The Mailbox Conspiracy: The Inside Story of the Greatest Corruption Case in Hawaii History by Alexander Silvert ’76. I literally couldn’t put this book down. Here is a story with good guys and very bad guys and at the center, a public defender who felt compelled to pursue every detail. I hope they make it into a movie. With Tom Hanks maybe playing that lawyer, Alexander Silvert. (It seems to me we called him Ali back in the day)
The corruption is so breathtakingly brazen that it is no wonder that it took some convincing for people to see it. The reader is on the edge of her seat wondering how truth and goodness will ever prevail against powerful foes without a shred of conscience. We wonder uneasily if Alexander’s judgment about who could be trusted and who couldn’t is sound. Prepare yourself for some heavy duty suspense—lightly peppered with humor.
Because we are in Hawaii, we encounter a population like no other. The background culture offers exotic names and customs. Take this one on a plane. It will hold your interest.