author of "The Occurrence – A Political Thriller"
John A. Girardi
Co-Host & Partner at Girardi | Keese
Robert Desiderio, author of "The Occurrence – A Political Thriller"
Robert Desiderio grew up in The Bronx. He was an actor for most of his life, but when he started writing it changed everything. His script for the film Save Me premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received wide acclaim for its complexity. The NY Times wrote, “Save Me has a lot of heart.” The LA Times wrote, “A thoughtful production of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power.” The Occurrence carries similar literary qualities. Robert is also developing projects for film and TV. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his wife, Judith Light.
The discovery of an ancient cuneiform guides an unlikely group to a secret portal buried in the desert long ago. A near-death experience in the Iraq desert transforms the lives of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist, and his young disciple, and alters the fate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist, and a decorated U.S. Marine about to be executed. Guided by a visionary young girl from Peru, they become aware of an ancient past, and an energy force placed deep under the desert sand thousands of years ago. The Occurrence is an unforgettable story of enemies, caught in the tragic sweep of terrorism, whose lives are forever changed. A gripping and unique political thriller. A story of uplifting beauty and love that speaks to the mystery of our collective evolution, and unveils a DNA we all share.
John A. Girardi, Co-Host & Partner at Girardi | Keese
John Girardi, Partner at Girardi Keese, is one of America's Finest Trial Lawyers and our Co-Host, as always, brings out the most important key elements to the success of today's guests. He and his firm have been dedicated to working hard and getting the best possible recovery for its clients. Girardi Keese's mission is to provide aggressive representation of individuals and businesses who have been injured in sous way, whether by physical harm, property damage, damage to business, or damage to economic interests. Girardi & Keese has two offices in California: Downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino.