Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Many thanks to Edelweiss-Above-the-Treeline and Open Road Media for the ARC of this Kindle e-book.
by Joe Sharkey.
This was excellent coverage of an FBI agent who tried to play by the book, but as a rookie was thrown into a corrupt little town that had their law enforcement just the way they wanted it. Mark Putnam did all of the things he was taught to do but ended up a criminal who lost everything.
This is the second such story I have read about in the last month where law enforcement who use C.I.'s or confidential informants create relationships that are bound to end badly for someone. Generally, it is the rule-followers and those who put their faith in a fallible system.
Mark Putnam was a rare person who did not lose his conscience in the end. He was not power-hungry or greedy. If he was he could have risen to the highest offices of trust in the land.
The writing was good, but due to space and time some of the characters like Mark's wife who since passed away, and several of the other players had to be left hanging and without resolution.
It is a good read unless you are a little too familiar with the type of corruption and greed in this story. Then, it is a reminder that positions of trust are often a stepping stone of evil.
I will recommend this for readers advisories.
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