The Plan

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and Joe’s widow is acting cagey. Clinton Moore believes Joe Means was tortured and murdered, and that his and Joe’s shared obsession—investigating and fact gathering about cold case murders and assassinations—is the reason. More

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About Susan Klopfer

Susan Klopfer of Cuenca, Ecuador worked as a journalist in Texas and Missouri, winning state newspaper awards for investigative reporting. As an acquisitions and development editor for Prentice Hall, she also wrote Abort! Retry! Fail!, a Book of the Month Club alternate selection. Susan is a graduate of Hanover College and holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. While living in the Mississippi Delta, she researched and wrote two books on the region's history, including a book on the murder of Emmett Till. She recently announced the publication of a new e-book, Cash In On Diversity; How Getting Along With Others Pays Off.

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The Plan
The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and Joe’s widow is acting cagey. Clinton Moore believes Joe Means was tortured and murdered, and that his and Joe’s shared obsession—investigating the cover-up of various murders and assassinationsn—is the reason.

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Review by: Bob Saunders on Nov. 11, 2013 :
I'm a big reader of thrillers, especially those with a lot of suspense. I normally don't get into historical fiction, but was on vacation and ran out of books on my reading list. My traveling buddy suggested this book as a great read. I was definitely NOT disappointed. In fact, I raced through this book faster than I have ever read any other book--it was so good I found myself burning the midnight oil while on vacation! The legal aspects of this book, as well as the historical parts about the KKK, fascinated me even these are not usually topics I read about. I would say that if you are a thriller or suspense reader, you are going to love this book--and get an education while you read it! The author will take you on the ride of your life!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Yeh on Nov. 11, 2013 :
If you are into historical fiction about civil rights in the Mississippi Delta (or simply a reader of historical fiction), you won't be able to put this book down. The book opens with two black lawyers, who happen to be gay, with one lawyer getting murdered. Then the plot is off to the races! The book is obviously well-researched (has to be to be historical fiction) and yet the fiction portion is totally imaginative, surprising, and startling by turns. This book ranks as one of my favorites in the categories of conspiracy, murder mystery, and historical fiction. If you are a fan of any of these type books (or legal thrillers), this is the book for you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Christian author Eliza Earsman on Oct. 27, 2013 :
My goodness, this writer can keep the pages turning! Description rich and cleverly presented Susan Klopfer gives us an intriguing and action packed narration.

Intricately and interestingly woven—and never for a moment leaving readers uninvolved—in the telling of historical “fiction” the impressive Ms Klopfer touches on interesting historical “facts” in which the Mississippi delta area figures much.

Lawyer and protagonist the Reverend “Mister” Clinton Moore has much to do and, in his before/during/and after death experiences, he holds our attention—and goodwill. He does a lot of interesting “hovering” and brings much to our attention about Klu Klux Klan activities.

Go along with Susan, enjoy this story, mull over the details, gift this book to others, and look forward to hearing more from her.

A most enjoyable read – and a well-deserved 5 stars.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kathryn McCullough on Oct. 25, 2013 :
Susan Klopfer’s The Plan is simply a must read.

If you enjoy historical fiction, stories of the civil rights movement, or fast-paced thrillers, then this book is for you.

A tale of two black lawyers, both of whom are also gay, The Plan retells civil rights history in fictionalized form. Written in the voice of Joe, one of two attorneys who has presumably been murdered, the novel follows his friend Clinton, the second lawyer, as he pursues the truth behind Joe’s death—how it’s related to the two’s investigation of civil rights assassinations. When Joe’s surviving wife mysteriously disappears in South America, Clinton sends his assistant Molly to find her, while Joe’s ghost travels with her and narrates the unfolding drama.

A page-turner, The Plan may keep you up all night. But in the morning, you will have finished a thriller, you’ll recommend to friends, give away as gifts, and want to read again and again—that is, until Klopfer’s follow-up novel is released.

I promise, you’ll be reading and loving Klopfer’s fiction for years to come.

Buy it now. You’ll be glad you did!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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