PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 19, 2012 -
The recently released novel Slumlords, intended to be a comedic look at ambition gone awry in the apartment business has turned out to be more than it's author Steve O. intended. Now city govermnment officials and numerous wealthy investor groups are fuming. Why? Because the book exposes in great detail a "stealth" industry rife with crime and corruption on both sides and more importantly, brings to light the scary fact that in many U.S. cities, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, things are pretty much not only out of control, but somewhat un-controllable. City governments blame the landlords, and the landlords blame the tenants but the problem is much more complex than just that.
From political corruption to inspectors on the take, from money laundering to tax evasion, from illegal immigration to drug trafficking, these neighborhoods and this industry, are a hot-bed of both white collar and violent crime.
"I didn't realize I would make so many enemies and anger so many people writing this book, after all it's a comedy, but it is a story that reflects a real social problem, one that needs to be brought out into the open," said the author Steve O.
Slumlords by Steve O. is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and CreateSpace.com