“A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." —Booklist
A President is murdered.
A First Lady demands answers.
And a young Senator will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it.
When Robert Constable, President of the United States, dies in bed with a woman in a New York hotel room, the public is told that he died suddenly and peacefully of natural causes--and alone. The truth, however, is anything but that. The President’s wife, Hillary Constable asks young senator Bobby Hart, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, to find out who had her husband murdered and why.
As Hart begins to learn more about the President’s shady dealings, he uncovers a massive global criminal and financial conspiracy, headed by a secret underground organization nicknamed The Four Sisters. Yet the closer Hart gets to the truth, the more shocking secrets are revealed that could threaten his life, American Democracy, and the future of the nation.
A riveting a timely political thriller from acclaimed, bestselling Edgar nominee D.W. Buffa, HILLARY is a novel that will appeal to fans of David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn.
At the start of Edgar-finalist Buffa's third thriller featuring Sen. Bobby Hart (after 2010's The Grand Master), U.S. president Robert Constable dies in a Manhattan hotel in the company of a woman not his wife. Constable's minders at the scene scramble to remove all evidence of the tryst. Though officials say Constable died of a heart attack (alone), his widow, Hillary, suspects her husband was murdered, possibly at the behest of a secretive French banking institution, the Four Sisters. When Bobby pays his respects to Hillary, she asks him to investigate a possible conspiracy. Bobby travels to France, where he meets the head of the Four Sisters, Jean de la Valette, who's more philosopher than financier. Those who can verify the conspiracy are discredited and killed, and Bobby finds himself framed for their deaths. Occasionally, the book threatens to veer into Dan Brown territory; the final revelations feel rushed and unearned, and Hillary isn't much of a presence.