Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now
About the Book
Johnny Desmond is a racist and a believer in white separatism. He tells us of past exploits and then, on instructions from his mentor, beats up a Jewish college professor. Johnny also tells the back story of how he was born in Mississippi but ended up in foster care in Iowa, where he is bounced from family to family and often abused. Finally he ends up at reform school. He finds comfort and family with Peter, the head of Iowa’s right-wing commandoes. He also is willing to do the dirty work of the movement. After he places a bomb, he realizes that someone is in the building. It’s also the story of a Des Moines detective who arrests Johnny. Johnny goes on trial for arson, attempted murder and several other charges, enough to have him spend the rest of his life in prison. There is a lot of evidence against him, but will that include the testimony of the man who was left in the building? Will Johnny go to prison? Will he choose the right woman to be with for the rest of his life? And, will he find his mother again? Find out in Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now.
About the Author
Thomas Patrick Graves of Des Moines, Iowa, is a retired former lawyer, magistrate judge and, in an earlier careers, an association executive, newspaper reporter and magazine editor. As a lawyer he defended numerous criminal defendants. A former freelance writer, he has written one previous novel and has two more in the works. Graves has been married for 48 years to his wife, Karen. They have two adult children and four grandchildren whom he adores. A voracious reader and frequent traveler, Graves is also the survivor of two primary cancers in recent years. His treatment from Kansas University Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic has him currently hopeful about his future health.