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It's the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her staff--Kit included--leave Washington, D.C. to campaign full time in North Carolina, they have one last fundraising engagement.
On the iconic rooftop of a restaurant overlooking the Capitol and the Washington monument, Kit and her best pal Meg do their best to woo wealthy lobbyists for sizable campaign donations. Everyone's enjoying the evening soiree until a powerful K Street tycoon mysteriously tumbles off the rooftop. Even with claims the fall must be suicide, Detective Maggie Glass and Kit aren't so easily convinced foul play isn't at work. While balancing Doug's mid-life career crisis, Kit must spring into action to discover who killed the notorious Van Parker before Dixon's candidacy sputters, even if it means investigating Meg's handsome new beau, the victim's conniving widow, and a bicycle advocate hell-bent on settling a long-standing grudge. When threatening note is left on Kit's car, warning her to back off the investigation, she knows she's closing in on the true story of what happened.
Book 4 of the Washington Whodunit series, which began with Stabbing in the Senate.
Lobbyists and a reelection campaign prove a volatile mix in Shogan's entertaining fourth mystery featuring Congressional aide Kit Marshall (after 2017's Calamity at the Continental Club). As the chief of staff for North Carolina representative Maeve Dixon, Kit is in charge of her boss's last fund-raiser in Washington, D.C., held at an upscale restaurant with views of the Capitol. As the event is winding down, powerful transportation lobbyist Van Parker falls off the restaurant's spectacular rooftop to his death. When Det. Maggie Glass of the Metro police arrives at the scene, she has a number of guests to question, including Lauren Parker, Van's disaffected wife; Max Robinson of the Bicycle Advocacy Movement; and Dash Dugal of the American Railway Federation. With the investigation putting Maeve's reelection in peril, Kit turns sleuth and, in classic Agatha Christie tradition, assembles all the suspects for the grand finale. Shogan, a senior executive at the Library of Congress who teaches American politics at Georgetown University, bolsters her tale with an insider's knowledge of the ways of Washington. \n