In our episode:
Guest host Mike recaps the first third of Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson, where Romeo and Juliet trade suicide by poison for blowing up their parents, your American Dream-Wife cleans the guns while cooking dinner, and Holt comes too late instead of too early.
Amazon Summary of the book:
Assistant District Attorney Mitch Holt suspects the wrong people have been arrested in the murder of Rudy Linneker. But if it wasn't Linneker's daughter and her fiance, who was it? And why do two of the city's most decorated and beloved cops look like they're not shooting straight? If they've planted evidence in this case, what else are they guilty of in the past?
Some Relevant characters:
Connie Holt: Mitch's wife, general badass
Farnum: Poor guy that takes the fall
Gould: Police Chief
Mitch Holt: Assistant DA, main character, workaholic
Rudy Linneker: Main char...whoops, nvm
McCoy: Well-respected detective
Hank Quinlan: Good detective, has a cane
Delmont Shayon: Married Linneker's daughter
Underwood: Newspaper man
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