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August 30, 2017

Terry Jastrow wrote a guest post for The Writer’s Digest about the role of conflict in a plot. Conflict, he writes, creates drama, and a plot that is simply interesting is not enough to make a story compelling. You can read his full post, “How to Find Content That Yields Drama,” here.

August 25, 2017

Norm Goldman interviewed Terry Jastrow and also reviewed The Trial of Prisoner 043 for Bookpleasures. com. In his review, he writes that The Trial of Prisoner 043 is “a powerful novel ” and that it “is engaging . . . [T]he court proceedings are never dull and just when you believe one side has the upper hand, the other strikes it down as if we are witnessing a close tennis match.”  You can read his interview with Terry here, and the full review here.

August 21, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer were interviewed by WTOP about The Trial of Prisoner 043. You can read the interview highlights , and audio of the full interview with WTOP’s Jason Fraley is available here.

August 19, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Terry and Anne at the DC-area Barnes & Noble (McLean, VA).

August 18, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer were guests on Good Morning Washington on WJLA-TV. You can watch the segment below and find out more here.

August 15, 2017

Hilary Williamson reviewed The Trial of Prisoner 043 for BookLoons. In her review, she writes:

[T]he trial itself is engrossing. The issues of weapons of mass destruction – and the failure to find any – are addressed, as are the unintended consequences of the war, that we are still dealing with today. Media reactions are credibly portrayed as well.

You can read the full review here.

August 12, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was featured on the In Our Spare Time blog. The reviewer writes:

The story is an interesting mix of both fact and fiction and the author does so very skillfully…Overall, I thought the book was fascinating and if you enjoy legal or political dramas I think you’ll feel the same way. In the end, the story made me think, which is probably what the author’s goal was in the first place.

You can read the full review here.

August 12, 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined Terry and Anne at The Strand Bookstore in New York City.

August 12, 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined Terry and Anne at Vroman’s Book Store. Their friend, Michael Doven, took these terrific photos at the event.

Below are some additional photos from the event and the book signing.

August 10, 2017

Mad Bros Media interviewed Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer at University Book Store. They discussed The Trial of Prisoner 043 as well as how Terry and Anne met. You can watch the interview below.

August 10, 2017

Carl Kozlowski wrote about The Trial of Prisoner 043 and Anne Archer and Terry Jastrow’s relationship for Pasadena Weekly. You can read the full article, “Terry Jastrow imagines placing President George W. Bush on trial for war crimes,” here.

August 9, 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined Terry and Anne at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA.

August 9, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer were guests on the Dori Monson Show on KIRO Radio.  You can listen to their interview below:

August 8, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer really enjoyed meeting everyone who joined them on Tuesday evening at the University Book Store in Seattle.

     

August 6, 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined Terry on Sunday, August 6, at The Book Passage.

August 2, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed on Cheryl’s Book Nook. In it, she writes that “The Trial of Prisoner 043 is a very good read… Jastrow captures the essence of Bush.” You can read the full review here.

August 1, 2017

Terry Jastrow spoke at Diesel and signed books to celebrate the release of The Trial of Prisoner 043. You can watch a short video of the event here:

The full video with Q&A is available below:

August 1, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed for the blog Ava Reads. The review notes that the book bursts with “precision and passion, rare intelligence and a journalistic integrity” and that:

Terry Jastrow’s debut novel – simultaneously fictional and historically compelling – pulsates with a throbbing plot and quintessential questions of the criminality of the Iraq War.

You can read the full review here.

August 1, 2017

Bookpage published Terry Jastrow’s article, “Exploring a Historical What-If,” as a web exclusive. In it, Terry writes:

Some may ask if my novel can make a difference. I hope and believe it will. The voices of artists are the most powerful in advocating for the protection and preservation of human rights, dignity, and peace. It seems evident that governments, militaries, and the press will not oppose unnecessary wars, as each profits greatly from war. Only the impassioned voices of fair-minded people around the world can oppose war and promote the preservation of the common good. The concept of peace, not war, needs to be constantly communicated, and no group can communicate more effectively than artists.

You can read his full post here.

August 1, 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Publication Day at Diesel Books.

August 1, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed for Mystery Suspense Reviews. Their review writes:

It’s a very well-written courtroom drama, one that may look back with 20/20 hindsight… Well done first novel.

You can read the full review here.

August 1, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed for J Bronder Book Reviews. Her review writes that:

This story is a great what if idea. What if Bush was held accountable for everything that happened when he invaded Iraq? Would he be found justified? Would he be sentenced? The possibilities are endless… a great concept.

You can read the full review here.

August 1, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer were guests on KTLA Morning News on Channel 5 in the Los Angeles area. You can watch their interview with host Sam Rubin below.

