Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
Oceanview Publishing announces the forthcoming release of The Purple Culture by Stephen L. Boehrer. The Purple Culture will be available wherever fine books are sold on May 1, 2009.
A controversial and timely novel, The Purple Culture (Oceanview Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-933515-24-3, $25.95) tackles a tough question: What happens when those we trust most commit the most egregious acts of betrayal?
It's a scandal that has sent shockwaves throughout the world. Abuse committed in the place where we--and our children--should be safe: the church. In this gripping, fictionalized account, three bishops stand trial in federal court, charged with conspiracy for protecting abusive priests, while prosecutor William Goulding and defense attorney James Kobs prepare for the trial of a lifetime. As Goulding presents a litany of damning evidence, Kobs is forced to take an unorthodox route. But Kobs's toughest battle will be persuading the jury.
From expert testimony about power, aristocracy, narcissism, and addiction, to the innermost thoughts of the trial's spectators and participants, this extraordinary courtroom drama unfolds as Kobs presents his startling case.
An intelligent, provocative story about power and human nature, The Purple Culture is not a book about shame, guilt, finger-pointing, or lurid details. Part legal thriller, part psychological drama, The Purple Culture demystifies the majestic and intriguing traditions of the Roman Catholic faith.
Susan Greger, Publisher at Oceanview commented, "We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of The Purple Culture. While the book tackles an emotional, controversial issue, The Purple Culture is an inventive and enlightening novel."
Stephen L. Boehrer was ordained as a priest in Rome. After nine and a half years, Boehrer left the priesthood. He and his wife live in Wisconsin. Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent book publisher headquartered in Massachusetts. Oceanview is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875.