New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin brings back reader favorites—private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller—in CAPITOL MURDER, the thrilling new installment in Margolin’s Washington Trilogy.
Readers were first introduced to Brad and Dana in Executive Privilege, where they unmasked the President’s involvement in serial murders. In Supreme Justice, Brad and Dana were able to save the life of a Supreme Court Justice while foiling a plot by rogue members of the CIA to fix a case headed for the Court.
Now, in CAPITOL MURDER, Brad and Dana are reunited by wicked threats old and new. Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in Oregon, and Brad receives threatening messages in DC, where he is working for Senator Jack Carson, a high-ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A dead body, murdered according to Littl’es MO, is found in the senator’s Georgetown home, and Carson has disappeared. While Dana is in Oregon digging into Carson’s shady background, a terrorist cell is poised to destory a packed professional football stadium in one of the biggest attacks on American soil. As the senator’s personal life begins to dovetail with the cell’s eviil plan, Brad and Dana will risk it all again to uncover the truth and save their country.
Phillip Margolin proves once more that he is a true master of suspense, delivering another high-octane thriller set in Washington’s legendary corridors of power. CAPITOL MURDER’s breathaking pace and electrifying twists will have old fans and newcomers racing to the final, stunning page.
PI Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller, now working as a congressional legal aide, contend with sex scandals, an escaped murderer, and a looming major terrorist attack on U.S. soil in bestseller Margolin's busy third Washington, D.C., thriller (after 2010's Supreme Justice). Cutler is dispatched to Portland, Ore., where Miller's boss, Sen. Jack Carson, has gotten involved with a Middle Eastern seductress, Jessica Koshani, who possesses a DVD showing Carson in a compromising position. Koshani blackmails Carson into returning to D.C., where he's to report to her on what the authorities know about a suicide bombing her employers are plotting. Meanwhile, Miller must keep track of Clarence Little, a serial killer and former client sent to prison in 2008's Executive Privilege, who's been sending Miller cryptically threatening letters since escaping custody in Oregon. Some readers may struggle with the large cast and many scene shifts, but Margolin manages to pull everything together in the end.
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Great reading....will keep you in suspense
Didn't get it
Ultimately, the book got interesting with about 30 pages left. It skipped around so much that I had a real hard time following it and the book seemed to be written with so much filler just to fill pages that it was really hard for me to read. I'm one of those that can't start another book until I'm finished with what I'm reading and this one took me about 4 weeks. It was almost a chore to read it.
Who wrote this trash?
I have read several of Margolin's books. His previous books have been enjoyable. This was clearly an exception. After 300 or so pages I couldn't take any more. Poorly written, predictable plot with ridiculous characters. It has to be pretty bad to put it down after 300 pages, and it was!