- ISBN: 9781501211454
As World War I draws to a close, the population of Newport, Rhode Island, seems to double overnight when twenty-five thousand rowdy seamen descend on the Naval Training Station. Drinking,... more
As World War I draws to a close, the population of Newport, Rhode Island, seems to double overnight when twenty-five thousand rowdy seamen descend on the Naval Training Station. Drinking, prostitution, and other depravities follow the sailors, transforming the upscale town into what many residents - including young lawyer William Bartlett, whose genteel family has lived in Newport for generations - consider to be a moral cesspool.
When sailors accuse a beloved local clergyman of sexual impropriety, William feels compelled to fight back. He agrees to defend the minister against the shocking allegations, despite facing dire personal and professional consequences. But when the trial grows increasingly sensational, and when outrageous revelations echo all the way from Newport to the federal government, William must confront more than just the truth - he must confront the very nature of good and evil.
Based on real-life events, 'Certainty' recalls a war-torn era when the line between right and wrong became dangerously blurred.
Certainty by Victor Bevine, narrated by tbc
(01 Dec 2014)
(01 Dec 2014)