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

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  78 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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 October 1st 1999 by ReganBooks (first published August 25th 1999)
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2nd out of 50 books — 1 voter
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Kathy
Jul 29, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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
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Jennifer
Mar 11, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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.
Paulette
Aug 01, 2010 Paulette rated it liked it
The sad, but true story of the murder of Anne Marie Fahey by the politically, well-connected Delaware lawyer Tom Capano.
Lori
Jun 18, 2009 Lori rated it it was amazing
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
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Gerry
Feb 26, 2016 Gerry rated it really liked it
This well-written narrative focused on the investigation and trial of Tom Capano for the murder of Anne Marie Fahey. It also gave me a perspective on Wilmington that I had not seen before, probably because I lived there only as a child and never encountered as an adult the socio-political milieu that Capano traveled in. Very interesting read!
Sue
Oct 03, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime
This was a good book, but having read Ann Rule's account first, this book almost seems like the Cliffs Notes version. Anastasia delivers the story of the book, and the characters, but he just didn't dig down deep enough into these people the way Rule did. Still a good account of the murder case, for someone who just wants to know the basics.
portia leuba
Mar 25, 2016 portia leuba rated it really liked it
Since this is not a 'who done it', and the reader knows the how and why, the book concerns the arrest and trial of the murderer. Though sometimes a little over long in parts, this book is a good true crime read, not as gory as some are. I recommend it.
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Susan
Apr 14, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
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.
Lynda
Aug 17, 2008 Lynda rated it really liked it
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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