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* praise for Case Closed

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 27, 2012

READERS Praise Case Closed  …

  • Case Closed is a fast-paced thriller.
  • The writing is sparse, driven by a plausible plot that allows the reader to think through the crime/mystery along with the protagonist. Despite the troubling reality of the subject matter, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating read.
  • CASE CLOSED is excellent, a great page-turner. I was impressed with how deftly Weinstein moved between fact and fiction.
  • I think (fear?) that this novel tells the real story of the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • This book serves as an example of one of the great uses of fiction: using the power of imagination to make a point, build a case through the power of story, when the writer can’t access the facts (here the facts are hidden in the backrooms of power).
  • CASE CLOSED opened my mind.
  • Case Closed leaves you with the thought that perhaps someone else could really have been accountable for this horrendous crime.
  • My biggest problem with CASE CLOSED is it is too believable. I would not be at all surprised if Lewis Weinstein’s fictionalized novel about the FBI’s anthrax investigation turned out to be more truth than fiction.
  • If one follows Mr. Weinstein’s blog (http://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/), it becomes clear that the CASE is far from CLOSED.
  • This is not just a good book, but an important one.
  • Weinstein knew there were demons embedded in the FBI’s story, and they haunted him. For weeks he could not rest until he’d put pen to paper. This novel is the result.
  • Case Closed provides a solid background of the 2001 anthrax case which could not have been attained through the news media. It was concise and informative and offered credibility to the events which in my opinion could have very likely occurred.
  • Fiction?? Maybe?? But I don’t think so!! More likely an excellent interpretation of what may have really happened.
  • The FBI’s mishandling of the anthrax attacks investigation is just another example of the way the past administration “managed” events to fit their agenda.
  • Lew is a great investigative writer.
  • The book is compelling, once you start you cannot put it down … and the end is … Well you will have to read it to find out.
  • Case Closed reads fast and well. It could have happened just the way the author said. Full of intrigue mixed in with almost current events. The real people are just behind the fictional ones.
  • The author states loud and clear that this book is fiction … but the investigation of the Anthrax attacks makes one stop and really think about it.
  • Weinstein raises some very interesting and disturbing theories. If it was not meant to make one think about the real situation, the book would still be a great read. It is suspenseful and a real page turner.
  • Please tell me it’s not true!
  • The writer acknowledges that the novel is fiction, but …
  • Responsible Americans who believe in holding our government accountable for its actions should read Case Closed to be more informed of the facts (of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the subsequent FBI investigation), regardless of whether they come to agree with the author’s theory. More investigation is needed.
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