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The Trial of Prisoner 043: A Novel - Terry Jastrow

An interesting premise. George W Bush is attending a golf tournament in Scotland, when he is abducted by, and held for a war crimes trial, by the ICC. If one is willing to suspend disbelief that this could actually happen, and that the United States would stand blindly by and allow the trial to continue, the story could be interesting. However, it is wholly unrealistic.
Bush, rather than having the best legal team the US Government could put together, instead decides to let some old friends represent him. And the ICC legal team is made up of obviously prejudiced people. The lead prosecuting attorney quite unstable.
But, I continued on....amongst the chaff, there were many interesting points raised, in Bush's defense, as well as against him. I was looking forward to how the trial would end up.
That was until the end.......it completely and utterly ruins the book. I won't spoil it for anyone who decides to read it, but you might as well as had space aliens and unicorns at the end.
WHOLLY DISSATISFYING AND A WASTE OF TIME!