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Above Suspicion
Above Suspicion
Author: Joe Sharkey
A personal look at a crime of passion describes an FBI agent's successful career, family life, and extramarital affair that ended in murder, and of the guilt that drove him to confess in spite of his impenetrable government shield.
ISBN-13: 9780312953942
ISBN-10: 0312953941
Publication Date: 5/1996
Pages: 310
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 3
Rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam...began cultivating informants and pursuing bank robbers and chop shop operators. One of his informants, Susan Smith, an attractive drug user with connections among the rural underworld, was one of the most useful and one of the most troublesome. Becoming emotionally (and financially) dependent on Putnam, she began to inject herself into his personal life, finally taking advantage of Putnam's troubled marriage and seducing him.

This tangle of motives and loyalties ultimately led to a confrontation...Allegedly...he responded in the heat of the moment by strangling her. Sharkey makes both this scenario and Putnam's subsequent actions to cover up the crime psychologically believable.

...the force of his story lies in the sharp characterizations, the human drama, and the tragic inevitability of its conclusion. For all popular true crime collections." amazon
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Helpful Score: 2
You almost feel sorrier for the killer and his family than that of the victim. In this book Mark Putnam a man who finally became the FBI agent that he always dreamed of being. But he became a killer either out of the heat of passion, or maybe rage.. this man is not a sleezebucket with many problems,he has a conscience and could easily be someone you know and trust. I think there are a lot of people who haven't heard of the book, but would read it and find it a GREAT book to read even twice, maybe more.
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