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And the Sea Will Tell spins a riveting story--a story that could have been the backbone for a classic novel by Herman Melville or Joseph Conrad. Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. Instead of getting away from it all, they take it with them-- their pasts and prejudices, and the petty battles over status and material goods that arise from their different social classes. Only two people out of the original four live through the experience. One of them has the extraordinary good luck to be defended in court by master attorney Vincent Bugliosi (author of Helter Skelter). As the Los Angeles Times writes, "The book succeeds on all counts. The final pages are some of the most suspenseful in trial literature." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In 1974, wealthy Californians Mac and Muff Graham sailed to Palmyra Island, 1000 miles south of Hawaii, in their boat the Sea Wind . Buck Walker and Jennifer Jenkins arrived soon after on the same atoll, fleeing drug charges in Hawaii. Several months later, Walker and Jenkins returned to Hawaii in the Sea Wind , claiming that the Grahams were presumed dead when the dinghy in which they had gone fishing was washed ashore unmanned. However, in 1980, vacationers on Palmyra found bones soon identified as those of Muff Graham, who was determined to have been shot. Walker and Jenkins were charged with murder: in separate San Francisco trials, he was sentenced to life imprisonment and she was acquitted. Writing with Henderson ( Empire of Deceit) , Bugliosi ( Helter Skelter ), who served as Jenkins's attorney, offers a case history which could have been a true-crime classic if not for the 250 tedious pages devoted to his client's 23-day trial. Photos not seen by PW. Literary Guild main selection.
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The story is good but too much detail from author regarding every small detail of the trail and his strategy to win.Published 1 day ago by Faun G Ryser
Very interesting story which captivated me from the 2nd page on.Published 1 day ago by Ron Chartier
This is a book that is hard to put down. True story...will hold your interest.Published 3 days ago by dmw
Mr. Bugliosi did a wonderful painting the first part of the story. Second half was good in parts, but way, way too many words....typical attorney.Published 19 days ago by Dd
One of my favorite books ever. My original copy was falling apart so I ordered a replacement. I've read this book at least 3 times, and I highly recommend it, you won't be... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Carole
Bugliosi was so much into himself and winning. He said he never defended anyone he thought was guilty. I'm just not convinced. He should be glad I didn't sit on that jury.Published 1 month ago by patricia broadhurst
This is a favorite book.
I have read it a few times and ordered this one for my Doctor.
The book started off for me in an intriguing manner. I couldn't wait to finish it. However, I was most disappointed as I read on as the technicalities of the trial became boring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lesley