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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 Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781400176007
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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, written in the United States and abroad every time she releases a book, 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • 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 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 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 Lynn | 11/12/2013

    " Compelling true crime story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 10/5/2013

    " Every one needs a little trash from time to time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kj Karnage | 5/23/2013

    " Considering I read Patricia Cromwell books, it was interesting that she was a character in this book involved in a lesbian affair. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cate | 11/4/2012

    " Okay, not great. Interesting story, but not very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Mann | 6/27/2012

    " Makes you really doubt any faith in the FBI. I felt sorry for the kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 6/19/2012

    " I remember hearing about this case at the time, but I really never knew how crazy or cruel the husband was. This was a very well told story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorcus Abercrombie | 9/5/2011

    " I love these books based on true stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 6/26/2011

    " I enjoyed the story but thought that they dragged it out a bit more than necessary. It is a little scary to think that a former FBI agent can go that crazy - and almost get away with it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/24/2011

    " I could not relate to the main character in the story and why she stayed with her husband so long. She claimed to have never seen anything too unsavory about him when all around her gave her information. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ♥ Marlene♥ | 3/13/2011

    " What a horrible book. I do admit not finishing it because I got so annoyed by the people in this book. The wife pretended she was innocent while she wasn't and she was so dumb. Did not get really into it even though I did read 3/4th. I loved Caitlin Rother's other book so she can write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 When I | 2/27/2011

    " This book is about a famous crime write, a lesbian love affair, and FBI husband's violent revenge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 10/21/2010

    " This may be my lowest point in voluntary reading choices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon | 12/5/2009

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirby | 10/22/2009

    " ehhh...My friend raved about how amazing this book was and how she could not put it down, but I was not so impressed. The case was semi-interesting, but I did not care for the author's writing style. Maybe the true crime genre is not for me? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 5/4/2009

    " This may be my lowest point in voluntary reading choices.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 12/16/2008

    " I enjoyed the story but thought that they dragged it out a bit more than necessary. It is a little scary to think that a former FBI agent can go that crazy - and almost get away with it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 When | 10/27/2008

    " This book is about a famous crime write, a lesbian love affair, and FBI husband's violent revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/30/2008

    " 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.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 7/16/2008

    " I could not relate to the main character in the story and why she stayed with her husband so long. She claimed to have never seen anything too unsavory about him when all around her gave her information. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit and a winner of eight Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.