Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book 37 of 52 -- Steve Martini's Shadow of Power

The Supreme Court is one of our most sacred — and secretive — public institutions.

But sometimes secrets can lead to cover-ups with very deadly consequences.

Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far.

In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution — and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's — that threatens to divide the nation.

As a political animal, I was fascinated by the political questions that he raises with the whole slavery language in the Constitution... and then he throws a pretty awesome murder mystery in to the mix.

Great book... well worth the 3 year wait.

1 comment:

steakbellie said...

he was great in 'The Jerk'