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Ace reporter John Cotton is a fly on the wall, seeing all, hearing all, and keeping out of sight. But the game changes when he finds his best friend's corpse sprawled on the marble floor of the central rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Suddenly Cotton knows too much about a scandal centered around a senatorial candidate, a million-dollar scam, and a murder. And he hears the pursuing footsteps of powerful people who have something to hide... and a willingness to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

©1971 Tony Hillerman (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Another exciting Hillerman book!

Hillerman did write other novels then just the Leaphorn and Chee series. It was exciting as expected. The technology was dated i.e. No cellphones and printed newspapers but still makes for a great read/listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Intriguing and well read.

Hillerman was a master at building suspense without resorting to the current common practice of using unnecessary graphic detail. This story deals with political intrigue, mysterious accidents, misappropriation of funds, and shadowy figures seeking to silence reporter John Cotton. Erik Bergman's excellent reading keeps the listener engaged in every scene. Very enjoyable!

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Boring to the Max

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A total re-write

What could Tony Hillerman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A lot more excitement, suspense, a lot less filler.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Chosen a different book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Hate I wasted my money on this one. Can't believe this crap get published.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well written in a me before cell phones

Well written. What a different world today. Younger readers won't even know of the UPI AP competition, a time before cell phones, and when cities had two (or more) daily newspapers, and a morning paper and an evening paper (like the Philadelphia Daily Inquirer in the morning, and the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin in the afternoon.

A suspenseful political mystery thriller well written by Tony Hillerman.

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Poorly plotted

Poorly plotted, even accounting for it being written in 1970. Too many missed arguments and opportunities. Too many not believable actions.

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Great Mystery

Lots of twists and mystery. Super "who dun it". Definitely did not figure it out.