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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bernhardt Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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William Bernhardt's best-selling novels featuring Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid capture the bare-knuckles reality of high-stakes criminal defense, as lofty ideals of justice clash with power, corruption, and wealth. In Capitol Murder, Bernhardt's hard-charging hero takes on his most shocking, headline-making case yet.

Kincaid's legal success has earned him a dubious reward: a journey through the looking glass into the Beltway. Here, in the heart of the nation's capital, a powerful U.S. Senator has been caught first in a sordid sex scandal, then in a case of murder.

Senate aide Veronica Cooper was found in a secret Senate office beneath the Capitol building, on Senator Todd Glancy's favorite couch, blood pouring from the knife wound in her throat. The young woman's death comes on the heels of the release of a sordid videotape depicting her and Senator Glancy in compromising positions.

With the senator's reputation in tatters, the evidence against him, as a sexual predator and possibly a killer, mounts. By the time a nationally televised murder trial begins, Kincaid and his team know they're facing the challenge of a lifetime. According to public opinion, and even in Kincaid's most private thoughts, Glancy is one more politician who cannot admit his own culpability.

But while a dramatic trial unfolds in the courtroom, loaded with pitfalls, traps, and an astounding betrayal, another trial is taking place on the mean streets of D.C., as Kincaid's investigator pursues a young woman who was a friend of Veronica Cooper's, plunging Kincaid into a bizarre world of Goths, sadomasochists, and a community of self-proclaimed vampires. Somewhere in this violent underworld lies the secret behind Veronica Cooper's demise, and the crux of Senator Glancy's innocence or guilt.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/1/2014

    " Book #2 read during my hospitalization and rehab this past summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lpage1479 page | 12/16/2013

    " I usually don't like courtroom books, but I really like the somewhat hapless Ben Kincaid, the protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cranbery | 12/11/2013

    " Great read...........if you love politics and murder! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci Brehm | 11/9/2013

    " good story, look forward to seeing what happens next to Ben and Christina! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/23/2013

    " Not a 5-star book, but close. Love the characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/20/2013

    " Good murder/mystery book with a thrilling end. I really liked the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/4/2013

    " The first of several books featuring Ben Kincaid and company in Washington, rather than Oklahoma. I wasn't sure I was going to like it much, seeing as I'm not really a heavy political person, but I enjoyed it fully. The same Bernhardt elements are there, just in a different setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 colleen | 2/23/2013

    " read 12.29.06 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 12/28/2012

    " This was my introduction into the Ben Kincaid series and I look forward to many more. I enjoyed the characters and the situations they found themselves in and felt Ben, Christine and Loving are characters I want to get to know better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 10/13/2012

    " First and last book I'll read by this author. The plot was just unbelievable - guess I should say "what plot". One far fetched thing after another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/11/2012

    " Horrible, yet I could not turn away. 2 stars for being freakishly compelling. In the worst way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 5/12/2012

    " Actually, I give this murder mystery by William Bernhardt 3.5 stars. It was more interesting/less boring than Capitol Threat, by the same author. I did successfully guess 'who done it'. Now, that's quite enough of life in Washington, DC! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 5/6/2012

    " Ben Kincaid, the Oklahoma attorney, is back. His current case takes him to Washington DC and involves a Senator [Bill Clinton type personality] involved in a sex scandal & murder. Lots of action in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/11/2012

    " Not too bad, but the solution to this mystery "magically" happens near the end of the book. It does tie up loose ends, but seemed to come from nowhere. Having said that, I just got more Bernhardt books to wander through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ricardo | 4/8/2012

    " Terribly disappointing. Bernhardt is not a bad writer and this book would have been fine without all the vampire subplots. Typical case of trying to do too much "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deby | 3/18/2012

    " One would think Investigator Loving has supernatural powers given the beatings, shootings and now raidoactive exposure he encounters at the hands of the bad guys. And he just doesn't seem that smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/23/2012

    " Good overall plot but por choice of filler material. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/20/2011

    " Oklahoma author delivers a multi-faceted tale of a Senator's demise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 10/29/2011

    " This was a fun light mystery novel. It had a lot of humor and it was well written. The book was a good introduction to a new series of characters who I will continue to follow as more books are published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greer Andjanetta | 10/22/2011

    " A murder trial mystery which takes place in Washington D.C. A young lawyer from small-town Oklahoma comes to DC to defend his college buddy who is now a sleazy senator. A well crafted, readable story about a common theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greer | 5/16/2011

    " A murder trial mystery which takes place in Washington D.C. A young lawyer from small-town Oklahoma comes to DC to defend his college buddy who is now a sleazy senator. A well crafted, readable story about a common theme. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deby | 4/2/2011

    " One would think Investigator Loving has supernatural powers given the beatings, shootings and now raidoactive exposure he encounters at the hands of the bad guys. And he just doesn't seem that smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lpage1479 | 7/20/2010

    " I usually don't like courtroom books, but I really like the somewhat hapless Ben Kincaid, the protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 7/1/2010

    " Actually, I give this murder mystery by William Bernhardt 3.5 stars. It was more interesting/less boring than Capitol Threat, by the same author. I did successfully guess 'who done it'. Now, that's quite enough of life in Washington, DC! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/17/2010

    " Good murder/mystery book with a thrilling end. I really liked the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/18/2010

    " Good overall plot but por choice of filler material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cranbery | 10/28/2009

    " Great read...........if you love politics and murder! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Konnie | 6/1/2009

    " I liked this book. A Goths/vampire thread runs alongside a political murder thread The interesting juxtaposition adds to the enjoyment of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2009

    " The first of several books featuring Ben Kincaid and company in Washington, rather than Oklahoma. I wasn't sure I was going to like it much, seeing as I'm not really a heavy political person, but I enjoyed it fully. The same Bernhardt elements are there, just in a different setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2009

    " Not too bad, but the solution to this mystery "magically" happens near the end of the book. It does tie up loose ends, but seemed to come from nowhere. Having said that, I just got more Bernhardt books to wander through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/22/2008

    " Ben Kincaid, the Oklahoma attorney, is back. His current case takes him to Washington DC and involves a Senator [Bill Clinton type personality] involved in a sex scandal & murder. Lots of action in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/21/2007

    " Not a 5-star book, but close. Love the characters! "

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About the Author
Author William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of many novels and has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his three children.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.