Although live television shows 20-year-old Daniel Allen shooting presidential frontrunner Jay Seagram, his father, Paul, grasps at straws and devotes the next year trying to prove Daniel’s innocence. Paul’s second wife and family suffer from this obsession, and he’s told, “You need to accept that this wasn’t your fault. That your son is lost to you.” Perhaps Paul attempts to overcompensate for not being in Daniel’s life by trying to stop the execution of a convicted killer. He tries to rewrite family history by focusing on its positive aspects.
"Paul’s first-person narration counters Daniel’s third-person account. Mirrors reflect many views, and THE GOOD FATHER shines with its recitation of historical facts."
An astute physician, Paul analyzes past assassinations. “And