Ruthless Villain — I’m not talking about MC Ren from NWA, but a book by Gary Chafetz. Mr. Chafetz is a Boston journalist who set out to chronicle the scandal involving conservative gun-for-hire and super-lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. Instead he uncovered a Shakespearean tragedy of deceit, betrayal and political vendetta in which the true villains are Presidential aspirant John McCain, the Washington Post newspaper and the U.S. Department of Justice–all of whom participated in the railroading of an innocent man.
Chafetz benefited from exclusive and unconditional access to the jailed Abramoff and to many never-before-released documents. The blizzard of stories originating from the Washington political machine painted Abramoff as an implausibly greedy lobbyist who cheated Indian tribes, bribed politicians and corrupted the political process–a fascinating tale but, ultimately, untrue. The true story, as Chafetz recounts in The Perfect Villain, is even more riveting and compelling.
In stores on Tuesday, September 16th. click here to purchase this book
References of Interest:
Washington Post – 09/05/08 “Abramoff Gets Reduced Sentence of Four Years in Prison”