He ascribes noble motives and alleged thoughts of remorse to someone who beat to death a woman half his size, dumped her body, and lied about it. This tragic story by Wall Street Journal reporter Sharkey details the rise and fall of Mark Putnam, an apparent straight arrow for whom working as an FBI agent was the realization of a dream. . Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Utterly baffled by the high rating on GR. The method of killing is identical, the backgrounds of the girls very similar -- all of them were drug-using prostitutes. He is currently a columnist with Business Jet Traveler magazine, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of. The book is well-written and explores the intricate and overlapping relationships between the FBI agent, his wife, and the informant. Above Suspicion Joe Sharkey, Author Simon & Schuster $22.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-79644-0. It spent way too much time on the history of the area, people, etc. One of the best ever written!! 2017 Deadly Greed. As others have said in their reviews, there really is no "bad guy" in this story. I don't care. I feel that Putnam (the FBI agent) has more of a quirk in his personality than is described in this book. Buy a cheap copy of Above Suspicion book by Joe Sharkey. Above Suspicion (2004) Young Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case – a series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. Also there will be a movie coming out soon based on this story that my husband will want to watch... so there you have it. According to the author, this is the tragic story of a family man/FBI-agent, whose life is destroyed when he is goaded by his informant/mistress into murdering her, dumping her body and lying to everyone about it until he finally, heroically, confesses. Above Suspicion (Book) : La Plante, Lynda : Young detective Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case -- and it couldn't be a more shocking, more horrific set of killings. I wanted to like this book. Please. A harrowing account of crime and conscience that exposes the dark side of the nation's top law-enforcement agency and the complex workings of the human heart. With Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Amanda Lawrence. A reader starting this book, who did not know it was a true crime story, might imagine it was a comedy. I didn't read enough in 2018, which makes me cranky. “A lie can go around the world twice before the truth gets its socks on.”, Finished last night. You can read more book reviews or buy Above Suspicion by Helen MacInnes at Amazon.co.uk Amazon currently charges £2.99 for standard delivery for orders under £20, over which delivery is free. Excellent true crime book. About The Book From the author of Prime Suspect comes a series about Anna Travis, Lynda La Plante's​ most memorable female detective since Jane Tennison. Another book written about the case, Above Suspicion (also released in 1992) was written by writer Joe Sharkey. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The story that lead to the first conviction for murder of an FBI agent. We're talking mountain folk, drug rings, and lots of miscellaneous crimes. Above Suspicion (Anna Travis Mysteries Book 1) The Red Dahlia (Anna Travis Mysteries Book 2) The Talisman. “A man who couldn’t tolerate small failings in himself was staggered by a big one.”. Refresh and try again. 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