Author Dan Tamblo

Dan Tamblo, author of "Seeds of Death: Resign or Die" poses for a photos at Einstein Bros Bagels in Ahwatukee on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

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A fiction novel that takes readers into the depths of corruption in government and frustrated consumers ready to handle it in extreme ways may not be far off from the truth, according to Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dan Tamblo.

Tamblo wrote the book, “Seeds of Death: Resign or Die,” after being laid off from his job about seven months ago. He was trying to decide what else to do when the idea for the book came to him.

“I’ve been traveling the Southwest with business and I listen to businesses all the time, all kinds of businesses,” Tamblo said. “They talk about our government, regardless of whether they’re Republican or Democrat or Independent. We’re all unhappy with Congress.”

Tamblo has been a writer for years, though never professionally. He has written about corruption in the city of Phoenix and among large corporations. At one time he was even paid six figures to stop writing about one world-wide corporation. He combined his experience writing about corruption with the frustration at government he has heard from people he has done business with for his book. The result is a twisted thriller that leaves readers guessing and Tamblo hopes, gets them interested too.

“Everything in there is from something I’ve touched, seen, felt or imagined,” he said. “Some of the things are historic. There are references to history all throughout. The underlined message is how corrupted our Congress is. It’s about how they’re not helping us, the people. There’s a lot of frustration among the people. Whether it’s a worker bee or a manager, people are just frustrated.”

In the book a secret source is urging people to get involved in government and force those who are corrupt to resign. Eventually the cry is changed to inspire people to kill the corrupt politicians instead — and they do. Tamblo said it’s been interesting as he has shared his book idea with others.

“Whenever I say it’s about cleaning up corrupt congressmen and it’s a mystery thriller where congressmen die people just sort of nod and say, OK,” Tamblo said. “They have no objection to that. That’s how mad people are.”

The book is not necessarily political. It doesn’t attack one side of the aisle or the other. It simply encourages readers to pay attention to government and keep the entire system honest.

“It’s more of right and wrong,” Tamblo said. “We should be watching our politicians closer and America doesn’t. We should report unethical things in not only government, but also in business.”

Tamblo has already started on his second book, “F is for Failure: How the President and Congress Failed Main Street America.”

“Seeds of Death: Resign or Die” is available online at and Barnes and Noble. Tamblo will host a book signing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 17 during the local craft fair. For more information, visit


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