAUS Student Publishes First Novel

By Joseph B. Rousell, BA Creative Writing '21

Casey Vice: Spitfire of Vengeance is a crime thriller about a young, hard-as-nails detective named Casey Vice, whose parents were murdered in front of her house when she was 8 years old. Physically separated from her siblings, Casey grew up to become a police officer like her late father, and is assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Organized Crime unit that he started prior to his death. Her unconventional methods and ruthless pursuit of justice in her city has earned her the nickname "Spitfire of Vengeance," as well as the attention of the Kingpin in her city. His endeavor to recruit her into his ranks sets off a chain reaction of events that catapults Casey on a collision course with her city's criminal regime.

A full time DAUS student, Joseph Rousell was born and raised in New York City. He is also a United States Navy Veteran who served in the Aviation Community as a Logistics Specialist from 2006-2011. He started writing Star Wars fanfiction as a hobby in his early twenties and further developed this skill while serving his country. He is adamant about building his education around refining and perfecting his craft and helping others to do the same.

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