Its a great read by a great person who did the research, followed it night and day and purged out the truth right up front!
Michele McPhee has a no holds barred type of personality and calls it like she see’s it with no bull! The truth and nothing but the truth is what you get with Michele.
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Billy Tauro, Publisher Somerville News Weekly/Boston News Group
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In Maximum Harm, veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. She examines the bombers’ roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States—a deepening antagonism that would prompt federal prosecutors to dub Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “America’s worst nightmare.” The difficulties faced by the Tsarnaev family of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are part of the public record. Circumstances less widely known are the FBI’s recruitment of the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a “mosque crawler” to inform on radical separatists here and in Chechnya; the tracking down and killing of radical Islamic separatists during the six months he spent in Russia—travel that raised eyebrows, since he was on several terrorist watchlists; the FBI’s botched deals and broken promises with regard to his immigration; and the disenchantment, rage, and growing radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, along with their mother, sisters, and Tamerlan’s wife, Katherine. Maximum Harm is also a compelling examination of the Tsarnaev brothers’ movements in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, the subsequent investigation, the Tsarnaevs’ murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the high-speed chase and shootout that killed Tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured Dzhokhar, hiding in a Watertown backyard. McPhee untangles the many threads of circumstance, coincidence, collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadliest attack on the city of Boston to date.
About Michele McPhee
Michele McPhee is a best selling true crime author; three-time Emmy-nominated television investigative producer in Boston for ABC News Brian Ross Investigative Unit; award-winning columnist; host of the drive-time Michele McPhee show in Boston, and magazine contributor.
McPhee spent more than three years investigating the Boston Marathon attacks and that work is contained in her new book Maximum Harm, the Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing.
She has also written five other true crime titles: A Professor’s Rage; A Date Date With Death; Heartless – The True Story of Neil Entwistle and the Brutal Murder of His Wife and Baby; When Evil Rules; and A Mob Story. Her sixth book, Maximum Harm, an in-depth examination of the Boston Marathon bombings and the intelligence community’s response to the attack before and after the dual blasts killed three, will be released in 2016.
Her book A Date With Death was adapted by Sony Pictures for the Lifetime TV movie the//craigslist.killer that aired in January 2011 http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-craigslist-killer/interview/date-with-death-author-michele-mcphee. She was also a story consultant for Sony Pictures Lifetime TV movie based on the Clark Rockefeller case “Who is Clark Rockefeller?” that aired on March 13, 2010. http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/who-is-clark-rockefeller. A Mob Story is in development as a feature film titled “UnMade Man” http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/448886/Unmade-Man/overview.
McPhee was the Police Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, the paper where she covered murder, mayhem and the Mafia for nearly ten years. She was at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 – the terrible morning when 23 NYPD officers, 37 Port Authority police officers, and 343 FDNY members were slain. She was the recipient of the 2002 New York Society of the Silurian’s Feature News Award for a body of work entitled: “The Days After.”
She has covered high-profile crime cases across the country and has been a commentator on breaking news for national programs on ABC World News Tonight, NBC Dateline, CNN; MSNBC; and the Fox News Network. She is also a frequent guest on ID Discovery and A&E regarding high-profile crime cases and was a host on the Travel Channel hit series America Declassified.
She was the only full-time female host of a four-hour New England market talk radio program, the Michele McPhee radio show, and she continues to provide commentary on radio shows around the country.
McPhee returned to her native Boston in 2004, where McPhee she was awarded first place for “Serious Column” by the New England Press Association in 2007 for her work in the Boston Herald. McPhee’s true crime stories have appeared in more than a dozen national magazines including Newsweek; Maxim; Stuff; Cosmopolitan; New York; ESPN the Magazine; Gotham; Manhattan File; and other international publications.
She continues to contribute to Boston magazine and Newsweek. She is the recipient of many journalism awards, including the Society of the Silurian’s Feature News Award for her New York Daily News 9-11 coverage. She was awarded First Place for Serious Column in the Boston Herald by the Associated Press. Her work for Team 5 Investigates at ABC affiliate WCVB earned her a 2012 nomination for Outstanding Investigative Reporting and her work with Ross Investigative Unit led two other nominations: Best Business Reporting; Outstanding Investigative Reporting in News Magazine.
She was also honored with an Il Migliore award by the Pirandello Lycei Society of Boston.