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Publisher's Summary

He was a war hero and a member of Congress. Now he's dead - shot down the day after he made a scathing speech blasting corruption in Washington. For Sacramento police detectives Terry Nye and Rose Tafoya, the investigation is a time bomb. They have just twenty-four hours to find out if the congressman was killed because of his speech...or something far worse. Dennis Cooper is acting District Attorney during these critical twenty-four hours. He's in for the fight of his career and time is running out for everyone - and they know it.

©2006 William P. Wood (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Engaging

I enjoyed this story. It kept me engaged and guessing about how all the pieces would be solved in the end.

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Entertaining

This was an entertaining story nothing too fabulous not horrible something to kill some time not a lot of twists and turns pretty easy to decipher what’s going on but I would recommend it

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Abridged?

Liked the story, although a bit depressing. I didn't realize it was abridged. Some parts seemed to be missing.

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It Was Okay

The story line and plot were interesting. However, I found it hard to keep track of the various characters. I was surprised that in a couple of instances the author wrote about women of color, each time he described them negatively: as an obese black woman and another time, 2 extremely obese black women that reminded one of sumo wrestlers. No other women were derogatorily described by their physical attributes or their race. More creative, descriptive language could have been employed in these instances and other areas throughout the story.

Unfortunately, unlike the plethora of books in my library, I finished this story feeling like I did not really know the characters, e.g., their attributes, attitudes, style of talking, nuances, etc.



Also, the narration was relatively monotone except for a few instances. This made it even more difficult to distinguish the characters and who was speaking.

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cliffhanger

the story was read perfectly. I didn't like how it ended with the wife booker case left unsolved. is there another book that finishes the cliffhanger?

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Wha....?

Wood has command of the language and good descriptive skills. Characters are developed nicely and reinforced throughout the book.

I believe in leaving much to the imagination of the reader but wish he had taken the time to write the last chapter.

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Who's benefiting from a politician's murder?

The inner workings of law enforcement is the crux of the story. Local police vs FBI vs judicial system-- they all claim to cooperate but rarely look beyond their own interests. Yet somehow they solve the crime.

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Couldn't listen to the narrator for more than 3 mi

Narrator is not my cup of tea. No idea about the story. Blah blah

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Good suspenseful police drama.

I enjoyed the story. It lead me in different directions; trying to figure out who done it. I felt the tension between the police detectives, the D.A. vs. the FBI agent. Well written. The reader needs to work on his reading of female parts.

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convoluted

hard to follow which characters are in what city. it jumps without warning from city to city and situation to situation that are not connected