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Book Review of Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion
Above Suspicion
Author: Joe Sharkey
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Book Type: Paperback
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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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