A tragic suicide, a likely murder, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story giving them a frightening perspective on justice corrupted and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power. Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate, the FBI, and the White House. This true story is a scathing attack on corrupt prosecutors, the judges who turned a blind eye to these injustices, and the president who has promoted them to powerful political positions.
It is rare that a non fiction book about a serious subject reads like a captivating “page turner”. I found the book well written and attractively presented. The author clearly depicts a serious and cynical manipulation of the justice system and multiple failures of the judiciary. Yet, when courts have acted appropriately in these cases justice was done. But even when courts have overturned convictions, those accused have suffered gravely while subjected to the accusations and subsequent procedures.
I recommend this book as a “must read” for all who are concerned about ethics in the justice system.
It is an interesting and pertinent book that, I believe, already has a positive impact.
I’m part way through this book and can’t put it down, especially since I keep hearing names associated with Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration. It is a barn burner.