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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Truman Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In Margaret Truman's latest mystery, the scene opens with an obscure death in Washington's Foggy Bottom, home of the State Department, shifts to mass murder in the downing of aircraft, and then moves on to mayhem in the streets of the new Moscow. Leaving an airport near New York, a D.C.-bound commuter plane falls to earth. At almost the same time, another crash occurs. And then...

Firmly ruling out coincidence, investigators seek means and motive. The means are soon apparent: small-scale weaponry with large-scale impact. Their country of origin? A place where nearly everything - hardware, information, love - can be found for a price. Max Pauling, a State Department investigator, seasoned, good-looking, and hard to fool, quickly takes off on a trail still as warm as the smoking wreckage.

A host of vivid characters people the narrative, including a lovely State Department analyst who finds herself attracted to undercover types; a militia leader in Idaho who leads his people into gunfire; a reporter at odds with his boss but not with a good story; and a secretary of state who loves baseball slightly more than her job.

Fast-paced and informative about flying, food, statecraft, and the violent wetwork under the dryly elegant exterior of diplomacy, Margaret Truman's Murder in Foggy Bottom is another winner in the Capital Crimes series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Val Jones | 1/3/2014

    " The plot was scattered and it was difficult to relate to and keep track of the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/4/2013

    " A good one; contemporary. Particularly interesting in view of the fact that it was published in 2000. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/16/2013

    " I read it right after 9/11, and it hit a little too close to home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saumil | 3/18/2013

    " Amazing Book.Fast paced,great finale. Everything looks real. Great work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/29/2013

    " Max Pauling is on the case when a murder occurs at Foggy Bottom State Departments headquarters occurs at almost the same time as two airplane crashes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/20/2012

    " This has it all. Mystery, terrorists, and a real page turning pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 10/21/2012

    " Too strange that this was written 10 years ago--but is current today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 4/14/2012

    " Too many characters, hard to follow and not very much depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda (Mandy) | 1/10/2012

    " This is a pretty good mystery novel, if you're into that kinda thing. I am. Made a quick read on the beach in Cuba. It was also kinda fun how this series takes place in DC, I just went there on business and they really get into the local colour in these novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/5/2011

    " The paperback came out in 2000, but the issues it raises about terrorism mirror those that arose the next year. Good stuff, if you like political intrigue brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 6/18/2011

    " Edge of seat page-turner; her best ever book. Eerie that she wrote this one year before 9/11. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cara Ellison | 6/8/2011

    " I love every other Margaret Truman book I've read but this one was just awful. I quit after 20% because life is too short to put up with crappy writing. The head-hopping was awful. The slurry of extraneous info was just inane. I remain disappointed and have moved on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 6/1/2011

    " This series is usually well written (which at this point makes me wonder if she is the author still because they still hold together well, and she has to be getting up there in age), not too heavy on character development, and not driven by action--acceptable mysteries "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/24/2011

    " This has it all. Mystery, terrorists, and a real page turning pace. "

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

    " Too strange that this was written 10 years ago--but is current today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Val | 6/13/2010

    " The plot was scattered and it was difficult to relate to and keep track of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/25/2010

    " Edge of seat page-turner; her best ever book. Eerie that she wrote this one year before 9/11. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 10/2/2009

    " A good one; contemporary. Particularly interesting in view of the fact that it was published in 2000. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/5/2009

    " The paperback came out in 2000, but the issues it raises about terrorism mirror those that arose the next year. Good stuff, if you like political intrigue brain candy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 3/18/2009

    " Too many characters, hard to follow and not very much depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/14/2008

    " I read it right after 9/11, and it hit a little too close to home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda (Mandy) | 12/7/2006

    " This is a pretty good mystery novel, if you're into that kinda thing. I am. Made a quick read on the beach in Cuba. It was also kinda fun how this series takes place in DC, I just went there on business and they really get into the local colour in these novels. "

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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

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.