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The Trial of George W. Bush [a novel]

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The Trial of George W. Bush: is “Provocative . . .  Jastrow shines . . .  intriguing thought experiment.”

—Publishers Weekly

About the Novel

Following the worst terrorist attacks in American history on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush pledged to bring those responsible to justice, especially the mastermind, Osama bin Laden. After failing to capture Bin Laden in Afghanistan, George W. Bush shifted his attention and that of his country to Saddam Hussein and Iraq, neither of which had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks (as history has proven). Bush, Jr. wanted a war in Iraq, and with the help of others in his administration, he succeeded in waging one regardless of the cost of human lives or his country’s treasury. George W. Bush’s Iraq War lasted eight and a half years, killed tens of thousands of people, and cost the United States trillions of dollars. In Terry Jastrow’s new novel, THE TRIAL of GEORGE W. BUSH, past evil deeds are exposed and reckoned with in a most unexpected way. At a time when America’s political leadership has alienated itself from the rest of the world, the scales of justice respond in a trial at the International Criminal Court in which former president Bush is accused of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. This fascinating trial brings together eyewitness testimony from a former Secretary of State, the Commander of the U.S. Central Command that oversaw military operations, an American counter-terrorism expert, and a female Iraqi blogger who read from the blogs she wrote while Bush’s war was destroying her country. After the trial filled with contentious testimony and covered by an overzealous media, a captive worldwide public awaited the determination of Bush’s fate. Will he be found guilty or not? The surprising verdict is revealed in this fascinating—and politically resonant—new novel.
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The Trial of George W. Bush, a Novel, is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, AbeBooks, and at other retail stores. Learn more about the Audiobook version.

What they’re saying…

“The way the book is written is extremely realistic. The reader will feel like he is in the courtroom. The tension is clear and even frightening at times. The trial leads to an unexpected conclusion that you will have to read to discover.”

– Mystery Suspense Reviews

“Terry Jastrow’s debut novel – simultaneously fictional and historically compelling – pulsates a throbbing plot and quintessential questions of the criminality of the Iraq War. With precision and passion, rare intelligence and a journalistic integrity, THE TRIAL OF GEORGE W. BUSH delivers Bush to The Hague’s ICC (International Criminal Court) to be tried for war crimes. Fast and furious, THE TRIAL of GEORGE W. BUSH resonates as we realize that we do not have the freedom to attack other countries because we disagree with their form of government or we need their resources for our own benefit – or do we? Spectacular.”

– The Review Broads

“If hindsight is 20/20, what is foresight? A question posed existentially in a fascinating new book, THE TRIAL OF GEORGE W. BUSH, written by Terry Jastrow. While the prosecution has the advantage of hindsight, the defense is restricted to foresight, and the reader must reconcile the two. The question becomes, what would you have done given the same circumstances? It’s a seductive question that makes the book a must-read. There is also a shock on the last page.”

– Bob Dowling, former Publisher and Editor in Chief, Hollywood Reporter

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Terry Jastrow’s latest novel The Trial of George W. Bush is now available in stores. Order your paperback copy or download the Kindle or Audiobook version.