Palmer is a protagonist in Joseph Keough's murder mystery and has become the basis for much of the investigation into the death of President McKinley. Palmer, who served as United States Attorney General from 1920 to 1919, was United States Attorney general from 1919 to 1920. As such he had strong nationalistic views and supported a tough stance on crime and censorship. On the night of his murder he had an emotional confrontation with Monroe Grover, one of the prominent figures in his time. Eventually his staff determined that it was a case of suicide by hanging.
Though there are many similarities between this book and the movie version (The Thin Red Line), adaptation or revision does not mean that the work is a faithful representation of the original source material. As such, the film becomes largely irrelevant and in place of a missing puzzle that had been left behind by the book. There are many elements of the investigation that are missing. Many of the clues are inaccurate.
The film version also suffers from poor acting choice. The actors do not have the credibility of having been a part of the case. Some of the dialogue is poorly written and some scenes are predictable. In my opinion the film failed to live up to the expectations that were built upon the book's success.
I was very excited about reading Palmer's first book, "The Thin Red Line," before watching the film version. I was especially eager to follow the story line, since many of the characters in the book appear in the film. The storyline revolves around a series of murders that occur in the Seattle area.
One of the main characters, Palmer, is an inspector that is assigned to the case. Palmer soon discovers that there is more to the investigation than he initially thought. With the help of another seasoned investigator, as well as a number of Seattle locals, Palmer uncovers a multitude of secrets and dark secrets that are slowly brought out into the open. What makes this movie so compelling is how the various clues are linked together, and the way they are all connected to the killer.
The Thin Red Line is a very interesting and suspenseful book. It is a great read with many lessons that can be applied to real-life investigations. Palmer has kept his story very true to the actual events that occurred. The characters in the book also remind us why we need thorough investigations, and why it is important to speak to a few people before deciding on a course of action.