We Were Beautiful Once: Chapters from a Cold War
We Were Beautiful Once is a psychologically complex courtroom novel that builds an intriguing web of events, creating a sustained sense of anticipation from chapter to chapter in the mold of John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief, where trial lawyer Nick Castalano tries to uncover the fate of Roger Girardin, MIA during the Korean War, and discovers he may have been murdered in a POW camp by Trent Hamilton, a politician (sights on becoming governor) and businessman. Before the war, Jack O'Conner, Hamilton, Girardin and Julie, Girardin's girlfriend and Jack's sister, hung out. In part the story follows the lives of the survivors, who after the war, with Roger's disappearance and Jack and Trent having spent years in a North Korean hell-hole, change dramatically, notably Jack goes through life teetering on the edge of insanity (believing he may have killed Girardin) and that his murderous act will be discovered by his sister, who waits her entire life for Roger’s return.
- Author: Joseph Carvalko
- Publication Date: 2013-02-19
- Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Sunbury Press, Inc.
- Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 550L x 80W x 850H
- Weight: 90
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 843L x 585W x 73H
- Weight: 79
- List Price: $16.95
- ISBN: 1620061716
- ASIN: 1620061716