July 31, 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed for Heather Eagar’s Wonder of Words blog. In her review, she writes:

How do I describe this novel? Riveting. Complex. Confusing. And Brilliant.

You can read her full review here.

July 31, 2017

Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer were guests on VoiceAmerica’s Positive Living show with host Patricia Raskin. You can listen to their segment below.

July 30, 2017

Leslie Katz interviewed Terry Jastrow about The Trial of Prisoner 043 for the San Francisco Examiner. She spoke to Terry about his research process and his motivation for writing the book. You can read her full article, “Terry Jastrow novel imagines Bush facing war crimes trial,” here.

July 28, 2017

Terry Jastrow and The Trial of Prisoner 043 were featured in the Beverly Hills Courier. You can read the full article here.

July 28, 2017

Deborah Kalb interviewed Terry Jastrow for her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb. You can read the full interview here.

July 28, 2017

The National Examiner reviewed The Trial of Prisoner 043 and featured the book in the National Examiner Giveaway. You can read the review here and find information about the giveaway here.

July 26, 2017

Miriam Downey reviewed The Trial of Prisoner 043 on her blog, The Cyberlibrarian. You can read the full review here.

July 25, 2017

Paul Sladkus interviewed Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer  for Good News Planet. You can listen to their interview below, and you can find out more information here.

July 25, 2017

Tim Gebhart reviewed The Trial of Prisoner 043 on Blog Critics. In it, he praises “Jastrow’s ingenious use of the law” and calls The Trial of Prisoner 043 “provocative” and “a thought-provoking read.” You can read his review, which was also featured in the Seattle Posthere.

July 25, 2017

A review of The Trial of Prisoner 043 was featured on The Good Men Project. In it, reviewer Jay Snook writes:

I really liked The Trial of Prisoner 043. This novel starts off strong and doesn’t lose momentum for one moment.

You can read the full review, “‘The Trial of Prisoner 043’ Weaves a Powerful Narrative,” here.

July 2017

Librarian Amy Nickless posted a review of The Trial of Prisoner 043 on her blog. In it, she writes:

Readers who like legal fiction would enjoy The Trial of Prisoner 043. And the first chapter with the abduction would also appeal to those who like Tom Clancy novels.

You can read her full review here.

July 2017

Goodreads is holding a book giveaway for The Trial of Prisoner 043. The giveaway ends on July 30th. You can enter to win a free copy of the book here.

July 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed on Men Reading Books. He writes:

The plot of The Trial of Prisoner 043 by Terry Jastrow grabbed me from the start…Jastrow has done a remarkable job, and if the topic interests you, this is a must read.

You can read his full review at Men Reading Books and also on Amazon.

July 2017

The Trial of Prisoner 043 was reviewed in the Midwest Book Review. You can read the full review below.

The Trial of Prisoner 043 is a political novel based on real events and opens with former President Bush’s kidnapping in Scotland, where he confronts a court of international law in an indictment over his illegal war with Iraq. As court proceedings involve a savvy prosecutor, a talented Iraqi attorney, and a president forced to defend the notion that his actions after 9/11 were not intended to support a personal vendetta, readers are treated to a cast of characters who range from real political figures such as Condoleezza Rice to fictional political and legal figures who raise many questions, from the legal authority of an American president to wage a war that violates international law to its presence and pressures upon political systems in other countries. By now, it should be clear that The Trial of Prisoner 043 is no ordinary political thriller. The kinds of questions it raises, its careful ability to toe the line between real facts and higher-level thinking and questions, and its mix of intrigue with court proceedings place it on the level of John Grisham, but with a deeper attention to political detail and broader ethical and moral considerations that make it especially intriguing for political-minded readers.
As bloggers, regulators, political personalities and special interests coalesce in the courtroom, readers are treated to a tense exploration of American choices, rights, and challenges in a story which is hard to put down.
Readers of both political and legal thrillers are in for a real treat with such a mix and its close attention to fictional and nonfiction detail and the kinds of ethical questions raised by high-level political decisions.

–D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

July 2017

Terry Jastrow attended the New York Book Expo and had a great time meeting fans and other authors.

    

June 2017

Michael Wisner, editor of The Piper, wrote an advance review of The Trial of Prisoner 043.  He writes:

This soon-to-be-released novel by multi-Emmy winning producer, screenwriter and playwright, Terry Jastrow is a welcomed addition to the otherwise recently barren landscape of legal thrillers. Not since A Few Good Men has the tension, consequences and gotcha moments of a take-no-prisoners trial been captured so expertly.

You can read his full review here.

June 6, 2016

Press Release: Trial of Jane Fonda. Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will return to the UK to star as “Jane Fonda” in a brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July. (read more)

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