Margaret Truman brings us into the corridors of Washington power as only she can, where the end too often justifies the means, where good people are destroyed by those for whom the only goal is survival… whatever the cost...in Monument to Murder.
Times are tough in Savannah for former cop and current PI Robert Brixton, so when he agrees to take on a 20 year-old murder case, he figures he's got nothing to lose. It's not long before the trail leads him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah's power elite, and right into the lap of a secret government organization that's been offing "troublesome" politicians for decades. The cold case heats up when he joins forces with former attorneys Mackensie and Annabel Lee Smith to investigate the organization and the murders they committed in the name of patriotism.
With what he knows, Brixton can bring down Washington D.C.'s leading social hostess, if not the administration itself. But can he outwit an organization that is hell-bent on keeping its secrets—secrets that go all the way back to the assassinations of Jack and Bobby Kennedy?
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Only hardcore fans will find much to like in this tepid entry in Truman's long-running Capital Crimes series (Murder Inside the Beltway, etc.). In 1994, 18-year-old African-American Louise Watkins, a resident of Savannah, Ga., pleaded guilty to stabbing a man to death who tried to rape her, was sentenced to four years, served her time, and then was gunned down on the street shortly after her release. Louise told her mother, Eunice, that she was paid to confess to the crime, and now, years later, Eunice wants her daughter's name cleared. Evidence of a police coverup and the involvement of two white girls from prominent Savannah families, Mitzi Cardell and Jeanine Jamison, now Washington, D.C., social fixtures, leads Savannah PI Bob Brixton to D.C. and a connection with longtime series regulars Mackenzie Smith and his wife, Annabel Lee Smith. A formulaic plot and routine prose suggest that it may be time for Truman (1924 2008) to lay down her pen.
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A good read.....living in DC , this just sounds like another true story in todays paper. She has shown the what money and power can do and does on a daily basis.
She calls it fiction.......I know better !
Monument to Murder
This book got me interested after the first few pages . I hated to put it down to go to bed! Margaret Truman was one of my favorite authors . I am sure that I am but one of many readers that will sorely miss her. She never disappointed .