The crime scene is barely cold when the senator's estranged daughter arrives hurling shocking allegations of murder at her father, despite a roomful of well-heeled witnesses who can provide Simmons with an alibi. Meanwhile, D.C.'s rumor mills and spin machines shift into high gear as speculation swirls around a tabloid- and TV-ready prime suspect: Jonell Marbury, a dashing lawyer turned lobbyist at a powerful K Street firm - and the last person to see the victim alive. But Rotondi harbors his own unsettling suspicions. And after a second woman is killed, he discovers that a long-buried secret from his past may hold the key to cracking the case.
Aided by sleuthing ex-attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, Rotondi reawakens the prosecutorial skills that served him so well in his gang-busting days, following the stench of dirty money and dirtier tricks across the country and across the thresholds of back rooms and front offices alike - where doing the right thing is for fools and taking on the system is a dead man's gambit.
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©2008 Margaret Truman; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I listened to this book while I was recuperating from major surgery. It was an ideal story to take my mind off my condition.
This is a good "whodunit" that takes place in Washington D.C. There are many interesting characters, and plenty of plot twists.
This is a murder mystery, so there is violence. However, the violence is not described graphically. There are some sexual situations in the story. They are not described graphically.
I consider this book an entertaining, well crafted mystery.
Narrator Phil Gigante does a fine job. I liked his deep voice. His diction is excellent. I never had a problem understanding what he was saying.
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