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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,078 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phillip Margolin Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780061630699
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Includes a teaser excerpt from Capitol Murder, the third book in the Washington Trilogy!

The first book in Phillip Margolin's New York Times bestselling Washington Trilogy, a powerful tale of murder that snakes its way through Washington, D.C.'s halls of power, leading straight to the White House and the most powerful office on earth.

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired by an attorney with powerful political connections, the assignment seems simple enough: follow a pretty college student named Charlotte Walsh and report on where she goes and whom she sees. But then the unexpected happens. One night, Cutler follows Walsh to a secret meeting with Christopher Farrington, the president of the United States. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life.

In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington. Suddenly, a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests thatsomeone in the White House is a murderer. Their only problem? Staying alive long enough to prove it.

Executive Privilege, with its nonstop action, unforgettable characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, proves once again that Phillip Margolin—whose work has been hailed as "frighteningly plausible" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and "twisted and brilliant" (Chicago Tribune)—belongs in the top echelon of thriller writers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sexy summer read—the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Mixing crime and politics may make for a bad career, but it sure as hell makes for some good reading.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “Just the kind of sizzling mystery needed for [a] long, hot summer. Margolin is the master of the successful suspense mystery. He gives you liberal doses of danger and evil villains, and keeps the action moving. Believable characters and compelling writing…another exciting trip through one of Margolin’s fast-paced plots.”

    Associated Press

  • “Margolin’s most absorbing and richly textured to date.”

    Oregonian

  • “Ace suspense writer Margolin pulls it off beautifully, with the help of narrator Jonathan Davis, who is the perfect choice to cool off a hot concept and make it human.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2009 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Gott | 2/18/2014

    " Predictable and unimaginative. But is was free on Amazon so worth the time I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 2/18/2014

    " Well, this was not one of Margolin's best efforts. I had the killer figured out within the first 3 chapters. I read the whole thing figuring I must be wrong and waiting for the big twist. It never came. *sigh* And the end, the VERY end, was extremely anticlimactic. Overall, it was still a good read, but I look forward to the next one with hopes for improvement. (Gone, But Not Forgotten remains one of my favorites of all time) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Dziedzic | 2/17/2014

    " I love this guys books. They are take place in Portland area and compelling mysteries. This one is great becuase it has a political angle as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Una Tiers | 2/12/2014

    " This was a great book, the blood and gore precluded me from giving it five stars. The pace is terrific. Characters are a little shallow. The author keeps you guessing until the surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 2/11/2014

    " Read it a long time ago and it was a page turner. Ready to read the sequel for a fun summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billie Pangalos | 2/1/2014

    " beach read....someone gave it to me In my way out of town....fun enough to keep me turning pages "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 1/15/2014

    " A fast paced thriller of murder and mayhem that takes you straight to the White House. Lots of twists and turns before you find out who the serial killer is and a surprise ending. Held my interesting, Margolin did a great job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/14/2014

    " A good thrilling read. A lot of plot twists and I didn't see the ending happening! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2014

    " I would give this 3 1/2 stars, this book kept my attention throughout a day spent riding out the blizzard. It had enough action to keep my attention and and the pages turning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Armstrong | 12/28/2013

    " Very interesting fast paced book...I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/18/2013

    " Typical airplane or beach book, which is just what I was looking for. Kind of predictable, but there is a twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graham Salisbury | 12/16/2013

    " This is the first book I've read by Phillip Margolin. I like this one a lot and will read more of his work. This book doesn't let up. A good one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/4/2013

    " I thought it was a good mystery. Chapters 48 and 49 had me rolling my eyes. Especially chapter 48. It just seemed like Dana's story was wrapped up with a big shiny bow in a few rushed pages. Despite that, I enjoyed the book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.B. Reynolds | 11/27/2013

    " Entertaining, if highly improbable, plot. I did really enjoy meeting P.I. Dana Cutler, and look forward to reading more of her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/25/2013

    " Interesting read about the indiscretions of the President of the United States and his first lady. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryjo | 10/11/2013

    " Another Kindle Bookbub freebie read on vacation. Interesting story. Figured out the ending close to the end so still was fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 10/4/2013

    " Good book, fast paced, lots of twists. This would make a great movie. I may have to read some of his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 8/5/2013

    " This was my first Margolin book, and it kept me reading well into the night. It isn't really a legal thriller, political thriller, or an action thriller, just a good solid interesting story with a tiny touch of romance thrown in for good measure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/11/2013

    " A good action mystery that catches you at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirk | 4/20/2013

    " I liked the characters, but plot was a little far fetched. It read very fast & was entertaing just kind of hard to believe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathi | 8/11/2012

    " i absolutely loved this book. one of my first free nook books. i will def read more of margolins novels. fast read. love the dana cutler character, too, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 2/22/2012

    " This was a free book on Kindle and who knew? I loved it and read it - and recommended it. Difficult to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 1/11/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. Dana Cutler is the PI who uncovers the President boinking young girls and they are subsequently murdered by a serial killer. I did guess the ending very early in the story but then the author can't be held responsible for bright readers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/11/2011

    " Absolutely fabulous from beginning to end! One of his best works by far. This is an excellent suspense thriller. 10 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/5/2011

    " A decent thriller with engaging characters - quick, entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toledo (T.J.) | 7/12/2011

    " This was a better than average mystery, and kept the pace going well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jo | 6/12/2011

    " Hard to put down, fast reading. A bit implausible, but yet exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bj | 3/20/2011

    " Read on my Nook E-reader "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avary | 2/18/2011

    " Good story with interesting twists and suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2011

    " A decent thriller with engaging characters - quick, entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 1/1/2011

    " Fast book to read. Very predictable. I had the killer figured out by the middle of the book. This is the first book I've read by Phillip Margolin, not sure I'd read anything else of this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Belinda | 12/31/2010

    " A quick, mindless read. Okay action, transparent plot, very weak ending. This passed some time but won't stay with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/16/2010

    " Great book for a quick fast paced read. Fun storyline...the President of the United States could possibly be a serial murderer.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marcy | 11/14/2010

    " Airport books aren't worth the trouble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marta | 10/17/2010

    " Fantastic book and I am cuurently reading the sequil Supream Justice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 10/3/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. Dana Cutler is the PI who uncovers the President boinking young girls and they are subsequently murdered by a serial killer. I did guess the ending very early in the story but then the author can't be held responsible for bright readers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 9/21/2010

    " I thought this was a great book. Couldn't put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 9/15/2010

    " Set up an exciting murder mystery with some complex, interesting characgters engaged in a political conspiracy covering up a president's sexual entanglements. Humorous (in the beginning) exciting, winding down to predictable ending but a fun listen on audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 9/12/2010

    " Margolin can flat out write a great legal thriller that holds your interest - this one involves the President of the United States, the First Lady and a couple of serial killers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 8/30/2010

    " The build up and action of this story kept me riveted all night. I bought this book on a whim and enjoyed every second of reading it. An original plot and strong character leads, made for another book for me to hold on to. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys masterful thriller novels. "

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About the Author
Author Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, but Not Forgotten; Executive Privilege; and Wild Justice. With Vanishing Acts, he achieved two new firsts—his first book for young readers and his first book with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.