The bestselling author of Fatal Vision tells another harrowing tale of the dark side of the American Dream. To the residents of Toms River, New Jersey, the Marshalls were the perfect couple. Then Rob Marshall called to report the slaying of his wife. Sympathy poured in until disturbing facts of gambling, sex and murder began tearing the mask off Rob Marshall to expose a coldhearted killer. Already a bestseller, Blind Faith will have a full-page ad in People Magazine's "top ten" edition. HC: Putnam. (Nonfiction)
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Joe McGinniss is the author of eleven other non-fiction works and one novel.From Publishers Weekly:
Rob Marshall, member of the country-club set of Toms River, N.J., led a freewheeling life of casino gambling, parties and astronomical debt. But Rob was also a civic leader and family man, so his three teenaged sons couldn't believe it when their father was put on trial for having their mother, Maria, murdered in order to collect $1.5 million in insurance and pursue a sexual affair with a neighbor's wife. This true-crime book is about the three boys' crumbling faith in their smooth-talking, high-flying father; on that level, it is often moving and heart-wrenching. It also concerns a suburban coterie's faith in a you-can-have-anything-you-want philosophy and the social and class tensions within one community. Rob's mistress was a friend of a high-ranking New Jersey political figure; drug dealing, loansharking and conspiracy were elements in the unfolding courtroom drama that McGinniss skillfully re-creates. While the story lacks the inherent sizzle of his Fatal Vision , it is absorbing nonetheless. The case took some bizarre twists, as when the wife of the accused hit-man went to live in the bereaved sons' house. First serial to Rolling Stone and Ladies' Home Journal; TV rights to NBC-TV; BOMC and Reader's Digest Condensed Books selections.
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110708845592
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0708845592