Monday, May 18, 2009

The Book's First Reviews -- Part II

The second independent review of the book comes from Jody who writes:

I must have been living under a rock in 2007 because I had no idea about the D.C. Madam other than a few brief headlines. I was intrigued from page 1 of this book and horrified with the injustice served in the criminal and civil cases the DC Madam was confronted with. The escort and prostitution industries are an industry that need to change, and by change I truly believe legalization. It is clear in history that these services are only charged by the government at times when it serves their needs. Many exist peacefully for decades with no government interference.

Montgomery Sibley has done an excellent job of telling Deborah Jeane Palfrey's story. He was involved with her case and a confidant but I feel that he has gone out of his way to present the story from an objective and fact-filled stand.

This book goes beyond the obvious story of a woman in charge of an escort service with a heartbreaking ending. It is a story of politics, government manipulation, and law. People interested in what went on behind the media headlines of Deborah Jeane Palfrey will be interested in this book. I also think it is a must read for many civil and criminal law students.


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