The Absence of Guilt - Mark Gimenez

The Absence of Guilt

By Mark Gimenez

  • Release Date - Published: 2016-01-14
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Mark Gimenez
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 255 Ratings)

The Absence of Guilt Mark Gimenez read online review & book description:

An ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Cowboys Stadium during the Super Bowl.  A federal grand jury indicts twenty-four co-conspirators, including the most dangerous man in Dallas, Omar al Mustafa.  He is a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News.  His mosque is a veritable breeding ground for Islamic jihadists.  His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home.  The plot was thwarted, the terrorists are in jail, and the Super Bowl is safe.  The president goes on national television and proclaims:  "We won!"  

There is only one problem:  there is no evidence against Mustafa.  That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed U.S. District Judge A. Scott Fenney.  If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free.  But does the absence of guilt mean Mustafa is innocent?  And if he is innocent, who is guilty?  

The Super Bowl is just three weeks away.  And the game clock is ticking.

Author's Note

Back in the late 1980s, while I was a young partner in a large Dallas law firm, I met a terrorist.  I didn't know it at the time.  At a senior partner's request, I met with a potential client who wanted to invest $100 million in U.S. real estate.  He was an older Arab gentleman.  When I asked for his contact details, he gave me several locations in London and Europe; and then he said, "But there are times when I will be unavailable as I will be in the desert of Libya with Muammar Gaddafi."  I asked what he did for Gaddafi.  "Consult."  On what?  "Construction."  Of what?  "Projects."  He declined to be more specific.  After escorting him to the elevators, I went to the senior partner and convinced him that the firm didn't need this client.  We declined to represent him.  End of story.

Or so I thought.

About a year later, I read an article in a national news magazine that reported of his death—and that he was the man who had built Gaddafi's chemical weapons plant.  Sarin was reportedly produced at that plant.  Twenty-five years later, ISIS captured Libya's cache of sarin.  

I met the man who made that possible.

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  • Absence of guilt

    By nickname5452316
    OUTFREAKINSTANDING Really. If you like action, suspense, relationship stories, this is a DEFINITE MUST-READ.
  • Absence of Guilt

    By Dougstorycoach
    This is a great read. Mark really knows how to weave a great story. I love the characters, the judge and the kids and the extended family. There is a subtle backstory that speaks to equality and justice and the qualities that make the U.S. a great democracy. Read this authors books in sequence.
  • As good or better than Tom Clancy

    By Texmextom
    I could not put this book down. It is book about law and our Constitution but also a book about Islamic terrorist. It is a thriller that will keep you speed reading to get to the conclusion.
  • Couldn't put it down

    By a fan of this author
    This was a page turner. I couldn't put it down. Scary though because it truly shows the real world we are forced to live in due to hate.
  • Absence of Guilt

    By MSXDA
    Very amateurish. Story line, characters, setting in Dallas TX, very laughable. (I am a lawyer.) Wish Mr. Gimenez well, good luck. Make $$$$! I started scanning after about 400 pages. Thought the book author wrote with the main character, a traffic ticket, bicycle rider, living I Austin, was much better.
  • Love it

    By Mrs cpee
    M. Gimenez has done it again. Great book
  • Engrossing!

    By Joshfootballperson
    Excellent plot, well written. Page turner!

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