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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a book with great characters and a clever plot. I have a new favorite author.
Brad Miller is a great hero- honest, principled, and gets into the most amazing predicaments.
I love his voice and the way he interprets the characters voices.
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.
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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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