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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caitlin Rother, John Hess, Laural Merlington Narrator: Laural Merlingto Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twisted Triangle is the first complete narrative thriller about the sensational story of Margo Bennett, a married FBI agent who had a love affair with bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and whose jealous husband, Gene Bennet, a superstar FBI undercover agent, kidnapped and attempted to murder her. When the case first came to trial, it was reported in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, People, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Almost every profile of Cornwell mentions this case and her relationship with Margo. Margo also was the inspiration for the heroine in Hostage Negotiator, a TV movie that came out in 2001.

Opening up for the first time, Margo Bennett has given Caitlin Rother complete personal access, sitting for interviews and turning over photographs, documents, records, and private papers. Twisted Triangle includes the crazy dynamics of Margo and Gene Bennett’s family; the brilliant FBI undercover career of Margo’s husband, Gene; the lesbian affair with celebrity author Pat Cornwell; Gene’s reactive kidnapping and attempt to kill Margo; Gene’s insanity defense; the trial that validates Margo’s story and shows she was telling the truth all along; and a happy ending to her tale of survival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rother is…able to penetrate some of Bennett’s most traumatic memories…Gripping.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This book will haunt you. It will move you to look at some of the harsh realities of life in a new way. A powerful story—and masterfully written.”

    Aphrodite Jones, author of All She Wanted and Cruel Sacrifice

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 1/5/2014

    " A great true crime novel, with Patricia Cornwell as one of the main people in the book. This shows how a narcissistic FBI #&*$(#&$(* treated and manipulated his family. What a jerk. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amanda | 12/5/2013

    " I can't believe I'm actually admitting to reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn | 11/12/2013

    " Compelling true crime story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Simon Ruddell | 10/16/2013

    " Accounts of FBI incompetence constitute an unrecognized sub-genre of American writing. It's a rich vein and I am hoping this one continues the tradition. "

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About the Author
Author Caitlin Rother

Caitlin Rother, a daily newspaper reporter for almost twenty years, has written for Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News of Los Angeles, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. A Pulitzer Prize nominee, she now writes books full-time. Rother is the author of Poisoned Love, the authoritative account of the Kristin Rossum murder case, and the novel Naked Addiction. She has won three awards in the Best of the West contest, which judges stories from major metropolitan newspapers in the thirteen western states. She also won five awards for a narrative that tracked the progress of all five recipients from a twelve-year-old organ donor, including a Best Feature award from the Associated Press News Executives Council, and a Best News-Feature award from the Los Angeles Press Club. Rother lives in San Diego.