LI Herald: Molloy professor publishes second novel
By Rebecca Melnitsky
A Wall Street bomb set off by German spies in a secret war against the United States is the explosive beginning to the novel "Water Damage," which is the second book of Daniel Cillis, a Molloy College business professor.
"The book uses the Wall Street explosion of the early 20th century as a point of organized terror in the United States," said Cillis. This starts the search for German spies and their secret plot to blow up United States munitions plants, splitting the action between New York and New Mexico.
It is the sequel to his 2012 book, "Statehood of Affairs," which was about Germany contemplating returning the southwest to Mexico and issues of the United States-Mexico border. "You already have your characters developed when you go to the sequel, so that's a big difference," Cillis said of writing a sequel. "And you introduce new characters of course."