The day before he was to be sentenced for his role in a bribery conspiracy, Pennsylvania Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer held a news conference and shocked the world by pulling out a .357 Magnum revolver.
He alleged widespread, uninvestigated corruption in his case. Before a roomful of stunned reporters and unblinking cameras, he shot himself to death.
In The Sins of Our Fathers, two young writers set out to learn the truth behind Dwyer’s conviction and fall.
They discover dark secrets about their hometown, and a century of hidden history leading to the treasurer’s death.
The writers soon find themselves falling over the same stumbling blocks that tripped previous generations in their town.
‘Sons trip on the same stones as their fathers,’ they write.
This classic and hard-to-find book has been revised with a compelling new afterword.