by Max Brantley
“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 Webb Hubbell. Set in his home town of Little Rock, Arkansas, this page-turner tests friendship, family, and race relations, and delves 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 and 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 well- versed in the intricacies of the US government and our criminal justice system. He has first-hand 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 Hubbell is creating centered on his main character, antitrust lawyer Jack Patterson.
“When Men Betray is a delightful page-turner, 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)
“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 speaker on government, business, and law. He has held executive level positions in government and industry including: U.S. Associate Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock Arkansas, Managing Partner of the second largest law firm in Arkansas, and Executive and Chief Counsel for a large Washington based Commercial Insurance Company.