Former U.S. Associate Attorney General Webb Hubbell Debuts Thriller, "When Men Betray"

Charlotte, NC, April 30, 2014 --( “John Grisham, move over—the legal thriller has a new master! 'When Men Betray' is the real thing, a gripping, literate thriller from an author who knows the courthouse …. Breath-stopping action, romance, and suspense rush forward to a climactic ending that will keep the sharpest readers guessing.” ~ Steven Spruill, author of Ice Men

"When Men Betray" (Beaufort Books, May 2014) is the first novel by established author Webb Hubbell. Set in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, this page-turner tests friendship, family, and race relations while delving deeply—indeed cynically—into the behavior of politicians, lawyers, judges, and the accused. Readers will be immersed into a steamy world behind southern garden parties and polite facades—a seedy underbelly of secrets, betrayals, and the possibility of redemption. As former mayor of Little Rock, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, and Associate Attorney General of the United States appointed by former President Bill Clinton, Webb Hubbell is an expert in the intricacies of the U.S. government and our criminal justice system. He has firsthand experience on both sides of the bench and brings his unique knowledge and experience to every page.

When Men Betray is the first novel in a series centered on Hubbell’s main character, antitrust lawyer Jack Patterson.

“'When Men Betray' is a delightful page-turner, a crime/mystery that captivates the reader from the first page with wonderfully detailed descriptions that made me feel I was in Little Rock. It is clear he drew liberally from his own fascinating life.” ~R. Keith Stroup, Esq., founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

"Webb Hubbell has been 'in power' and 'under power' and knows both sides of the street intimately. This tale takes off with the speed of the pistol shot that opens it and never slackens its pace. Yet at the end of this intriguing, engaging thriller, you realize it is actually a tale about decency and values. I loved it and I know readers will too.” ~Peter Coyote actor/writer

“A brilliant read.” ~Anne Harding Woodworth, author of The Artemis Sonnets, Etc.

"In When Men Betray, Webb Hubbell's insider knowledge of politics and natural storytelling ability combine for a shrewd mystery exposing the wooly underside of southern culture and government. May this be the first of many Hubbell novels." ~B. Brandon Barker, author of Operation EMU

About The Author
Webb Hubbell is a nationally recognized author and a popular speaker on government, business, and law. He has held executive positions in national government and industry including: Associate Attorney General of the United States, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, Managing Partner of the Rose Law Firm, and Executive and Chief Counsel for a large Washington-based commercial insurance company.
Webb Hubbell
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