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An Investigation of the Mysterious Death of Film Star Natalie Wood

Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Brainstorm is an amazing five-year probe into the mysterious death of beloved movie star Natalie Wood by a real-life criminal law authority who determinedly pursued the truth in the face of Los Angeles County officials hell-bent on keeping it buried forever.

“After four decades, there is still more to learn about Natalie Wood’s tragic drowning. Brainstorm is one man’s passionate quest to unearth the truth.” —Beth Karas, Host of Oxygen’s Snapped: Notorious, former prosecutor, and investigative journalist

“If you have any interest in deciding for yourself whether someone got away with the murder of Natalie Wood, this book is for you.” —Marilyn Wayne, eyewitness

Brainstorm: An Investigation of the Mysterious Death of Film Star Natalie Wood is the first-person account of Sam Perroni’s probing investigation of the actress’s death. Through lawsuits, freedom of information requests, and persistent digging, Perroni obtained unseen and confidential files, documents, photographs, and information from long-lost witnesses revealing the true circumstances surrounding Natalie Wood’s drowning.

About The Author

Sam Perroni is a former trial lawyer and adjunct professor of white-collar crime and trial advocacy. He served for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, with an emphasis on prosecuting complex white-collar crime cases. After leaving the Department of Justice, Perroni was called back to serve as a Department of Justice Special Prosecutor in the first RICO case prosecuted in Arkansas. The author managed the Perroni Law Firm for twenty-nine years, handling a variety of criminal cases. He also served as a legal analyst for KARK-TV (NBC), Little Rock, Arkansas, and as a regular expert commentator for KARN-FM news radio, Little Rock, during the O.J. Simpson case. He was appointed as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas State Supreme Court and later to the Arkansas State Crime Lab Board, eventually serving as its chairman. Perroni lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

All author profits go to charity in memory of Natalie Wood.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (December 21, 2021)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637583746

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