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Executive Privilege | [Phillip Margolin]

Executive Privilege

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens.
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Publisher's Summary

Includes a teaser excerpt from Capitol Murder, the third book in the Washington Trilogy!

The first book in Phillip Margolin’s New York Times best-selling Washington Trilogy, a powerful tale of murder that snakes its way through Washington, D.C.'s halls of power, leading straight to the White House and the most powerful office on earth.

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life.

In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly, a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that someone in the White House is a murderer. Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.

Executive Privilege, with its nonstop action, unforgettable characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, proves once again that Phillip Margolin—whose work has been hailed as "frighteningly plausible" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and "twisted and brilliant" (Chicago Tribune)—belongs in the top echelon of thriller writers.

©2008 Phillip Margolin; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lu Johns Creek, GA, United States 06-25-08
    Lu Johns Creek, GA, United States 06-25-08 Member Since 2001
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    "Entertaining"

    I have always been a big fan of Phillip Margolin way back when audiobooks first became popular. He writes a story that keeps you interested without having to work too hard to keep focused. I did like the narrator but felt like there were too many long pauses between sentences. The story could have been much shorter without them. Although I would have liked Margolin to have developed Cutler and Miller's characters more, I most enjoyed FBI agent Evans. I can't say I was extremely surprised by the ending, but I did very much enjoy this novel and look forward to his next one.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 01-25-10
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 01-25-10 Member Since 2005
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    "A good listen"

    Okay, the dialogue is not great, but the book is a pretty good read. If you have listened to as many suspense / thrillers as I have, you appreciate a slightly different angle that this book provides with the political involvement. The narration is solid.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Mary New Hope, PA, United States 06-15-08
    Mary New Hope, PA, United States 06-15-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Politics trumped"

    This book has a lot of characters. None are fully developed but they are introduced at just the right time to keep you interested and thinking about the twists and turns of the book. I would not rate this a great book but is entertaining to listen to on a drive to work. Worth a listen.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ironton, MO, USA 10-01-08
    Susan Ironton, MO, USA 10-01-08 Member Since 2005
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    ""Executive Privilege""

    The author keeps one in suspense throughout the novel with lots of twists and turns in this "who done it". I never read any of the author's other works as either a hard cover novel or audiobook but recommend this one. The book story flows very well.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy Ponchatoula, LA, United States 08-15-08
    Jimmy Ponchatoula, LA, United States 08-15-08
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    "Very exciting"

    I enjoyed the entire listen. Very realistic!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Meredith darien 37012, CT, USA 07-17-08
    Meredith darien 37012, CT, USA 07-17-08 Member Since 2005
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    "fast paced and exciting"

    If you want a good book to listen to that is fast paced and exciting, this is it. It is somewhat predictable but it's read well and keeps you going until the end.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Downers Grove, IL 07-01-12
    Kristin Downers Grove, IL 07-01-12 Member Since 2012

    Kalmell

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    "Couldn't stop listening to it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a book with great characters and a clever plot. I have a new favorite author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brad Miller is a great hero- honest, principled, and gets into the most amazing predicaments.


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love his voice and the way he interprets the characters voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When I finished it, I immediately bought the other 2 in the trilogy. It was very suspenseful and I wanted to know more about Brad and Dana Cutler.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 02-26-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2005

    Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.

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    "A Truly Great Suspense Novel"

    This is going to be short, only because I wrote a long review that simply disappeared. I loved this book! It grabbed me from beginning to end.

    There's been just a few books that have thrilled me like this. Absolute Power, Noble House. The Snowman. Like Baldacci's Absolute Power, it's the premise that makes this book so special.

    Imagine a bright young associate for a prestigious law firm being giving a pro bono appeal of murder case. The convict is a famous serial killer who admits he is guilty of multiple murders, but one. It's assumed the court will simply reject his appeal. Only the killer has indisputable evidence he's innocent of this particular murder. If the associate follows through with the new evidence his career is threatened.

    Great narration. Stellar novel.

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    RITU Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 04-08-12
    RITU Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 04-08-12 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good weekend listen"

    Interesting characters and story line (although you do have to suspend your disbelief toward the end). Male narrator did a good job of switching between male and female voices.

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    Denise DeMartino 09-16-08 Listener Since 2006
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    I liked it more than I expected. Decent story that kept moving. A bit comical at times.....A bit unbelieveable at others... but entertaining nonetheless.

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