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Torrid, low-brow drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder. He's soon convinced he's hot on the trail of those responsible - a doctor and a minister - but his attempts to prove his suspicions look set to be foiled. Written by morroviolet

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He's after a man who married for money. Insurance money.


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3 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Another Comment from Pflugerville, TX
10 September 2006 | by (Pflugerville, TX) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe the interest in a case that is over 30 years old and a book that had one publishing; then declared not completely true. Even the subsequent movie had disclaimers saying such. The last comment indicated that the author of that comment considered this book to be the absolute truth in this matter and not glorified by the police officer to make his book sell. Surely, you can see thorough the facade.

This is an easy book to read. It is an easy book to want to completely believe. It's a book. It's not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! If you weren't there in person, you cannot make such comments just because you read this book and choose to believe it's every word.

Yes, this was horrific. But the last person making comments is not aware of Louisiana's First Offenders law. All First Offenders received a pardon automatically. Period, end of discussion. That law has since been changed, but it certainly applied to this case. So who's scamming whom? Who's the liar? Why? The computer store owner had a convicted child molester and registered sex offender working for him and still make Giesick out to be the monster. If Giesick were doing the things spoken of, the papers would be saying these things, not you. And the computer store owner lost his legal case against Giesick because he, himself committed perjury. Let's move on in life and find more pleasant things to occupy our thoughts.

Also, it's obvious that the majority of the folks that know of this case do not share this opinion of Giesick. If you do share this opinion of Giesick you obviously have never met the man or taken the time to know him. You obviously are easily duped if you can read a book about total strangers and have such a painful and distraught thought process. Counseling can cure these illnesses.

I agree with the earlier good comments about Giesick. I read the book. I met Giesick and formed my own opinions of him. He neither lied, cheated, conned, scammed, or duped me. I suggest you take the time to meet him and take into account the really good things that God has accomplished through him since this incidence took place.

If my memory serves me right, there was an article in one of the Lousiana papers with a picture of Patricia's parents meeting with Giesick after his release. They were quoted as forgiving him for what he had done. If they showed such compassion, I'm sure I can too. Many people that know him now have said how much they like him. I'm sure that they would like you, too. They would like you even with the damning remarks on their Christian compassion.

And Pflugerville is in the Austin area.

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