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(1929-1992) US defense attorney, judge and author, who also published as by Sean A Key. Of his several thrillers, The Destruction Committee (1971) is of sf interest for its portrait of a Near Future America in which a group of tough Vietnam veterans come together monthly to kill an undesirable, a vigilante procedure culminating in the decision to kill off the left-wing candidate for Vice President in the forthcoming election, deciding to do so on learning that the Presidential candidate is fatally ill. [JC]
William Jeremiah Coughlin
born 26 February 1929
died Grosse Point, Michigan: 15 April 1992
- The Destruction Committee (London: Harrap, 1971) [hb/]
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