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Original article: Vigilance v. Vigilantism: Dave Koco on ‘Operation Freakshow’ (Q&A) –

John Valeri: Tell us about your collaboration. How did it work – and what were the unique insights and talents that each of you brought to the proverbial table?

Dave Koco: I was told in school I was a good storyteller but I needed to get better at writing.  Ray and I used to work together and then one day while walking around Tokyo I ran into him. I told him what I was up to and asked if he wanted to help me. And, bam, a novel was born. I always felt I was the storyteller and that Ray was the writer but by the end we were a great team and even became good friends. I look forward to writing more books with Ray.

Buy Our Book: Operation Freakshow By Ray Fisher & Dave Koco –

In this debut novel, a self-righteous team of vigilantes don luchador masks and bring their own swift brand of violent justice to anyone who would dare harm a child. Their actions however are quickly misinterpreted by the media and attention-starved online followers… and what was originally meant to halt the cycle of violence, only perpetuates it.

Advance praise for OPERATION FREAKSHOW:

“Authors Ray Fisher and Dave Koco write in a style that not only leaves you with the most haunting images in your mind, but leaves you wide awake at night with one single thought: ‘What could they possibly do next?’” —David Tees, online reporter and reviewer

“Operation Freakshow is an insanely fun bumpy tale that left me wanting to learn more about these overly raw yet compelling characters in this startling universe.” —Jeff Yager, entrepreneur and author, ATOM & EVE

About the authors

Dave Koco, originally from the United States, was in the Marine Corps Infantry for four years. He now lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Ray Fisher is from Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania. He studied music in California and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.