August 12, 2012 Leave a comment
- Magnolia Leaf Press
- Digital ISBN: 978-1-939016-00-3
- Trade: September 2012
- Audio (Spring 2013)
Readers Group Guide
1. Tracy is drafted to defend a man she believes is guilty of horrific crimes that resulted in the deaths of four fellow military officers. She believes Adam Burke, the accused, is a coward who deserted these men and he is directly responsible for their deaths. Yet she doesn’t refuse to defend him. Could you do it? Why? Because everyone has the right to a defense, or because he deserves benefit of doubt until guilt is proven?
2. Tracy discovers that Adam Burke might not be guilty, but the case is closed by her superiors. She didn’t drop it, but pursued the truth. Why was that so important to her–especially considering it could cost her her own career?
3. Adam took abuse, ridicule, was lied to and about, and yet he stuck to what he believed was right–forfeiting his freedom and, if necessary, his life. What character traits do you think one possesses to make them hold those values?
4. Tracy and Adam work together to discover the truth–and discover that few things they believed true were true and many they didn’t believe proved true. Have you been in that situation? How did you resolve it? What did you risk to resolve it? Did it work out for you?
5. Chemical weapons going missing is a terrifying prospect, and yet many think this is an issue not of interest to women. Is it of interest to you or the women in your life?
6. What is the one thing you most remember about Duplicity that will stay with you for a long time?