Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey

By Joe Sharkey

Soon to be an immense movie starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston: The “uncommonly trenchant account of the one recognized FBI agent to admit to homicide” (Kirkus Reviews).

whilst rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam got his first task in 1987, it was once the end result of a lifelong dream, if now not the main fascinating situation. Pikeville, Kentucky, is excessive in Appalachian coal kingdom, an outpost rife with lawlessness relationship again to the Hatfields and McCoys. As a emerging famous person within the bureau, however, Putnam soon was cultivating paid informants and busting drug jewelry and financial institution robbers. but if one informant fell in love with him, ardour and accountability may collide with tragic results.
A coal miner’s daughter, Susan Smith was once a tender, beautiful, suffering unmarried mom. She used to be additionally a drug person occasionally defined as a con artist, thief, liar. eventually, Putnam gave in to Smith’s relentless pursuit. but if he ended the affair, she waged a crusade of vengeance that threatened to break him. while eventually she faced him with a stunning assertion, a violent scuffle ensued, and Putnam, in a burst of out of control rage, fatally strangled her.
notwithstanding he had every thing essential to escape with murder—a spotless popularity, a sufferer with a number of enemies, and the security of the bureau’s impenetrable shield—his judgment of right and wrong wouldn’t permit it. plagued by a yr of guilt and deception, Putnam eventually led professionals to Smith’s continues to be. this can be the tale of what occurred prior to, in the course of, and after his startling confession—an account that “should take its position at the darkish shelf of the simplest American precise crime” (Newsday).
Revised and up to date, this book additionally contains images and a brand new epilogue by means of the author.

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