“Murder in Palm Beach,” by Robert Brink

It’s my pleasure to present MURDER IN PALM BEACH, by journalist Bob Brink. When I critiqued this manuscript a year or so ago, I was certain this story would be a home run, as in my opinion it’s terrific. MURDER IN PALM BEACH is as close to fact as fiction can get My agent once referred this sort writing as “faction” instead of the traditional sobriquet roman a clef. Regardless of one’s disposition for category, here’s the cover. And don’t forget to duck!

Bob was a highly regarded reporter for a number of respected newspapers and the AP, and MURDER IN PALM BEACH is a narrative that closely follows a U.S. president’s trip to the Palm Beaches and his attempt to get his son to develop a better appreciation for women. The events on a boating excursion designed to foster this persuasion went awry, and the off-the-cuff remarks by the angry then president of the United States culminates in murder. This story will raise the eyebrows of even the harshest cynic who thinks this sort of thing never could happen.

I read the book, expecting to find it to be a typical whodunit. To my surprise, the narrative was anything but run of the mill in this regard, and the lead character is a criminal who reforms and is impossible not to become engaged with and want to have succeed in life. And he’s a genuine tough guy whom I found believable in every regard, something I can seldom say about many heroic protagonists of late, and this includes those offered by authors whose books sell in mega numbers. So, for any Newsletter subscribers who like a lot of intrigue, a great storyline, and characters to root for (there’s a woman in the story who will tear your heart out), you might want to give MURDER IN PALM BEACH by Bob Brink strong consideration.

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