Music, Mystery, and History Abound in Michael Destefano’s New Book “The Composer's Legacy”, a Seamless Blend of Fact and Fiction

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Recent release “The Composer's Legacy” from Page Publishing author Michael DeStefano tells the tale of an esteemed California music professor, David Whealy, who is drawn to the other side of the country to investigate the inheritance he has received. In the process, he uncovers more secrets from the past than he had anticipated.

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Michael DeStefano, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has completed his new book “The Composer's Legacy”: a riveting tale of a man’s unexpected inheritance and the journey it takes him in uncovering secrets not only from his benefactor’s past, but from the history of the nation.

According to DeStefano, “The idea of marrying music to a novel is not an original one, but I thought the composer and author being one and the same person would be a novelty. By using several pieces, I’d already composed, along with a few new ones, the idea was to share my music with the reading public. However, creating a mythical composer who ranked among the greatest composers who ever lived was a daunting and humbling experience. For lovers of music, mystery and history, the story is simplicity, itself: A popular California music professor. A late, unpublished Delaware composer. And the seed of a centuries-old mystery.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Michael DeStefano’s suspenseful work follows David Whealy as he probes deeper into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West. Whealy finds more than just a wealth of unpublished music on the order of the great composers.

Whealy’s benefactor knew precious little about his own estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. For example, he knew nothing about his colonial ancestor, a Thomas of historic import, or the origins of that ancient iron key which held a secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States.

Readers who wish to experience this scintillating work can purchase “The Composer's Legacy” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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