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By Joe Sharkey

Soon to be an incredible movie starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston: The “uncommonly trenchant account of the one identified FBI agent to admit to homicide” (Kirkus Reviews).

while rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam bought his first task in 1987, it used to be the end result of a lifelong dream, if now not the main fascinating place. Pikeville, Kentucky, is excessive in Appalachian coal state, an outpost rife with lawlessness courting again to the Hatfields and McCoys. As a emerging famous person within the bureau, however, Putnam soon was cultivating paid informants and busting drug jewelry and financial institution robbers. but if one informant fell in love with him, ardour and accountability might collide with tragic results.
 
A coal miner’s daughter, Susan Smith was once a tender, beautiful, suffering unmarried mom. She was once additionally a drug person occasionally defined as a con artist, thief, liar. finally, Putnam gave in to Smith’s relentless pursuit. but if he ended the affair, she waged a crusade of vengeance that threatened to wreck him. whilst ultimately she faced him with a stunning assertion, a violent scuffle ensued, and Putnam, in a burst of out of control rage, fatally strangled her.
 
notwithstanding he had every thing essential to break out with murder—a spotless popularity, a sufferer with a number of enemies, and the security of the bureau’s impenetrable shield—his moral sense wouldn’t enable it. plagued by a yr of guilt and deception, Putnam ultimately led professionals to Smith’s continues to be. this can be the tale of what occurred ahead of, in the course of, and after his startling confession—an account that “should take its position at the darkish shelf of the simplest American actual crime” (Newsday).
 
Revised and up-to-date, this book additionally contains images and a brand new epilogue by means of the author.
 

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Gun drawn, heart pounding, Mark tumbled outside with Brennan, who ordered, “Watch the buildings, Putnam—snipers! ” The bank was a block away. Mark scampered across the street where two women lay on the sidewalk. Outside the bank, Brennan was crouched over the body of a man. The older woman was dead, but the younger one was still alive, bleeding heavily with gunshot wounds to the neck and shoulder.  . help me,” she gasped as Mark crawled to her side. He reached her and said, “It’ll be okay. Look at my face.

It didn’t matter if we were in Pikeville, Louisville, or Florida at that point because we had each other. When he came through the front door, she’d be right on top of him; he’d scoop her up. We read to her together every night, without fail. ” But Mark’s long workdays left Kathy largely on her own to establish their home in a place where many things about her, not least her flat Connecticut accent, marked her as an outsider. She worked gamely at it. Thanks largely to her skills at managing money, they had had enough saved up to make the down payment on an $89,000 two-story colonial on Honeysuckle Lane, the sole street in a small development called Cedar Creek that had been built within a narrow valley between two mountains at the northern edge of town, accessible across a sway bridge over the Levisa Fork.

The next morning, they drove directly to Susan’s house. It had been a family dispute. Tennis had fled after the shooting, but while they were there, he walked in. Mark persuaded him to give himself up, saying, “They’ll be a hell of a lot easier on you. ” They called the West Virginia state police barracks just a few miles up the river past Matewan. As they waited for the troopers to arrive, Susie Smith, her eyes blazing with resentment, took the occasion to unload on this self-assured young FBI agent who had barged into her house.

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