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Private investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller have overcome more than a few daunting challenges and powerful enemies to see justice done. Now wicked threats old and new are about to bring them together once again. Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in Oregon, and Brad receives threatening messages in D.C., where he is working for Senator Jack Carson, a high-ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A dead body, murdered according to Little's M.O., is found in the senator's Georgetown home, and Carson has disappeared. While Dana is in Oregon digging into Carson's shady background, a terrorist cell is poised to destroy a packed professional football stadium in one of the biggest attacks on American soil. As the senator's personal life begins to dovetail with the cell's evil plan, Brad and Dana will risk it all again to uncover the truth and save their country.

©2012 Phillip M. Margolin (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

Critic Reviews

“A killer follow-up. . . . Phillip Margolin’s Capitol Murder is like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.” (New York Journal of Books)
“Margolin delivers another slam-bang political thriller. . . . A nonstop read. ” (Library Journal)

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They're back! A Really Fun Series.

Don't be turned off by the 3 star rating. This is a really good, fast paced thriller. It's just that the more books I review the more I see the difference in good to great. There are many reviews I'd like rewrite, because I tend to be generous in praising books.

In the first book of the series, Executive Privilege, I was thoroughly entertained with Margolin's humor and the tension between most of the characters. Here there is the fascinating and mysterious side story of escaped serial killer Clarence Little which seemed more of a convenient "get out of a bind" ploy by the author. Still, Clarence is a master manipulator. His sequences in the tale are still quite riveting.

Jonathan Davis is great as the narrator.

If you liked the characters in Executive Privilege, (I love them!) you'll enjoy this book. The mystery is good as well.

(If this review is helpful, please rate it!)

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Saved by Jonathan Davis

What did you like best about Capitol Murder? What did you like least?

this had a good outline and characters. I have not listened to #1 & 2 as they were recorded in earlier years and I wanted to experience readers' current recording cadence closes to 2014. I thought author spent too much time referring to #1 & 2 and not staying with the story a bit more in-depth. the 3 stories had a lot of information that connects the whole novel, but at times sounded more of an outline. I have more of this author in my wish list due to some good readers.

Would you recommend Capitol Murder to your friends? Why or why not?

this is not my genre, I am a core romance listener, but am desperate to hear more of JD voice telling me a story. The characters are great, and book1 & 2 may do better justice to them. Author has a way of spinning a tale and this books' ending did not disappoint.

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

I love JD reading abilities. His 2014 deep cadence in Sandra Browns' Mean Streak, was so great, I have been trying to find other reads/authors that his voice can do justice to the story. JD performance saved this story. JD is his main stream name. I do not know if he has a romance or erotic A.K.A. name, but I would love it if someone would point out that name. i.e.: sean crisen aka dan john miller of Nora Roberts the Pagan stone, hot.

Did Capitol Murder inspire you to do anything?

I will keep searching JD reads until I can ID his voice on the audible samples. Dana story may be good as she is tough and smart as a whip. She actually is the glue to this story, not Brad. Book 1 & 2 may showcase Brad more, but you have to buy the books to know.

Any additional comments?

ps: Clarance is just plain creepy, but adds to this story. Side note: this is my 2nd read from this author. So far After Dark seems the best story read by Angela Dawe, you will need a tissue.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Very Entertaining and Suspenseful

Yes, I agree that you kinda know that the suspense surrounding what Clarence Little (the serial killer) is up to is just a convenient ploy by the author to bring added suspense to the story, but that's okay because he brings it all together in the end in a good way, and there are other suspenseful parts to the story. Dana Cutter is my favorite character. She is a superwoman. A detective who can handle different weapons and has good instincts. I enjoyed Capitol Murder just as much as I enjoyed Executive Privilege. I will read more of Phillip Margolin. Jonathan Davis is an excellent performer. He must speak several languages because his range includes several dialects.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Series

There are several great characters in this lawyer series. The plots are interesting and fast paced. The narrator is pretty good too.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Many twists and turns in this one

This is like a roller coaster ride with all of the twists and turns that the plot takes. It is indeed a well devised mystery. It kept me guessing, trying to string it all together like a puzzle. To me that is a good thing, making a mystery more enjoyable. I will definitely buy then next in this series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining and interesting.

What made the experience of listening to Capitol Murder the most enjoyable?

Though I'm not into legal matters, I like to hear about the maneuvers and intricacies of this field; these books do just that in a very simple and mysterius way.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not quite, but I found it interesting. It was a clever spin.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jonathan Davis?

Iam an admirer of his narrating style; however, this was not one of his best. Lethargic would be the way to describe this book's narration.

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

Surprising and different; I thinkkk the story is quite intriguing.

Any additional comments?

The author seems to have another book in mind, but I don't think that should be the ccase. I believe the subject is getting a little thin. On a separate note, what can we do to make the studios understand that the noise at the beginning of the books is nothing but a useless distraction? Not to mention those books where gthey opt to incorporate more noise in between chapters...! Really annoying!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Joe
  • lexington, KY, United States
  • 11-04-12

A Rodeo Ride

Margolin does it again, another Political Thriller racing to a great end. This is better than reality within the Beltway.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A LEARNING EXPERIANCE READING THIS BOOK OF MARGOLI

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES,GREAT STORY AND LOT TO LEARN ABOUT GOVT

What did you like best about this story?

THE INTRIGUE,AND PLAYERS

Which scene was your favorite?

TO MANY,BUT THE CONVICT AND HIS ATTNY..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO I CAN ONLY READ 1 HR.EACH DAY

Any additional comments?

I JUST LOVE PHIL AMONG MY VERY WRITERS