When Men Betray

Webb Hubbell (Author)


Why would Woody Cole, a peaceful, caring man, shoot a US Senator in cold blood on live television? That's the mystery facing attorney Jack Patterson as he returns to Little Rock, Arkansas, a town he swore he would never step foot in again. When Men Betray is the first book of fiction from author, lecturer, and political insider Webb Hubbell. A departure from his previous book, Friends in High Places, an account of his rise and fall in Little Rock, Hubbell crafts a deft narrative of mystery and political intrigue. Set in a fictionalized version of his home town of Little Rock, Arkansas, readers will be immersed into the steamy world behind the southern BBQ and antebellum facade-a seedy underbelly of secrets and betrayals. Clever readers may recognize the colorful personalities and locales of the Arkansas political scene. Jack is supported by a motley but able crew; loyal assistant Maggie, college-aged daughter Beth, feisty lawyer Micki, and his bodyguard Clovis. Together, Jack and his rag-tag team are in a race against time to discover Woody's hidden motive. All he has is a series of strange clues, hired thugs gunning for him, and the one man who knows everything isn't talking. Alliances are tested, buried tensions surface, and painful memories are relived as he tries to clear the name of his old college friend. Jack Patterson will find that even the oldest friendships can be quickly destroyed when men betray

Product Details

Beaufort Books
Publish Date
May 21, 2014
6.4 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, and his memoir, Friends in High Places are published by Beaufort Books. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He also writes a daily blog of personal meditations at thehubbellpew.com.


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, with several subplots that eventually intersect to disclose a terrible secret from the past. I could hardly put the book down. For those of us who know the author, it is clear he drew liberally from his own fascinating life. -- R. Keith Stroup, Esq. NORML Legal Counsel
Webb Hubbell's novel is a tour de force, crafted with riveting plot lines and fascinating characters. I couldn't put it down! -- Jack Abramoff
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's actually a tale about decency and values. I loved it and I know readers will too. -- Peter Coyote, actor/writer
Over the course of a week and a half, D.C. lawyer Jack Patterson takes us on a rousing journey into murder and antitrust violations. How author Webb Hubbell manages to combine these two divergent sides of the law is masterful, as only a top antitrust attorney and connoisseur of the justice system, from inside and out, could make it. This page-turner is about friendship, family, race relations, and it delves deeply--and cynically--into the behavior of politicians, lawyers, judges, and prisoners. Forget presumption of innocence, says Patterson. Law enforcement loves for the defendant to look as guilty as possible at first impression, parading him in front of the press handcuffed and shackled. A brilliant read. -- Anne Harding Woodworth
When Men Betray is a mystery thriller that quickly buries readers deep in the twisted tunnels of Arkansas's political and criminal underbelly. Author and former mayor of Little Rock Webb Hubbell masterfully evokes the terrors of a hot, black Southern night--one can practically smell the sweat, hickory, and gunpowder emanating from the book's pages. -- Ellen Ratner
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 the novel Operation EMU (Shrouded Rock Press)
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 from the reporters scrambling on its front steps, to the drama of the witness box, to the tightrope in the judge's chambers. Breath-stopping action, romance and suspense rush forward to a climactic ending that will keep the sharpest readers guessing. -- Steve Spruill, author of Ice Men