A dying man tells his only child, Frankie, of his part in a murder. The date of the telling is 1996 and the story is told in flashback style of the mid 1940’s. Charlie Cahill committed the murder of Michigan Senator, Harry Maynard, then presided as the assistant prosecuting attorney for Maynard’s trial. Political corruption is rampant throughout the book; sometimes leaving you wondering who’s working for whom. The action keeps you reading and the surprises at the end will make you want to read the story again.
The author, William C. Whitbeck, was the Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has based his book, To Account for Murder, on the actual slaying of Michigan’s Senator, Warren G. Hooper.