The Last Stone (left unturned)

I’m fascinated by reconstructions. I’ve done many of them myself — in books and magazine feature stories — and love the challenge of bringing alive events in the past so vividly that readers feel as though they were there. U.S. journalist Mark Bowden’s most recent book, The Last Stone, is a fine example of this. A couple of years ago, a man suspected of a dreadful crime was interrogated by a team of detectives, the entire 70 hours videotaped and available to Bowden, as were other invaluable tools. It’s a glimpse into a side of police work that most of us only see in movies and TV series.

My essay/review is in The National Post here: The Last Stone

And on my site under “Book Reviews” here: The Last Stone

Mark Bowden, author of “Black Hawk Down” to discuss new book, “The Last Stone,” at National Press Club Headliners event June 24