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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Truman Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Arriving home from a fund-raising dinner, senior Illinois senator Lyle Simmons discovers his wife's brutally bludgeoned body. And like any savvy politician with presidential aspirations, his first move is to phone his attorney. In this case, it's his old friend and college roommate, former DA Philip Rotondi, who gamely agrees to step out of quiet retirement and into the thick of a D.C.-style political, criminal, and public relations maelstrom from which no one will escape unscathed.

The crime scene is barely cold when the senator's estranged daughter arrives hurling shocking allegations of murder at her father, despite a roomful of well-heeled witnesses who can provide Simmons with an alibi. Meanwhile, D.C.'s rumor mills and spin machines shift into high gear as speculation swirls around a tabloid- and TV-ready prime suspect: Jonell Marbury, a dashing lawyer turned lobbyist at a powerful K Street firm - and the last person to see the victim alive. But Rotondi harbors his own unsettling suspicions. And after a second woman is killed, he discovers that a long-buried secret from his past may hold the key to cracking the case.

Aided by sleuthing ex-attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, Rotondi reawakens the prosecutorial skills that served him so well in his gang-busting days, following the stench of dirty money and dirtier tricks across the country and across the thresholds of back rooms and front offices alike - where doing the right thing is for fools and taking on the system is a dead man's gambit. 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 Alisa Tazioli | 2/19/2014

    " For a murder mystery whodunit this book came in with an easy to follow plot and characters that fit their role pretty well. The good guys and bad guys were revealed quickly and there were a few mildly curious bit players. Ultimately I felt like I was waiting for the plot twist that never came. As a predictable mystery goes it was fine, but not a book I would recommend for someone who likes to chase around complexity in their mystery reading selections. Maybe good for a mindless beach read or airplane ride, but for me it was mystery light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edi | 1/29/2014

    " Story details lobbying practices in DC and features nearly two pages of Homeland Security Dept. ACRONYMS - an incredible alphabet soup. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Della | 1/13/2014

    " Scandalous Lobbying firm, in bed with Senator, has senator's wife killed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine US | 1/6/2014

    " The story itself was fine - too many unimportant characters mucked up the waters. I get that mysteries are supposed to have multiple suspects to enhance the drama...but this was to the point of irritation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin O'sullivan | 12/12/2013

    " Fun DC summer read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MaryJohanna | 11/29/2013

    " Had a hard time with the narrator.... Perhaps unfairly rated the story, but he kept cracking me up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 10/17/2013

    " I haven't read one of Margaret Truman's books in a long while. I am so glad I happened to run across this one. I will be sure read some of the ones I have missed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/12/2013

    " Have read many in this series of easy-to-read mysteries. Entertaining with some information about politics and Wash DC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 9/28/2013

    " Read Margaret Truman a long time ago. Nice to pick up with her again. Scary, though, the corruptness of some of the political figures in this book, the lobbyists in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 9/21/2013

    " President Truman's daughter certainly knows Washington, DC and does a good job with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 9/7/2013

    " As usual, Margaret Truman has me hooked from the beginning. She knows Washington so well and weaves an excellent story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 8/18/2013

    " Since I'm a mystery fan, and had never read a Margaret Truman Novel, I would frequently get recommendations from friends about her novels. When I heard recently that she had died i picked this one up at the library. It was a pleasant suprise, a very well wrtten and crafted mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 7/1/2013

    " A US senator finds his wife's bludegoned body when he arrives home from a fund-raising dinner. His first move is to contact his attorney. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 6/20/2013

    " Mildly entertaining. I enjoy recurring characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 4/3/2013

    " Well written, but it was not un-put-downable. I would read another Truman mystery if I came across one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/1/2013

    " This is a nice benign mystery- just one murder, no gruesome details, believable family and political drama and some good twists. It's a fun quick read. Recommend it! I read it a few years ago and had given it 3 stars but now I'm bumping it up to 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 skokiesam | 10/29/2012

    " Margaret Truman speaks with a knowledge about Washington, D.C., that not many can (and yes, she's related to THAT Truman). Interesting read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/20/2012

    " So far it is very captivating.. WHAT will happen next? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 8/13/2012

    " This was my kind of mystery. All the Margaret Truman books I have read have been really good and this one was no exception. Highly recommended. Book is a little over 300 pages and I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 4/29/2012

    " Read for a book discussion and the group didn't like it.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 3/13/2012

    " ok. stand alone books with some overlapping characters. average washington political theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Mazzetta | 2/22/2012

    " I love all of the Margaret Truman DC murder mystories and there are alot of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 1/29/2012

    " This is a very good book about love, politics and murder in Washington DC. The Capital Crimes books are generally very good; I wish there were more of them available for the e-readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 8/31/2011

    " Good beach read -- moved right along with a few twists along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kcduecker | 7/11/2011

    " I like all Margaret Truman books In the Capital Crimes Series. Also her nonfiction books too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/9/2011

    " This was my kind of mystery. All the Margaret Truman books I have read have been really good and this one was no exception. Highly recommended. Book is a little over 300 pages and I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/14/2010

    " Have read many in this series of easy-to-read mysteries. Entertaining with some information about politics and Wash DC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 5/28/2010

    " Read Margaret Truman a long time ago. Nice to pick up with her again. Scary, though, the corruptness of some of the political figures in this book, the lobbyists in particular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/20/2010

    " book on tape #2 of truman
    so far, engaging.
    good story line.
    liked the phil character.
    having recently visited DC, the books have a more concrete geographical context for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/22/2009

    " Enjoyable as always.
    I wonder if she actually wrote this. She died 2 month before publication and was in a care residence prior.
    The writing is very timely and "alert." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/16/2009

    " ok. stand alone books with some overlapping characters. average washington political theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 8/19/2009

    " I love all of the Margaret Truman DC murder mystories and there are alot of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/4/2009

    " Excellent writing. I love how Truman managed to bring Mac and Annabelle into so many plots without making them the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/28/2009

    " Good mystery. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bigdaddrock | 5/26/2009

    " Scandalous Lobbying firm, in bed with Senator, has senator's wife killed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/22/2009

    " As usual, Margaret Truman has me hooked from the beginning. She knows Washington so well and weaves an excellent story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 3/11/2009

    " Yes I read alot of murder mysteries but I just love Margaret Truman.
    she does such a good job and you feel like you are right there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 2/5/2009

    " Mildly entertaining. I enjoy recurring characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackpl | 12/28/2008

    " Margaret's next to last book before she died this year.

    Great Washington Insiders mysteries.

    Oh the evil that some Senators (and their lobbyists) do!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/29/2008

    " I haven't read one of Margaret Truman's books in a long while. I am so glad I happened to run across this one. I will be sure read some of the ones I have missed. "

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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

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.