It’s no secret that President George W. Bush ordered the torture of terrorist suspects in the years following the 911 attack, yet powerful political forces and a legal firewall have protected him and his accomplices from prosecution. It takes the courage and dedication of Special Prosecutor Timothy Madegen to skirt an impotent U.S. Justice system and bring the torturers to trial. Allies join him: A reluctant federal judge holds off establishment forces, a protective Vietnam vet is driven by loyalty to Madegen’s dead father, a curmudgeon law professor offers inventive legal tactics, and a pretty political scientist falls in love with him. Ruthless forces oppose Madegen with slander, subversion, and violence. When a runaway grand jury stirs the media and the public, an unprincipled private investigator stalks him, and a famous defense attorney challenges him in court. Fact-based fiction, entertaining and informative, The Torture Trial of George W. Bush calls for action and pricks the conscience of political leaders and the American People.
6" x 9" Perfect Bound; 268 Pages
March 5, 2016
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Joseph Suste published his first novel, Sharp Obsidian, in 2014, about a headstrong teenage girl testing boundaries and her panicked father. Suste’s activist attempts to stop abusive interrogation tactics inspired this book. The story is a plea to the American people to remember a dark period in U.S. history and to reclaim national humanitarian values by bringing the guilty to justice. Suste turned to writing in his sixties, taking creative writing classes at Southern Oregon University. He’s an engineer, real estate broker, actor, playwright, fiction writer, and poet.