At its heart, Trounce is the pairing of two disparate people, two cultures and two ideologies - Emilio, a Salvadorian illegal, and the beautiful sophisticate Sara, whose dark secret will embroil them both in a sinister plot that the naive young Emilio could never have imagined. Trounce presents a new voice on the fiction front by first time author George Beck, who gives fresh insight into the inner lives of desperate people in the most dangerous of times. George Beck was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a police officer and adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he is busy at work on future vels.