A real estate lawyer in Connecticut's moneyed seaside communities, Beth Carpenter, 31, had beauty, brains and success. But she wanted more--namely guardianship of her two-year-old niece, Rebecca, daughter of Beth's estranged sister, Kim. When Kim married Anson "Buzz" Clinton, 28, a former male exotic dancer deemed an unsuitable guardian by the Carpenter family, Beth became obsessed with the idea that only his death could ensure that she and her parents would get custody of the child. On March 10, 1994, along a lonely stretch of road, Clinton was shot five times. His body was discovered by passing motorists.
Behind Clinton's death lay a bizarre murder-for-hire conspiracy that found privileged professionals and local misfits joined in a cold-blooded plot against an innocent man. This homicidal group included attorney Haiman Clein, 53. A husband, father, and successful businessman, Clein was Beth Carpenter's boss--and also her sexually obsessed, cocaine-snorting, murderously obedient lover. The paid killers were two buddies, organizer Joe Fremut and triggerman Mark Despres, who brought his 15-year-old son Christopher along for the hit. The aftermath of this brutal crime would set investigators and prosecutors on a long and twisted path strewn with lies, treachery, and deceit that would cross the Atlantic Ocean before finally bringing justice home.
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"The female murderer, from a literary standpoint, has always interested me," says M. William Phelps. "She is a rare breed. Beth Ann Carpenter—young, beautiful, professional—presented me with several intriguing and complicated issues to deal with: She was a woman who, from the outside, one would never suspect of being involved in such a heinous crime. She had everything going for her. Underneath the façade, however, I found a sullen, yet sobering portrait of a manipulative woman who lied to everyone around her . . . a woman who used her charm and obvious sexual appeal to convince men to do whatever she wanted. . . . I wrote this book like an episode of CBS’s "CSI" with this dynamic in mind. I wanted readers to walk with law enforcement on their six-year journey and find the truth through the evidence—just as I did."About the Author:
Investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the author of I’ll Be Watching You, If Looks Could Kill, Because You Loved Me, Murder in the Heartland, Perfect Poison, Lethal Guardian, Every Move You Make, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and television programs, including Good Morning America, Court TV, The Discovery Channel, Geraldo at Large, and Montel Williams, and has consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community with his wife and children.
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Descripción Pinnacle, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0786021322
Descripción Pinnacle, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110786021322