Above Suspicion

By | January 1, 2019
Above Suspicion Author Joe Sharkey
ISBN-10 1504041763
ISBN-13 9781504041768
Year 2017-01-17
Pages 392
Language English
Publisher Open Road Media
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston The uncommonly trenchant account of the only known FBI agent to confess to murder Kirkus Reviews When rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam received his first assignment in 1987 it was the culmination of a lifelong dream if not the most desirable location Pikeville Kentucky is high in Appalachian coal country an outpost rife with lawlessness dating back to the Hatfields and McCoys Asa rising star in the bureau however Putnam soonwas cultivating paid informants and busting drug rings and bank robbers But when one informant fell in love with him passion and duty would collide with tragic results A coal miners daughter Susan Smith was a young attractive struggling single mother She was also a drug user sometimes described as a con artist thief and professional liar Ultimately Putnam gave in to Smiths relentless pursuit But when he ended the affair she waged a campaign of vengeance that threatened to destroy him When at last she confronted him with a shocking announcement a violent scuffle ensued and Putnam in a burst of uncontrolled rage fatally strangled her Though he had everything necessary to get away with murdera spotless reputation a victim with multiple enemies and the protection of the bureaus impenetrable shieldhis conscience wouldnt allow it Tormented by a year of guilt and deception Putnam finally led authorities to Smiths remains This is the story of what happened before during and after his startling confessionan account that should take its place on the dark shelf of the best American true crime Newsday Revised and updated this book also includes photos and a new epilogue by the author

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