I thought this book was well-written (except for a few instances of misuse of the word "quip"). It shows in fairly stark detail what happens when a young woman naively enters into a relationship with a married man. It is also a frightening example of law enforcement "circling the wagons" to protect one of their own. I don't think the book fully answers some of the questions (at least the ones I had), like "What exactly was the FBI man's partner's role?". I don't think some of them will ever be answered unless the perpetrators decide to talk. Ultimately, it is a quick read about how one young woman's fantasy of how to get the perfect life goes really, really wrong; ending with her death. I think I actually cheered out loud when justice finally prevailed.
Dirt poor, divorced, the mother of two young children, Susan Daniels Smith, 27, prayed for a handsome Prince Charming who would take her away from the squalor of her rural Kentucky community to live in romance and luzury. When a good-looking, big city FBI agent named Mark Putnam entered her life, Susan thought her prayers had been answered. She was dead wrong.
Their relationship began when Susan agreed to be Putnam's paid informant in an investigation of her ex-husband's criminal friends, then quickly grew into an illicit affair that consumed their lives for nearly two years-until she became pregnant and threatened to expose Putnam, ruining his career and his marriage. On June 8, 1989, Putnam took her for a drive into the hills to discuss her demands of marriage. She was never heard from again.
THE FBI KILLER recounts the bizarre events that forced Mark Putnam to confess to brutally killing his lover, then covering up his crime for over one year. The first agent in FBI histiry to be convicted of homicide, Putnam is now serving sixteen years in a federal prison.
This was a pretty decent true-crime book. I enjoyed it, you may too!
Dirt-poor, divorced, the mother of two young children, Susan Daniels Smith , 27, hoped a handsome Prince Charming would take her away from the squalor of her rural Kentucky community. When a good-looking big city FBI agent called Mark Putnam entered her life , she thought her prayers had been answered.She was dead wrong.
Susan agreed to be Mark`s paid informant in an investigation into her ex-husbands criminal friends, then they began an illicit affair that consumed their lives for two years.But she became pregnant and threatened to expose him, ruining his career and marriage. He took her for a drive , she never came back..........