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Hillbilly Elegy by A.D. Vance and The Angel by Uri Bar-Joseph are two books worthy of mention from my summer reading. First, Hillbilly Elegy informs about the forgotten Americans who reside in the thirteen Appalachian states ranging from south-western New York down through the Appalachian Mountains to Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Most impacted are portions of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.About Infamy, from the publisher:
I have long supported the Christian Appalachian Project charity with the hope that elected representatives will...[read on]
The “rock-solid” (Kirkus Reviews) prosecutor Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi, return to solve the suspicious murder of a US Army colonel and battle corruption at the highest levels of the United States government in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum.Visit Robert K. Tanenbaum's website.
Intrigue, murder, corruption, and dramatic courtroom battles combine to make Infamy another must-read in Robert K. Tanenbaum’s “tightly-written” (Booklist) legal thrillers. When a former Army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer, arguing that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress from his tours in Afghanistan and that it’s his patriotic duty to assist him.
As New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp prepares a murder case against the veteran, he meets with investigative reporter Ariadne Stupenagel, who suspects that one of her sources for a story on high-level government corruption was a victim in the shooting. This points not to a random act of violence, but a hired killing that goes to the top levels of our nation.
In this fast-paced thriller, Karp goes up against corruption so powerful that he, his family, and his friends are in danger if he intends to prosecute those responsible for the murder of an FBI whistle-blower. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action, stunning plot twists, and, “solid courtroom scenes” (Kirkus Reviews), Infamy will keep you guessing until the very end.
The Page 69 Test: Infamy.
Writers Read: Robert K. Tanenbaum.