Synopses & Reviews
?A great true crime story?Readers will feel the effects of Phelps? skill from beginning to end.? - Stephen SingularBig and brash, Jeff Zack didn?t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight: executed in the parking lot of a BJ's Wholesale Club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.?Phelps uses a unique combination of investigative skills and narrative insight to give readers an exclusive, insider's look.? - Anne BremnerJeff Zack's murder stunned investigators - but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have had reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and the wealthy nightclub owner whose wife - a blond, hard-bodied beauty queen - he openly dated. But the truth would get even stranger Phelps is a first-rate investigator.? - Dr. Michael M. BadenIn this shocking true story of adultery, mind games, lies, wealth and sexual liaisons in upscale Middle America, true-crime master M. William Phelps tells the astounding story of a man who loved the wrong woman - and was brutally murdered by a killer with the deadliest possible motive of all?
If Looks Could Kill is the shocking real-life story of money, marriage, mayhem, and murder in a peaceful Midwestern town. In a busy gas station near one of Akron, Ohios most popular shopping malls, 44-year-old Jeff Zack was shot in the head and killed in broad daylight. On June 16, 2001, a helmeted motorcyclist dressed in black pulled up to his SUV and killed Jeff in front of stunned spectators. The list of suspects was long, as Jeff led a round and careless lifestyle. One of the suspects was a wealthy, attractive socialite and mother of seven. The murder is the result of the victims 10-year affair with the former Mrs. Ohio, Cynthia Rohr-George; but her conviction was overturned in March 2007. John Zaffino, another of Cynthias lovers, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Phelps details the twisted true story of Cynthia Rohr-George, a stunning socialite and beauty queen in Akron, Ohio, who was convicted of orchestrating a brutal murder--then had her conviction overturned in a shocking turn of events. Featured on NBC's "Dateline." Unabridged. 11 CDs.