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A Review: The Whistleblower – The Masterpiece of our times

30 January 2012 No Comment

Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press writes the following in The Whistleblower – The Masterpiece of our times:

Investigative journalist/‘whistleblower’ par excellence Marinka Peschmann wrote The Whistleblower, (One Rock Ink Publishing), released January 1 and available on Amazon and Kindle. The Whistleblower tells the riveting, fully documented story of “How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage”.

The Whistleblower tells in fast-moving chapters the tawdry tale of what happens when someone plumbs the corrupt world of U.S. politics; it’s the quintessential chronicle about how the play always remains the same, with only different players coming by turn before the stage footlights.

The Whistleblower takes the reader out of the security of everyday life and into a world where well-laid plans for silencing whistleblowers and smashing human lives come as easy as a president and his Mrs. removing that evening’s tux and pearls before bedtime.

This is a true story that keeps you reading the book until the last page, and one that keeps you thinking long after you come to its end. There is no happy ending in The Whistleblower largely because political corruption is a story that never ends.

From its opening pages where author Peschmann and Linda Tripp meet up for the first time—both for the sake of physical safety having to wear disguises—The Whistleblower becomes impossible to put down.

The truth never comes in blossomed and beribboned boxes. As Peschmann pointed out in a radio interview about her book on a recent Jerry Doyle show,
“Both sides in any issue claim monopoly on the truth but the truth is usually found in the middle”.

But getting to the middle is never a pleasant stroll through the park.

“If you see corruption, document it, Peschmann told Boyle. “When you serve under corruption you can become just as corrupt.”

Things get ugly for whistleblowers in a “kill the messenger” era. Ditto for reporters/cum authors, going behind the scenes to dig out the truth.

Nor is the unvarnished truth always guaranteed a welcome mat.

About The Whistleblower its author writes: “The story reveals a disturbing truth, the strategies and tactics that protected the Clinton White House from prosecution have reemerged and are being used today in the Obama administration—widely considered to be the Clintons’ third term in office. These corrupting games played at the highest levels jeopardize liberty, the freedom of speech, and make a mockery out of rule of law.”

How old are the cobwebs on true life characters Tripp, Monica Lewinsky and Ken Starr? Not very. Their parts in the play may have been left behind by an indolent mainstream media even as others who replace them are still playing out the contemporary scenes in the Obama administration.

As Peschmann points out “The Whistleblower begins before the indictments of the Clinton White House were abandoned as yesterday’s news and the legal resolve for convictions had been exhausted.”

And Peschmann, who went undercover to go right to the horse’s mouth, was there.

It has been said that The Whistleblower “reads like a morality play—an allegory for our era offering a far greater message for America and a path to redemption for our political system through its often surprising exposé of well-known and less-known characters of the Clinton era.”

To this writer, the riveting book reads more like the most captivating of spy novels, better because its foundation is True Crime, not fiction.

Some say that the best line in the chilling book is, “The Obama administration is the Clinton administration on steroids”.

For life’s whistleblowers it’s never too late to turn the tables.

The Whistleblower rings timely warning bells that the Clintons, still wearing their imaginary crowns, are waiting to reemerge from the stage wings.

Meanwhile, it would take a real whistleblower to uncover the story and chronicle the Life and Times of Linda Tripp, the Whistleblower of our Times.

In finding the ever elusive truth, it is those working quietly in the background who prove most successful in bringing the real story to the surface; those rare few far too busy finding what matters to make time for bows in the limelight; those like investigative journalist Marinka Peschmann who steadfastly refuse to put themselves ahead of the story.

Read it all here.

Thank you Judi, I am deeply grateful and humbled.


Update: Check out this comment from a CFP reader in Russia!

Thank you ever so much for being such a good adviser, dear Ms McLeod – I just can’t stop to think how lucky I am to see the time, when, thanks to the net and to the Kindle (and to CFP, naturally), it’s possible to read in Russia the recommended American book just a few minutes after your recommendation! You are absolutely right: it takes a really exceptional willpower (like mine) to put this book away after even a few whistleblowing pages – too many work this evening, alas, but right after the nightcap… Thanks, thanks, thanks! Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Posted by Rostislav on 01/30 at 12:28 PM | #