Celebrity Author:Thomas Thompson They were the princes of their high school in Fort Worth, Texas. Valedictorian Kleber Cantrell became a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who befriended the famous and exposed the notorious. Mack Crawford, teenage Adonis and University of Texas football hero, used his good looks to jumpstart an acting career. — And T.J. Luther, voted &ldquo... more »;most popular” by the senior class, fell into a lurid life of crime but found God in prison and reinvented himself as the nation’s leading right-wing televangelist, his message of faith masking an all-consuming desire for power and revenge.
The different routes Kleber, Mack, and T.J. took to celebrity share common signposts: personal upheavals, ruinous marriages, petty jealousies, and blind ambition. Now, on the eve of their twenty-fifth high school reunion, their separate paths will cross to devastating effect -- because these three friends have something else in common. It happened in an isolated cabin in the Texas woods on the night they graduated. They vowed never to speak of it again, but they always knew there would be a terrible price to pay . . .
A unique blend of fiction and autobiography, Celebrity is an “enthralling” tale of suspense from an Edgar Award–winning author whose journalism career gave him a front-row seat to the tumultuous lives of the rich and famous (TheBoston Globe). It was the basis for a television miniseries starring Ned Beatty, Hal Holbrook, and James Whitmore« less
I have read almost all of Thomas Thompson's books and have thoroughly enjoyed each one, both fact and fiction. While this one is fiction, it introduces three promising young men who rise to the heights of celebrity in films, journalism and in charismatic religion. These characters are fascinating and well-developed. Both a love story and a murder mystery, it's a good read.