On Christmas Eve 2007, Judy and Wayne Anderson’s daughter, Michele and her boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe, arrived at their home for a family meal.
Unbeknownst to them, their daughter was armed with a loaded 9 mm pistol and McEnroe was carrying a .357 Magnum. Both parents were callously shot dead by the pair and their bodies hidden from view.
Two and a half hours later, Michele’s brother Scott, his wife Erica and their two children, Olivia (5) and Nathan (3), arrived at the house. Within the hour, they too had been pitilessly slain, in an act of violence that was breath-taking in its scope and cruelty.
With his highly-anticipated third book, Paul Sanders takes the reader inside every day of the trial of Michele Anderson with his customary attention to detail, from December 2015 until March 2016.
And in a unique digression from his other works, Sanders includes something he has never done before. An interview with one of the killers, Joseph McEnroe, at Walla Walla Penitentiary.
Banquet of Consequences is the first of two books on what came to be known as the Carnation murders. Were the killings a premeditated act, or had the defendants acted in self defense? And what of the deaths of Olivia and Nathan? Who shot them and why? It would not be an easy task for a jury to decide.
Look for Book Two: The Carnation Murders, “Beyond The Pale: Rogue Juror – The Joseph McEnroe Death Penalty Trial.”
Available Christmas Eve, 2017.
Reader reviews for Paul Sanders:
“Move over Ann Rule and Shanna Hogan and make way for America’s newest crime writer!”
“Paul Sanders is now among my favorite authors. Both of his books had me right there!”
“The reader is taken into a world few of us who have ever received a jury summons will ever experience.”