Saturday, September 10, 2011
THE GOOD FATHER
Dr. Paul Allen is the chief rheumatologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He spends his working days investigating patients' symptoms to discover their underlying illnesses.
When his son Daniel is accused of killing a rising political star slated to be the next president of the United States, Allen is unable to believe that Daniel is guilty, and employs the same investigative skills to try to prove Daniel's innocence despite overwhelming evidence.
Told mostly through the viewpoint of the father, we follow Paul's determined path to love and support his son, the product of his first marriage. His continued inability to accept even the possibility of Daniel's guilt puts incredible strain on his second family, even as his career is disintegrating.
THE GOOD FATHER is interspersed with flashbacks to real-life famous or infamous assassinations from the '60s to present day, as well as Daniel's journey leading up to the shooting. Coupled with the love and guilt carried by the father, Hawley has written an emotional story that's not easily forgotten.
Pub. Date: March 2012
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