"Fire & Fury" Facts vs "Betrayal of Justice" Fiction

Earlier this month, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff hit the bookshelves. As you may know, it tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

Through regular access to the White House and more than 200 interviews, Wolfe gives an account into the day-to-day operations of the Trump Administration and what it is like to work for the POTUS. His portrayal of Trump is of a man unfit for office – the king of discord and disunion, not only temperamentally and intellectually unfit, but psychologically unfit. According to Wolfe, Trump didn’t even want to win the election, and no one around him thought he would.

Before Wolfe wrote Fire & Fury, I wrote two novels. As I was publishing the first one, Betrayal of Faith, the presidential election was winding down. The deep divisions that exist in our country are disturbing to me. I began to consider the consequences of electing a president who might attempt to implement unconstitutional or discriminatory practices. Would the White House, and subsequently the country, be in chaos? Less than six months later, I completed and published Betrayal of Justice, a highly-relevant, legal-political novel that weaves criminal justice, corruption, and bigotry with political realism.

Fire & Fury portrays the real first year of a controversial presidency. Betrayal of Justice portrays a fictional one. Check them out - which is fact and which is fiction? It’s hard to tell.

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