Terry Jastrow with Anne Archer at THE BINDERY

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

What if George W. Bush was charged with war crimes for the carnage in Iraq? Screenwriter, playwright, and Emmy Award-winner Terry Jastrow plays out this unprecedented courtroom drama in his debut novel, The Trial of Prisoner 043. With him in conversation is Oscar-nominated actress (and Jastrow's wife) Anne Archer—please join us at The Bindery!


Please Note: This event is free and open to the pubic, and seating is first come first served. If you would like to reserve a seat, please purchase a copy of The Trial of Prisoner 043 below and put your request in the comments field. One book purchase = one seat, no exceptions.


From its dramatic opening—the former president is abducted on a renowned golf course in Scotland and flown to The Hague to meet his accusers—The Trial of Prisoner 043 draws readers in and keeps them riveted with stunning revelations, moving testimony, and gripping suspense. Bush is the first head of a major superpower, let alone the reigning superpower, to be subjected to international law before the International Criminal Court (ICC). For a full year, the ICC has been amassing evidence to indict Bush as the ultimate decision maker responsible for an unjustifiable and perhaps illegal war. The prosecution is led by a dynamic team: Michael McBride, a hard-charging, fiercely intelligent lawyer from the United States, and Nadia Shadid, a passionate, gifted attorney born and raised in Fallujah, Iraq. After failed rescue attempts by the US military, Bush resigns himself to standing trial and brings in his own dream team for his defense. Guilty or innocent—will justice prevail?


Driven by both fictional and factual characters, including Condoleezza Rice and General Tommy Franks as the star witnesses for the defense, The Trial of Prisoner 043 renews questions about former President Bush’s motivation for waging war against Saddam Hussein and Iraq instead of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.




“Carefully researched and brilliantly argued, this is compelling, infuriating, and cathartic.”  —Lou Aronica, New York Times best-selling author




Terry Jastrow began his career in the entertainment industry with ABC Sports as the youngest network television producer in history. During his time with ABC, he produced or directed many major sporting events, including a Super Bowl, six Olympic Games, and sixty major golf championships. He won seven Emmy Awards, having been nominated seventeen times. He served as president of Jack Nicklaus Productions and, after studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, enjoyed a few eventful years as an actor in theater, film, and television. In 2015, he wrote, produced, and directed a feature film, The Squeeze. In 2016, he wrote the stage play The Trial of Jane Fonda, which was produced in London and received a nomination for Best New Play (Off West End). A descendant of America’s second president, John Adams, Jastrow was born in Colorado, raised in Oklahoma and Texas, and has lived his adult life in New York and California. The Trial of Prisoner 043 is his first novel.





RSVP is appreciated, but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a signed copy of The Trial of Prisoner 043, please order below and put your request in the comments field.



The Trial of Prisoner 043 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946241153
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Four Springs Press - August 1st, 2017