The Summer Wind : Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey
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The Summer Wind : Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey

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It was from the deck of the Summer Wind that Thomas Capano - lawyer, power broker, one of the most influential men in the state of Delaware - that day cast overboard an ice chest containing the body of his former lover, Anne Marie Fahey, in an act of heart-chilling arrogance for which he has never shown a moment of remorse.. "Now, for the first time, reporter George Anasta...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published August 25th 1999 by Regan Books
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Flew through this tragic story of a murder.

WAY more complete than Ann Rule's Never Let Her Go......goes into more depth, rounds the characters out and makes them real, human and memorable.....Ann painted her story in broad black and white strokes. Good vs. evil. This story is way more complex ......not to take away from the murder but makes the entire tragedy more real, more understandable. The characters themselves can be seen as human, flawed humans.....sort of gives understanding into differe...more
True crime that reads like a suspense novel. Even though you already know the end of the story (the girl dies), I still found it riveting.
The sad, but true story of the murder of Anne Marie Fahey by the politically, well-connected Delaware lawyer Tom Capano.
The Summer Wind is investigative reporting at its finest.
George Anastasia goes behind the scenes of Delaware's Trial of the Century, uncovering the good, bad and plain out ugly of the Capano family and its golden boy Tom Capano's seriously twisted psyche.
Capano, clever, intelligent, successful attorney and partner, and also a serial adulterer and apparently a man with little or no conscience, begins a relationship with Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to Delaware's governor. When she wants to end t...more
Chilling and sad - mainly because it's true. I remember when this happened but had forgotten many of the details, and reading this book brought them all back along with many things I didn't know. Capano was a master manipulator and a narcissistic ego-maniac. Great criminal behavior study material. I liked the way the book was written, with flashbacks and views through the eyes of Capano's victims. All in all a great book.
Aug 17, 2008 Lynda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any true crime fans
Of the 4 books I have read on this murder, this was the hardest to read. It was more judgemental than informational.
All of the books took Thomas Capano to task, but this book focussed most on Anne Marie's frailities.

However, this is a fascinating murder. Well worth reading.
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