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A Washington call girl is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. As police detectives scour the apartment, they find a digital video camera nestled high among books on a shelf. Had she used the camera to video some of her clients during their sexual romps?

Then they discover a small, book-sized DVD case, full with the exception of two slots. Could they possibly get lucky? Is the murder on one of those disks?

As the investigation picks up steam, the business of Washington, D.C., rolls on. It's an election year and the sitting president, Burton Pyle, is running for a second term. His opponent, Robert Colgate, is odds-on to defeat Pyle, whose administration has been rife with corruption and scandal. And there's no love lost between Pyle and Colgate: The campaign has morphed into one of the most distasteful, nasty elections in memory.

Then, on a lovely Sunday afternoon on Washington's famed Mall, the daughter of Bob Colgate's closest confidant and advisor is kidnapped. The event rocks the city and bumps the investigation from the front page...until the detectives decide the two cases might be connected. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barrie | 2/18/2014

    " My Florida book club read this book... a quick read by Margaret Truman (daughter of Prez Truman). Good insider information on DC and White House. Nothing spectacular to recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manja | 2/3/2014

    " Grabbed this as I was leaving the library - it's even in large print!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis | 1/22/2014

    " Pretty gritty and well written as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/31/2013

    " It seems like I have been reading mostly mysteries lately. But this book was one to read for my book club. I have always wanted to read a Margaret Truman mystery and seriously don't know why I never have. This was a nifty little mystery, just the way I like, no gratuitous violence, bad language or pointless sex. Just some interesting politicians, and a team of police detectives trying to figure out a call girl's murder and then a kidnapping of a daughter of a highly connected lawyer working on a presidential campaign. This was Margaret Turman's last "Captial Crimes Novel". She wrote 24 of them. She died in 2008. I could tell that she really understood Washington D.C. and all its excesses and scandals. She should since she lived in the White House. Her 3 sons wrote the dedication in this last novel. I thought it was so sweet I want to quote it, "Dedicated, with love, to our mother, Margaret Truman Daniel. For more than thirty years, she like nothing better than to sit at home in New York, murdering people in Washington, D.C., one at a time." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kait Carson | 12/31/2013

    " I read it right after Ms. Truman died, I had read a lot of her series in the past, but had stopped. This was rather transparent, but she was a wonderful woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isobel | 12/29/2013

    " Finished my first book for 2012. Margaret Truman is my favorite murder mystery writer. Almost read all of her works in the Capital Crimes series and this one kinda disappointed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 12/15/2013

    " This was, in my opinion, one of the best in the series. The plot, a murdered call girl and a hotly contested presidential election with a kidnapping thrown in, was complex and well planned. The cast of characters included a older racist cop, a young biracial cop and a woman cop, a philanderer, and various others who were as interesting and well considered. A very good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Howell | 12/9/2013

    " I like Margaret's stories. I am sad this will be the lat one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/7/2013

    " I'm so sad that this is the last book we'll see of Margaret Truman's (she passed away the year this was published). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/7/2013

    " Corruption in politics and law enforcement and a resulting murder. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/5/2013

    " One of her better mysteries, but did she actually write it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/12/2012

    " Unsatisfying:characters undeveloped, police procedures too long drawn out, too much information. Wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 8/29/2012

    " The only thing stopping me from giving this a higher rating is the ending left a few unanswered questions. All in all, a book I recommend reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Glow | 7/3/2012

    " My first Margaret Truman book. I enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to reading more of hers. RIP Margaret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verona | 6/13/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book as I have most of Margaret Truman's books. This was her last as she passed away last year, so I savored this one even more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 5/8/2012

    " I would have rated this much higher had the ending been stronger...It just seemed to fizzle away in the last few pages. Wrap up, wrap up...I'm done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne S | 3/30/2012

    " The last book in a 20 year series. Ms Truman's sons wrote, in the dedication, that their mom loved nothing better than being in her NYC apartment, murdering people one at a time in Washington DC "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Young | 3/3/2012

    " An easy, entertaining mystery, but not as good as some of the others in Truman's DC series. Take crooked politicians and crooked cops, mix in a few prostitutes, give them outdated ideas on all 3 professions, and stir well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonya | 9/5/2011

    " This was not my favorite Margaret Truman book. The set up took a really long time, and that made the plot very slow. She is a fun author to get on CD, as it makes car rides go much faster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa_friedrich | 9/4/2011

    " This was not one of my favorites by Margaret Truman. The tying up loose ends at the end seemed contrived, and the dialog was blah, the same words used over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennedie | 7/15/2011

    " Way above my age group but THE BEST BOOK!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/15/2011

    " ok. typical MT political murder mystery, nothing exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/4/2011

    " Trumans's writing is always excellent. Her views of the Washington scene come from experience and she tells a story that keeps you enthralled. I have read almost all of her books and it is a joy to read someone who writes with command of English. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 11/15/2010

    " I would have rated this much higher had the ending been stronger...It just seemed to fizzle away in the last few pages. Wrap up, wrap up...I'm done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/3/2010

    " Good all around book - kept you guessing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty410 | 5/25/2010

    " Just happened to pick this one up--read another years ago. Authoe does a nice job developing her characters--the detectives as well as the call girls and lastly, politicians. She has more respect for the cops, that's for sure! She must have learned something from her Dad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kait | 5/2/2010

    " I read it right after Ms. Truman died, I had read a lot of her series in the past, but had stopped. This was rather transparent, but she was a wonderful woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/8/2010

    " book on tape
    i've read all her stuff, i thought years ago.
    i needed car stories.
    this was perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/31/2010

    " An easy, entertaining mystery, but not as good as some of the others in Truman's DC series. Take crooked politicians and crooked cops, mix in a few prostitutes, give them outdated ideas on all 3 professions, and stir well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennedie | 11/28/2009

    " Way above my age group but THE BEST BOOK!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/11/2009

    " I'm so sad that this is the last book we'll see of Margaret Truman's (she passed away the year this was published). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 11/8/2009

    " I really enjoyed it!! I really miss her!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 10/25/2009

    " ok. typical MT political murder mystery, nothing exciting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lobstergirl | 10/11/2009

    " Writing so bad, it crushes the soul.

    "As for money, you've been a wonderful provider for me and our three children."

    "While aware that prejudice existed despite advances made by African-Americans, he'd suffered little of it growing up...." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manja | 9/10/2009

    " Grabbed this as I was leaving the library - it's even in large print!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 6/29/2009

    " Another well-written and interesting entry in the series (and her last), even though her politics seems to have come out much more than in other volumes, which is annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 6/17/2009

    " enjoyable, easy read for relaxation. "

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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.