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A COURAGEOUS NEWSMAN DARES TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE PARTISAN DIVISION PLAGUING AMERICA. Overcoming disabling injuries, Vietnam vet Paul Bernard becomes an award-winning journalist and television newsman known for holding a mirror to American society. Long critical of the radical right, after 9/11 Bernard attacks the Bush administration for Osama bin Laden’s escape and leading the nation into a disastrous war. On assignment in Iraq, he is killed under suspicious circumstances. Interwoven with the account of Bernard’s life is an interview of his mentor, Professor Augustus F.X. Flynn, by a magazine writer profiling him.Frustrated by Washington’s inaction, the two set out to discover who is behind the killing.
Book One tells of Paul Bernard’s Canadian immigrant roots, the patriotic and religious intensity of the early years, his coming of age. Then through the devastation of Vietnam to recovery and return, immersion in the New York newspaper scene. By now a noted commentator on Big Oil and critic of America’s Middle East dependency, Bernard’s experiences as a correspondent in Paris and Moscow are related in Book Two, his coverage of the great year 1989 in Europe, the Gulf War and the growing partisan divide in America. Bernard’s move to TV news is marked by bitter clashes with the radical right, culminating in his controversial stance against the Iraq War and the dramatic final events of the story.