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She was there.
Lisa agrees to help, resolved to boldly seek answers she's skirted for decades. What she discovers are layers of deception, both personal and professional, reaching as high as the head of the FBI. Possibly even the president.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.
The Civil Rights Movement is less than a distant memory to Lisa Waldrenit is someone elses memory altogether, passed on to her through the pages of history. Her life as a federal prosecutor in Boston feels utterly remote from the marches in the South that changed her fathers generationand the entire nationforever.
But the truth is, she was there.
When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray . . . and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder.
Soon, Lisa finds herself in the dangerous world her father had shielded her from as a child. After some searching, the Waldrens find the other little girl from the photo and, in the process, uncover conspiracy mere steps away from the likes of Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and J. Edgar Hoover.
Based on real events and a photograph snapped by author Lis Wiehls own G-man father, Snapshot is a remarkably original marriage of mystery and history.
Lis Wiehl is one of the nations most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded legal commentators. The former legal analyst for Fox News and the OReilly Factor, she has appeared regularly on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and the Imus morning shows, and was the host of the Wiehl of Justice podcast. She is also a professor at New York Law School and a host on the Law & Crime live trial network. A former legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPRs All Things Considered, she also served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorneys office and was a tenured professor of law at the University of Washington. Wiehl earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her MA in literature from the University of Queensland. She lives near New York City.
Wiehls latest is captivating and difficult to put down. Racial tensions run high, subtle faith elements unite the historical mysteries and the authors personal connection to the story adds to the realism. Readers can piece the clues together along with the characters. A secondary storyline about President Kennedys cabinet is neatly tied in. ---RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 star TOP PICK
Crisp writing and believable characters make Snapshot an absorbing read. ---CBA Retailers + Resources Magazine
Author Lis Wiehl weaves an intriguing plot inspired by actual events and embellished with colorful characters and plenty of suspense . . . Wiehl infuses the book with ample doses of history, justice, greed, power and the human condition. All in all, SNAPSHOT is a great read. ---Bookreporter.com