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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Truman Narrator: Guerin Barry Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Capital Crimes Series Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9781597105095
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Historic Union Station means nothing to the elderly man speeding south on the last lap of what will turn out to be a one-way journey from Tel Aviv to D.C.—on a train that will soon land him at Gate A-8 and, moments later, at St. Peter’s Gate. This weary traveler, whose terminal destination is probably hell, is Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. Two men are at the station to meet him. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo’s life. The other is the man who’ll kill him.

Russo has returned to help promote Marienthal’s book, which, although no one has been allowed to read it, already has some people shaking in their Gucci boots. Those in power fear that the contents will expose not only organized crime’s nefarious business but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. As news of Russo’s murder rockets from the MPD to the FBI and the CIA, from Congress to the West Wing, the final chapter of the story begins its rapid-fire unfolding.

In addition to the bewildered Marienthal and his worried girlfriend, Murder at Union Station features an array of memorable characters: rock-ribbed right-wing Senator Karl Widmer; ruthless New York publisher Pamela Warren; boozy MPD Detective Bret Mullin; shoe-shine virtuoso Joe Jenks; dedicated presidential political adviser Chet Fletcher; and President Adam Parmele himself—not to mention freelance snoops, blow-dried climbers, and a killer or two. There’s no place like the nation’s capital, and as her myriad fans know, Margaret Truman always gets it right. Murder at Union Station is a luxury express, nonstop delight.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daphne Ryan | 10/12/2013

    " I generally find her mystery books pretty fun reads with a mini US government lesson along the way. But this was just ok. I enjoyed Murder at Foggy Bottom more. . . And while I did find interesting the character's struggle to get a novel published. . . the outcome wasn't too believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/2/2013

    " This is really a 3.5 star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 7/30/2013

    " Typical of this series by Truman-good summmer reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serbma | 7/12/2013

    " I'd actually give this 3 1/2 stars. Don't know what i expected, but it was fun being taken around Washington D.C. , and I thought it ironic that the character "Russo" had the same last name as the "Mob Mayor of Philly", back in (I think it was) the 60's. I would read another Truman novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 6/4/2013

    " It was an interesting read, chock-full of politics and location/people name dropping. It left you asking questions about our government and how they are potentially involved in minute details mentioned on the news... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 4/14/2013

    " Good mystery. Story started out a little slow but picked up. Also keeping track of who was on what side got confusing. Liked the political side of it. Doe not show politicians in a good light which is sad but true. Plan to read more of her books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Roney | 4/4/2013

    " She's a well-known British mystery writer, but this was dreck, even for genre fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 10/8/2012

    " Loved the international back and forth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G. | 7/27/2012

    " Not as good as some others in her series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/6/2012

    " ok. typical truman political murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derla | 5/18/2012

    " Margaret Truman writes another good mystery "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 11/30/2011

    " Audiobook for me on this one. It was just okay. The story developed just fine but the ending was so weak! It was disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 11/9/2011

    " quick read, total trash, but lots of DC sites that i know and love "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 5/25/2011

    " Louis Russo meets a writer at Union Station who has written a book about him. He also meets the person who will kill him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Schweitzer | 3/12/2011

    " I have read many of Margaret Truman's books--always a good mystery plot with insider's view of D.C. included--nothing spectacular but good solid mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lncropper | 11/3/2010

    " It's just a murder mystery--nothing amazing, but I do like the way Margaret Truman writes, and particularly her obvious knowledge of Washington, D.C. I believe this is the 20th of her books set in one place or another in D.C., and they can be quite interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darlis | 8/23/2010

    " I have read others of Truman Daniels mysteries and enjoyed them, but this one--eh! not so much. We listened to the cd and it just never got my attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 7/28/2010

    " She's a well-known British mystery writer, but this was dreck, even for genre fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 6/4/2010

    " It was an interesting read, chock-full of politics and location/people name dropping. It left you asking questions about our government and how they are potentially involved in minute details mentioned on the news... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derla | 1/23/2010

    " Margaret Truman writes another good mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/25/2009

    " ok. typical truman political murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 10/22/2008

    " quick read, total trash, but lots of DC sites that i know and love "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 9/7/2008

    " Typical of this series by Truman-good summmer reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 4/12/2008

    " Loved the international back and forth. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman (1924–2008) won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. She was the author of many nonfiction books, including The President’s House, in which she shared some of the secrets and history of the White House, where she once resided. She lived in Manhattan.

About the Narrator

Guerin Barry is a stage, screen, and television actor, as well as a musical performer. He has lent his vocal talents to The Empire Strikes Back, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Days of Our Lives, animated films, and talking toys.