Peter Abadie is a fictional writer who specializes in historically based novels. He takes a bland, newspaper account of an historical situation, uses the same timeframe and characters as the event produced, weaves in a few fictional characters, and emerges with an exciting, informing, and sometimes threatening story. In order to enhance his well-researched adventures, he often incorporates his background as a trial lawyer, an environmental company owner, and his many business experiences, combining them with his travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has used this methodology throughout ten of his fictional works, providing a reader with an alternative to history’s conventionally accepted dogma. From a rework of the John F. and Robert Kennedy assassinations (Green in Judgment, Cold in Blood and A Serpent’s Egg); to an early life of Henry Morton Stanley – the most famous African explorer – (The Adventures of John Rowlands); to a robbery of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (The Murder of Jane Style); to the motley lives of two thieves crucified at the side of Jesus (Maledicto), Abadie’s mastery of his subjects is riveting. Throw in a few crime books and several thrillers and you have the lot. Abadie used the French Quarter in New Orleans as his setting in The Great Reprimand; Chinatown in Boston is the crime scene of another thriller in Serial is not a Breakfast Food; a convoluted romance emerges in the castles of Wales, where the travails of the coal mining industry, meshed with a backdrop of World War I, provide additional color in Pygmalion’s Last Stand. Two psychiatrists, one a serial killer, match wits to see who will be the last one standing in Time’s Up. Finally, in his novel Privately Held, a thriller set in Boston, Abadie unearths the soft underbelly of the corporate world, and the even softer underbelly of Brahmin high society.
Protagonists become so intertwined with history in one of Abadie’s stories, it becomes difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. His expert background in geology, physics, and law emerge as backdrops in many of his dramas. In 2004, the government of The Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Principe accepted his work, The Environmental Guidelines applicable within the Nigeria-São Tomé e Principe Joint Development Zone, as the controlling law in their offshore waters.
Abadie brings an abundance of self-deprecating humor to his one non-fiction work, The Stigma of Jeanne, as he traces his roots from Syria, to Spain, to France, and finally to the United States where he was born and embarks on the most inexplicable and hysterically funny adventures. A reader might feel they were being led down a fallacious path; but they were not. It’s all true.
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Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
by Peter Abadie
Published: October 18, 2013
The book opens with an Army sniper in a small town in Germany during World War II. He saves the life of a fellow American, and both later play significant roles in the assassination of JFK. The author weaves two fictional characters into the fabric of one of the most tumultuous periods of American history.
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