A CONVENIENT DEATH takes readers inside the dark corners of the international power structure as it exposes the sordid tales that the rich and powerful people around the globe wish had stayed hidden.
A CONVENIENT DEATH:
The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein
by Alana Goodman & Daniel Halper
Sentinel/PRH, June 2020
On the morning of August 10, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein, jet-setting consigliere and friend to the rich and powerful, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan where he awaited his second trial for sexual predation and other crimes. He was rushed to a local hospital and one hour later pronounced dead. The coroner’s verdict? Suicide. But cracks in the official story emerged immediately. And the questions kept coming: Why did the surveillance cameras in front of his cell mysteriously stop working that night? Why was Epstein’s cellmate transferred out and never replaced? Why was a high-profile prisoner so suddenly taken off suicide watch and left unguarded for eight hours? How did Epstein get a bedsheet for hanging himself, when his having one was against jail protocol? Finally, was he murdered to protect the powerful people who feared what he might reveal? Many were happy to learn that Epstein would not have his day in open court. Across the world, a sinister web of powerful billionaires, celebrities and political players, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, had reason to sigh with relief at news of Epstein’s death. Having flown on his private planes and visited his many homes—the sites of so many illicit activities—they had much to lose if their transgressions were ever exposed. And now, Epstein was silenced for good. In A CONVENIENT DEATH, investigative reporters Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper search for the truth behind the scandal that shocked the nation. With unprecedented access to Epstein’s victims and lawyers, to medical professionals, Wall Street insiders and law enforcement officers, they reveal the dirty secrets and sinister ties that may have driven someone in Epstein’s circle to take matters into their own hands.
Alana Goodman is a senior investigative reporter at the Washington Free Beacon. Previously, she was a reporter at the Washington Examiner and the Daily Mail, where she broke the story of politician Anthony Weiner’s online relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Goodman was named one of Politico’s « 16 Breakout Media Stars. » She has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and C-SPAN.
Daniel Halper is the bestselling author of Clinton, Inc. Previously, he was Washington bureau chief for the New York Post and online editor for the Weekly Standard. Halper has appeared on the Fox News Channel, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and numerous radio shows.