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Why?: A courtroom drama of self-discovery

by R. H. King Jr.

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Book Title: Why?
Author: R. H. King Jr.
Publisher: Walden Road Publishing
ISBN: 9780990340003
Reviewed by Michele Tater of The Couch Tater Review

“The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
Pablo Picasso

Why indeed. What causes a Professor to come to class with two guns and without warning, start shooting at his students. Surely, he must be insane to have committed such a crime or was he? Dan Jackson just wants answers just like the town does, but going to trial to is the only way he sees in finding them. Just another court room drama theme book right? Wrong so very wrong. Wait for the end, that holy crap what just happen conclusion. The reader with go from why? to What the f*** just happen?

Think this might just be the normal book about a terrible crime and the justice system righting the wrong book, I was going to rate it a 4 out of 5. What changed my mind was the ending that I didn’t see coming---at all. I can not even hint at what it is because I don’t believe in giving spoils in my reviews. So guess what? Yes that is right....you will have to read the book. No cheating and only reading the ending either, trust me it is more dramatic when you read the entire book. Here is hoping Mr. King has some more amazing books in the making; I am planning on reading them. ( )
  bluesky1775 | Oct 30, 2014 |
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Dartmouth professor Dan Jackson did not want to murder his students. Yet, when he finds two pistols perched on top of the mid-term exams in his briefcase, he cannot resist the impulse to pull out the guns and start shooting. Now Dan struggles to find the answer to the question that haunts him: why did he kill fifteen of his students? Dan’s search for the answer must be pursued through his defense to the criminal charges and possible death penalty. However, his grizzled, pony-tailed lawyer does not want to know why Dan shot his students -- he wants to use Dan’s ignorance as the basis for an insanity defense. That defense opens the door for prosecution and defense psychiatrists to probe for the answer in Dan’s troubled past, with seemingly inconclusive results. Dan still holds out hope that the answer will be revealed during a trial that is filled with surprise testimony and withering cross-examinations. But if the answer is discovered, will it provide Dan with the solace he desires?

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