Sins of Our Fathers: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2014
Duration: 10 hours 38 minutes
From the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog comes a fierce, elegant, page-turner about race, money, and the American Dream.
JW is a small-town banker; his specialty, teaching other bankers in towns near Indian reservations how to profit from casino deposits without exposing themselves to risk; his problem, he lost his son in a car accident a year ago, he’s depressed, his wife is leaving him, and he can’t stop gambling.
When he is caught embezzling funds to support his addiction, JW’s boss offers him a choice: he can either accept responsibility and go to prison or use his talents to sabotage a competing Native American banker named Johnny Eagle. With the clock ticking, JW moves into a trailer on the reservation within sight of his prey. But as he befriends Eagle and his son, JW finds that his plan to reclaim his freedom will be more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
“In Sins of Our Fathers, screenwriter turned novelist Shawn Lawrence Otto has pushed his perfectly crafted characters to their limits. The result is a literary tour de force and a psychological thriller that hooked me from the first page and carried me through to its stunning conclusion.”—Joel Surnow, creator of 24